First person: Cooking camp

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Courtesy photo Clovis High School culinary teacher Judy Uerling works on the cost specifics of a mac and cheese recipe in the Golden Corral test kitchen. Clovis High School ProStart and culinary teacher Judy Uerling spent a week in July getting what she called the best professional development training she’s had in years. Uerling was [...]

Clovis High students headed to culinary invitational

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Team members, from left to right, Emily Wickham, Zeke Moreno-Rodriguez, Ryan Sena and Jasmin Mendez work through their three course meal as practice Thursday at Clovis High School. Liliana Castillo The Clovis High School ProStart culinary team is headed to the New Mexico ProStart Invitational competition. The competition will take [...]

Gadgets easily collected

Karl Terry With Thanksgiv-ing on the horizon there are two things that stand between most folks and culinary perfection — finding the turkey baster and getting an accurate reading from your meat thermometer. Ahh, those kitchen gadgets. They’ve been making them for centuries and advertising them on late night television infomercials for decades. Even if [...]

Students prep for culinary competition

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis High School senior Summer Price, left, and junior Michael Mount dredge chicken for frying during ProStart class. Both students will take part in the state ProStart competition March 31 in Albuquerque. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer The teams are picked and it’s time to practice. Students in Clovis [...]

Education Feature: Program caters to culinary cravings

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CNJ staff photo: Gabriel Monte Clovis High School culinary and baking students make pesto sauce for their world cuisine class. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer There are two channels Clovis High senior Robbie Wilmont usually watches, the Cartoon Network and the Food Network. “(Cooking shows) and cartoons (are) all I watch,” he said. His [...]

Culinary creations best when well done

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers I’ve been thinking about burnt toast and tortillas lately, staples of my childhood. Before you label me weird, there’s a Web site advertising a Museum of Burnt Food that celebrates “The art of culinary disaster.” My childhood wasn’t exactly a culinary disaster. In fact, I thought I was a master [...]

Students collect culinary clues

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CNJ Staff Photo: Tony BullocksJamie Dunn prepares one of many dishes Thursday night during the Taste of Home Cooking School, held at the Clovis Civic Center. By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Culinary secrets must be pried from some cooks. But not Jamie Dunn. The culinary specialist shared 10 recipes and lots of kitchen wisdom [...]