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Kitchen Tip: How to Use Extra Virgin Olive Oil

By Chef Billy Parisi

Video and photography provided by Heinen’s partner, Chef Billy Parisi. With its superior flavor and added richness to any dish it comes in contact with, it’s no wonder why olive oil has been used for generations! A recent review of Heinen’s olive oil offerings led to a single conclusion: In terms of cooking uses, health benefits […]

Kitchen Tip: How to Use Different Types of Onions

By Chef Billy Parisi

Recipe, video and photography provided by Heinen’s partner, Chef Billy Parisi. Onions are versatile and can enhance a recipe’s flavor, aroma, sweetness and texture. All onions, no matter the type, are crunchy when raw, crispy when fried and soft when cooked. Have you ever shopped Heinen’s Produce Department and wondered which onion to pick? This guide […]

4 Must-Have Cooking Salts for your Kitchen

By Chef Billy Parisi

Video and photography provided by Heinen’s partner, Chef Billy Parisi. Have you ever cooked a dish at home, or ordered a dish in a restaurant that looked delicious but tasted bland? Ninety-nine percent of the time it’s because the food was improperly seasoned with salt. Salt has the ability to transform virtually any food from boring […]

Kitchen Tip: How to Make a Vinaigrette

By Chef Billy Parisi

Recipe, video and photography provided by Heinen’s partner, Chef Billy Parisi. Whether you’re dressing a salad or marinading protein, it’s always a good idea to have a vinaigrette on-hand. Heinen’s offers an incredible assortment of vinaigrette-style dressings, including a fig balsamic and garlic caprese vinaigrette under their own Two Brothers brand. Both are extremely high quality […]

How to Zest Citrus Fruit

By Chef Billy Parisi

Tips, video and photography provided by Heinen’s partner, Chef Billy Parisi. When citrus season hits its peak, it’s important to not only take advantage of the juicy inner fruit, but the vibrant, aromatic zest too! Make the most of your citrus with these three simple methods for zesting. How to Zest with a Microplane While holding […]

How to Segment Citrus Fruit

By Chef Billy Parisi

Tips, video and photography provided by Heinen’s partner, Chef Billy Parisi. Segmenting is the best way to serve your favorite citrus fruit and it’s incredibly easy to do. All you need is a sharp paring knife to get started. How to Segment a Grapefruit 1. Start by slicing off the top and bottom of the grapefruit. […]

Kitchen Tip: 4 Unique Uses for Citrus Peels

By Chef Billy Parisi

The following post, video and photography were provided by our partner, Chef Billy Parisi. When life gives you lemons, use one of these kitchen hacks. Many people don’t realize that citrus is good for more than adding refreshing flavor to dishes and drinks. It can be a useful tool around your kitchen too, helping to eliminate […]

Kitchen Tip: How to Prepare, Store and Use Fresh Herbs

By Chef Billy Parisi

Tips, video and photography provided by Heinen’s partner, Chef Billy Parisi. As a chef, I love working with fresh herbs because they have the ability to amplify the flavor of virtually anything you cook! At Heinen’s, the assortment of fresh herbs is seemingly endless and extremely affordable, so let’s walk through a few fool-proof tips and […]

How to Shuck Fresh Oysters

By Chef Billy Parisi

The following tutorial, video and photography were provided by our partner, Chef Billy Parisi. Shucking fresh oysters from Heinen’s Seafood Department isn’t intimidating or difficult with the proper tools and techniques. Let’s go over all of the basic tricks of the trade! How to Fresh Shuck Oysters Shucking oysters does take a little practice, but once […]