Allen Asch

Journalist

Chef Allen Asch M. Ed., CCE is a culinary arts instructor that has earned degrees from Culinary Institute of America, Johnson and Wales University and Northern Arizona University. He earned his Certified Culinary Educator Endorsement from the American Culinary Federation in 2003.

Allen Asch's Articles ›

Chef Talk

This has been a tough year for my fruit plants with the early June heat. I have two pomegranate trees, an apple tree, a fig tree, a peach tree, Read more ›

Allen Asch on Nov 1, 2017

Chef Talk

Recently I went to visit the newest Las Vegas Casino, Lucky Dragon. I have heard good things about the food and wanted to give it a try. My first Read more ›

Allen Asch on Jul 1, 2017

Chef Talk

I was very excited a few years back when the SLS Hotel and Casino opened an Umami Burger on the property. I had been reading about this chain for Read more ›

Allen Asch on Jun 1, 2017

Chef Talk

I was in the supermarket the other day and passed a refrigerator with canned crab in it and all of a sudden I had a craving for something with Read more ›

Allen Asch on May 1, 2017

Chef Talk

I am a big fan of good quality beef. I love the center cuts of the animal from the loin and the rib sections. One of the great things Read more ›

Allen Asch on Mar 1, 2017

Chef Talk

It is estimated that 40% of the food that is purchased by restaurants ends up being discarded before reaching the guest. Obviously if this waste can be eliminated it Read more ›

Allen Asch on Feb 1, 2017

Chef Talk

Winter is not my favorite time of the year, hence why I live in Las Vegas. As I am writing this, the temperature outside is 66 degrees. I was Read more ›

Allen Asch on Jan 1, 2017

Chef Talk

I am not sure if you heard about the shortage and price increase for avocados this month. I am aware of it because I use avocados at work and Read more ›

Allen Asch on Dec 1, 2016

Chef Talk

I started making my own pickles a few months ago. I bought a high quality fresh, refrigeration required for storage brand and when I finished them I had a Read more ›

Allen Asch on Nov 1, 2016

Chef Talk

Many religions practice dietary restrictions and prohibitions and many of those laws overlap into other religions. A great example of this is the Kosher Laws and the Halal Laws Read more ›

Allen Asch on Sep 1, 2016

Chef Talk

I don’t know if you saw live or the pictures of the full moon in June, but the full moon that month is always called the strawberry moon. Many Read more ›

Allen Asch on Aug 1, 2016

Chef Talk

Gluten allergies are on the rise. It is estimated that 3 million Americans, 1 percent of the population, have an allergy to the protein. There are also many more Read more ›

Allen Asch on Jul 1, 2016

Chef Talk

I recently toured a new hydroponic farm right here in Las Vegas and it made me think about all of the products grown or raised in Nevada. We all Read more ›

Allen Asch on Jun 1, 2016

Chef Talk

Although dried figs can be purchased year round this is the time of year that the California figs start showing up on the tree and at the markets. The Read more ›

Allen Asch on May 1, 2016

Chef Talk

Spring is such a great season for epicureans. There is a bounty of fresh ingredients and with the change-over from heavy cooking like braising to the grill we see Read more ›

Allen Asch on Apr 1, 2016

Chef Talk

Herbs are the leaves of aromatic plants while spices are any other edible part of the aromatic plant. Some plants, such as dill, produce an herb and a spice, Read more ›

Allen Asch on Mar 1, 2016

Chef Talk

Most people know Thomas Jefferson as one of our Founding Fathers. He is also known as one of the main writers of the Declaration of Independence. From there he Read more ›

Allen Asch on Feb 1, 2016

Chef Talk

I guess the winter weather has me thinking about tropical foods. Recently my mind went to pineapples, and this month without planning I became intrigued by the banana. Over Read more ›

Allen Asch on Jan 4, 2016

Chef Talk

You may have heard by now about the shortage we are about to have on the seasonal pumpkin. We made it through the Halloween season without a problem Read more ›

Allen Asch on Dec 1, 2015

Chef Talk , November 2015

A friend of mine just moved to the beautiful state of Hawaii. I am very excited for him and his new job and I am very excited for myself Read more ›

Allen Asch on Nov 1, 2015

Chef Talk

I just read that the United States produces 32 percent of the world’s corn, which is three times the amount of any other country. Most of us know Read more ›

Allen Asch on Sep 1, 2015

La Rue Marche Café Grand Opening

Last month I had the opportunity to attend the grand opening of a new restaurant on the cusp of the Whitney and Paradise sections of the city. La Rue Read more ›

Allen Asch on Aug 1, 2015

Chef Talk

With the opening of diplomatic relations with Cuba I thought I would share with you some of the food and dishes that you may encounter if you are fortunate Read more ›

Allen Asch on Aug 1, 2015

Chef Talk

I know you are reading this at least a month after National Cheese Day, but I am writing this on June 4th, the day of the event. I Read more ›

Allen Asch on Jul 1, 2015

Chef Talk

I recently purchased a home with many mature fruit trees on the property, including 2 pomegranate trees. One of these two trees is the more prolific of my Read more ›

Allen Asch on Jun 1, 2015

Chef Talk

I recently went on a fact finding trip to Utah to explore the honey industry that is big business in Utah. There are many other states that produce Read more ›

Allen Asch on May 1, 2015

Chef Talk

Being an East Coaster I was raised with bagels being the most prominent bread that we ate. Being raised in New Jersey we had good bagels but not Read more ›

Allen Asch on Apr 1, 2015

Chef Talk

I just finished reading a third book by Mark Kurlansky. I recently was introduced to his writing in which he finds a topic and researches and writes about Read more ›

Allen Asch on Mar 1, 2015