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Ask Me Anything (Office Hours)

Char Nolan - Ask Me Anything (Office Hours)

This event was on Tuesday, February 20, 2024 at 11:00 am Pacific, 2:00 pm Eastern

Join Chef Char Nolan in her virtual office as she welcomes all of your questions. This event was created for you and we encourage you to ask anything – from cooking techniques to cou… Read More.



Can you use a silicon mat in a dehydrator?

— Jane Barnett


My dehydrator comes with these sheets, um, and I haven't used my dehydrator in a really long time. I use parchment paper lots of times. So, uh, you can either just sit it flat on that Meshy grill, use the sheets that Excalibur provides for you, uh, or use, uh, parchment paper. And it's interesting, when I was a student at Rouxbe, I bought, um, a an inexpensive, uh, dehydrator that took for days and days and days to make dehydrated crackers and things like that. And then I saw an ad on Facebook for an Excalibur, and, um, I paid a hundred dollars for it. It's a five, it has five shelves in it, and I never use it. So my, my sense is, uh, keeping your oven on as low as a temperature as can be, uh, certainly helps to also develop really nice dehydrated foods.
Char Nolan

Char Nolan

Chef Instructor