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3 Methods For Perfectly Melted Chocolate
Melting chocolate for baking is an exacting task, if not done perfectly you can end up with a burned or grainy mess and ruin whatever you are baking. Below are 3 methods for melting chocolate, each can be successful in it’s own way and you need only [...]

3 Non-Traditional Ways to Prepare Your Holiday Turkey
Deep-Fryed Turkey 3 gallons peanut oil for frying, or as needed 1 (12 pound) whole turkey, neck and giblets removed 1/4 cup Creole seasoning 1 white onion In a large stockpot or turkey fryer, heat oil to 400 degrees F. Be sure to leave room [...]

4 Reasons To Grocery Shop Online
1- Convenient -It’s convenient for people who may find it time consuming to do a weekly grocery shop or for people who have difficulty in making it to the grocery store. -The following groups of people may fall into these categories; working pare [...]

A Chicken Recipe for Every Occasion
It taste just like chicken. That line’s become a part of our culture to describe meat dishes that aren’t made with chicken, but none the less, taste almost exactly like our favorite poultry meat. And why do we think that many of these alternative [...]

A Look at Apron Patterns -
It is a refreshing and rewarding pastime for many people to sew their own aprons. Sewing your own aprons can give you the opportunity to add a creative and personalized flair to this accessory. Several sewing stores, both on and offline, now offer a [...]

A Look at Personalized Aprons -
When we look at the historical picture of aprons throughout time, we know that they originated from a functional need to keep clothing clean and to be able to carry utensils and kindling wood. Over time, however, aprons have evolved into somewhat of [...]

A Recipe for Rye Bread
The more I make bread, the more I am convinced of the importance of the kitchen being in the best position in the house. When we designed and built our house, I was determined that the kitchen should have a view and be on the front of the house. Now [...]

Affordable Gourmet-style Recipes
(ARA) - Looking for recipe ideas that are easy to follow, inexpensive and relatively guilt-free too? Try incorporating an American household favorite -- canned tuna! For something a little different that promises to please guests and family, Bumble [...]

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When you are after top-quality advice about cooking recipes, you'll find it easier said than done separating value packed information from ill-equiped cooking recipes submissions and support so it is sensible to know how to moderate the information [...]

American Fast Food Restaurants
As a staple of life our need to eat has developed from a basic form of simply feeding our bodies with the fuel it requires, to a complicated art of presentation and taste combined with our intrinsic need to experiment with everything we see, touch, s [...]

Barbecue Basics for all
Since the Stone Age, man has been perfecting the art of cooking using a direct flame. If you were to ask someone about the history of barbecue, you would most likely get a response similar to the statement above. However that would not be quite righ [...]

Barbecue Sauce Recipe
The barbecue began in the American context during the late 1800's cattle drives in the West. The cowhands usually had low quality cuts of beef that had to be preserved over long periods of time of cattle driving. The main choice for this was briske [...]

Barbeque Basics
There’s nothing more enjoyable than having friends and family gathered around amidst the wonderful smells of charcoal-grilled prawns, vegetables and selected favorites. Barbecuing is one of those time- honored rituals that go hand in hand with su [...]

Become a Chef Of Your Favorite Restaurant
So you want to be a chef! The culinary arts are a great choice for a career. It helps if you have a previous interest in cooking. Most people that decide that they would like to explore the great field of the culinary arts already seem to have the [...]

Best Cookies: Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies
These cookies are a delightful chocolaty twist on the traditional oatmeal cookie. Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies 1 ½ cups sugar 1 cup butter, softened 2 eggs 2 ½ (1 oz.) squares unsweetened baking chocolate, melted 2 teaspoons vanilla 1 ½ [...]

Best Cookies: Oatmeal Crispies
These crisp, light, crunchy cookies are perfect with a cup of coffee or tea. Oatmeal Crispies 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar ½ cup butter, softened ½ cup shortening 2 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla 2 cups uncooked quick-cooking oats 1 ½ cup al [...]

Best Recipes: Ice Cream Cookie Pizza
Gather everybody around for this really cool cold pizza. Each person will have lots of fun topping their ice cream pizza slices with lots of yummy goodies. Great for kids parties. Cookie ¾ cup firmly packed brown sugar ½ cup butter or margarin [...]

Best Recipes: Rum Raisin Cheesecake
If you like rum raisin ice cream, you’ll enjoy the flavor of rum raisin in this unique cheesecake. Crust 1 cup old fashioned or quick cooking oats, uncooked ¼ cup chopped nuts 3 tablespoons margarine, melted 3 tablespoons packed brown sugar [...]

Brazilian Cuisine
It began as most ‘ethnic food movements’ do – with small restaurants in the neighborhoods where immigrants settled, diners and lunchrooms and tea rooms opened by those who wanted to offer a taste of home to their fellow émigrés. Chinese, Italian [...]

Brinkman Smoke N Pit Professional and Grill King Smoker Reviewed
Brinkman grills have always been popular among grillers during the summer. We are going to take a look at two smoker grills, which are popular not only in the summer, but you can smoke meats as well during the winter. The Brinkman Smoke N Pit grill [...]

British Cuisine
has always suffered from bad press. The simple homespun fare and plain preparation of most traditional British foods pales when compared to French haute cuisine, and it’s not uncommon for food critics to sound almost apologetic when writing about tr [...]

Cake Pans
Cake pans….the secret behind every successful cake. My husband tells me that if I am the most luscious cake of his life. Well, who am I to disagree with him as long as he is happy being my cake pan? When we were shopping for our wedding decorati [...]

Cantonese Regional Cuisine
Easily the most well-known of the Chinese regional cuisines, Cantonese cuisine comes from the region around Canton in Southern China. Simple spices and a wide variety of foods used in cooking characterize Cantonese cuisine. Of all the Chinese regions [...]

Chicken Stock
The basis of a good soup is usually a good stock. Once you know how to make a good stock, you can use it for an almost endless variety of soups. This is a recipe I use for chicken stock that's easy to make, and tastes delicious. I usually make extra, [...]

Chinese Food
now holds a popular place among the entire population of the world. You can find a Chinese restaurant in every major city and in many smaller areas of the world as well. Why is Chinese food so popular? Is Chinese food healthy? What is the history of [...]

Choosing Foods For Your Special Event
Choosing the right menu for a special event can be just as important as choosing a location. Food can communicate a theme, convey a feeling or set the mood of an entire night. If you are planning a high-class extravaganza, hot dogs and beer might not [...]

Choosing The Best Ice Cream Maker
You can make delicious ice cream at home, as good as any premium store brand, if you choose a good ice cream maker and follow a few tips. Ice cream makers can range in price from under $100 to over $500. The more expensive models contain built in fre [...]

Coffee Makers For Different Coffee Types
There is nothing quite like waking up in the morning, stumbling to the kitchen and finding your favourite coffee brewed and waiting for you. Of all the drinks in the world, coffee seems to have universal appeal. But if you have ever travelled you qui [...]

Converting a Recipe for your CrockPot
Crockpots vary but the low setting is typically around 100 degrees and its high setting is around 300 degrees. Knowing this, it is fairly easy to convert most recipes for use in your slow cooker. Some adjusments to cooking times will be a judgem [...]

Converting a Stovetop Recipe to a Crockpot Recipe
Crockpots vary but the low setting is typically around 100 degrees and its high setting is around 300 degrees. Knowing this, it is fairly easy to convert most recipes for use in your slow cooker. Some adjusments to cooking times will be a judgemen [...]

Cook from the Heart, Not by the Book
(ARA) - You don’t have to go by the book to create tasty, easy, sociable food. Easy-peasy meal preparation is all about stripping cooking down to its bare essentials (they don’t call me the Naked Chef for nothing!), using little techniques and conv [...]

Cooking Aprons: An Overview -
We all take notice of the chefs in our favorite restaurant, at one point or another. We recognize them by their signature hats and chef aprons. Chefs have used cooking aprons for a countless number of years. Not only is it the attire-of-choice at man [...]

Cooking Lesson: Seasoning Cast Iron Like The Pros
In the days before we had non-stick cookware, we had the next best thing - seasoned cast iron cookware. While non-stick cookware has certainly outdone cast iron cookware in the non-stick category, cast iron pots and pans are still favored by many che [...]

Cooking with a Crock Pot.
Crock pot cooking has a glorious past! In grandma’s day the crock pot was called the slow cooker. She would load it up with roast beef and potatoes, or chicken and vegetables, and let it simmer all day long, filling the house with the delicious ar [...]

Cooking With Cast Iron
Cast iron cookware is an extremely versatile and economic alternative to expensive copper and copper clad cookware. If you aren't currently using at least a couple of cast iron pans in your kitchen, you really should consider it. Cast iron has seve [...]

Cooking With Fresh Herbs
Herbs are fun and easy to grow. When harvested they make even the simplest meal seem like a gourmet delight. By using herbs in your cooking you can easily change the flavors of your recipes in many different ways, according to which herbs you add. Fr [...]

Cookware what you need and what you don’t !
Cookware is always a rather contentious subject. I have seen chefs turn up to even the simplest of cooking jobs carrying more than it would take to maintain your average oil tanker (though maybe this is not the best use for your cookware), when all [...]

Cowboy Themed Parties Ring in Fall with a Yee-haw
(ARA) - Barbecues are not just for summer anymore, but the rich flavors can be enjoyed year-round and even in-doors. As kids head back to school this fall, a great way to celebrate is with a Cowboy themed BBQ. “Kids of all ages have an inner-cowbo [...]

Create a Family Heirloom Cookbook
(ARA) - Almost every family has a treasured recipe, handed down through generations, that is not only beloved because it’s delicious, but because it evokes memories of favorite family get-togethers. A family heirloom recipe book is a wonderful way [...]

Create A Romantic Evening At Home
You've decided to invite someone you're dating to your home for a romantic evening and you want everything to go well. Here are a few tips to help you achieve that result. There are a number of factors you need to consider when planning your romant [...]

Crockpot Cooking - Advantages and Disadvantages
In my 'un-biased' opinion, the crockpot / slow cooker is one of the most convenient and easy to use appliances in my kitchen. The time savings features of the slow cooker and the delicious dinners that have resulted more than offset any minor draw [...]

crockpot tips - crockpot purchaseing tips
Crockpot purchaseing Tips Always purchase more crockpot than you need- this gives you more flexibility get one with a removable liner- they are MUCH easier to clean! Cheapest is not always best- spend a few extra dollars on a good one! Some mode [...]

crockpot tips - don't forget the slow cooker!
Many of your favorite recipes can be successfully adapted to the crockpot or slow cooker if you follow a few simple rules. You'll find a basic time/temperature guide for converting recipes, some do's and don'ts for specific ingredients and a few tips [...]

Culinary Traditions Of Cuba
The East Caribbean island of Cuba has a rich cultural heritage from which has arisen culinary traditions that are as vibrant and varied as the variety of cultures that have contributed to the development of this distinct and delicious cuisine. In add [...]

Culinary Traditions Of France
French cuisine is the amazingly high standard to which all other native cuisines must live up to. The country of France is home of some of the finest cuisine in the world, and it is created by some of the finest master chefs in the world. The French [...]

Culinary Traditions Of South America: Argentina
Argentina is South America's second largest country, snugly situated between the Andes mountain range, the Pacific Ocean, and the South American countries of Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, Brazil, and Chile. Being situated in such a manner, Argentina is [...]

Do You Know How Many Ways There Are To Eat A "Cat Head Biscuit"?
A time honored Southern tradition, the infamous "Cat Head" biscuit has become as much an icon of southern cooking as fried chicken. Just say the words "Cat Head Biscuits" almost anywhere in the South and you will instantly conjure up memories chi [...]

Easing Coughs Naturally
Whether it be the dead of winter or the high life of summer, colds and allergies seem to pop up out of nowhere and “catch” us completely off guard. Hand-in-hand with these seasonal terrors come the dreaded cough and there are two ways you can fight [...]

Easy summer salads, lighter foods for a brighter summer
Easy summer salads are the way to go, now that the winter blues are fading into the distance and salad days are here. The best salads are light, bright and easy to prepare. After all who wants to spend hours slaving away in the kitchen when friend [...]

Edith's Cake That Thrilled the French
Twenty-three chefs who cooked for world royalty and heads of state (The Club des Chefs des Chefs) were, during their 1987 visit to the U.S., wined and dined with the best our finest chefs had to offer. What impressed them most? Lunch at an Amish farm [...]

Everything You Want to Know About the Different Salmon Species
King Salmon, Sockeye, Silver, Pink, Chum, and Atlantic Descriptions of the Salmon Species by Garry Gamber Did you know that there are five species of Pacific salmon and one species of Atlantic salmon? Further, did you know that all 5 species of [...]

Food Allergies
An allergy can be described as a malfunction of the immune system, an exaggerated response to certain substances. Your body mistakenly believes that something it has touched, smelled or eaten is harmful to it and your body releases massive amounts of [...]

Frugal Cooking With Herbs
Herbs are fun to grow and easy to use. Herbs can be a frugal cook's best friend because they can enhance even the simplest fare making it seem grand! Herbs are easy to grow--you can even grow them on your kitchen windowsill. The addition of her [...]

Frugal Menu Planning--Getting Started
Getting started making a plan for a week's worth of meals can surely be a bit daunting at first. It need not be complicated--though a little bit of time spent planning will be well worth it! A good way to start is by looking at what you already [...]

Garam Masala - The Spices of India
India is known for its excellent cuisine, it's unique regions of cooking, and a pleasant dining experience. India is distinguished in the world's cuisine for it vegetarian dishes. One thing all of the regional cuisines of India have in common is it's [...]

Garlic: A Quick Guide
Garlic, there's nothing like the smell of garlic. It's great in soups and sauces, roasted with meats or on it's own, and it's wonderful mixed with butter and slathered on bread and then baked. The scientific name for garlic is Allium Sativum. It is [...]

Get in the “Spirits” for Holiday Celebrations
(ARA) – The holidays are almost upon us, and that means “’tis the season” for parties with co-workers, dinners with families, get-togethers with close friends and quiet nights by the fireside with loved ones. If you’re planning to do some entert [...]

Give Me French Fries with that Shake
What goes better with a juicy hamburger and a delicious milkshake than a plate of crispy French fries? Nothing, that’s what. I bet you’ve had countless meals, especially hamburgers, with a side of fries. Now you’re looking to find some recipes t [...]

Healthy Eating Shopping List
Healthy eating starts with careful planning and organization. Since fresh produce has a very limited shelf life, regular grocery shopping is a must. Creating a menu for the week and writing out a shopping list will save you time and money; while help [...]

How to Begin Wine Collecting
Some people collect wine for money…and some people collect wine because they have a passion for wine. Irregardless of whether you’re collecting wine for profit or for pleasure, collecting wine requires some investment. Enjoying wine is a completely [...]

How to Carve a Turkey
To someone who is just learning to cook, this topic may seem like one of the hardest meals you will ever have to prepare. Needless to say, if you’re having a turkey there’s usually company involved which means a number of hungry people are relying [...]

How to Cook a Really Crispy Duck or Chicken
How to Cook a real Crispy Duck If you’re like me you love the skin on the outside of duck, if it’s crispy. The texture of the meal can totally be changed with a crispy skin. The secret is to make sure the duck is scored across the front and sal [...]

Planning the perfect barbeque is easy. Just follow these five easy steps towards creating a memorable barbeque. 1. Because good company is what makes or breaks a successful backyard barbeque make sure you organize your guests first. Send out invita [...]

Italian Cuisine: A Trip to the Island of Sardinia
The island of Sardinia perhaps most quickly conjures up the idea of sardines. A small island off of the western coast of Italy, it certainly incorporates seafood in to much of its regional cuisine. However, Sardinia has such a rich and various histor [...]

Italian Cuisine: In The Heart Of Tuscany
When an American conjures up an idea of “Italian cuisine,” often what comes to mind is pasta, red sauce, and garlic bread. Pasta, no doubt, plays a large part in most traditional Italian regional cuisine, and few cultures know how to employ a tomat [...]

Italian Recipes - How about a dinner in Rome?
If you are wondering what to prepare for dinner tonight, then you can always try these easy recipes. It’s quick and affordable. Menu Meal: Chicken Spaghetti Salad: Spinach Salad Dessert: Lemon Sorbet Chicken Spaghetti Ingredients: 1 cu [...]

Italian Sweets
The regional cuisine of Italy is surely a delight to the senses. With the pasta, seafood, savory meats and cheeses, and delicious crusty breads, it is hard to stop yourself from eating until you are packed full. However, if you do not remember to sav [...]

Japanese Cuisine
Tempura, sukiyaki, sashimi, sushi – even the words used to describe the most basic of Japanese dishes are exotic and beautiful. Japanese cuisine is easily one of the healthiest in the world, with its concentration on fresh fish, seafood, rice and ve [...]

Kid Recipe
How To Teach Your Children To Cook If you're ready to teach your children how to cook (with kid recipe), here are some simple tips for teaching them the basics, and giving them skills that will last them a lifetime! First of all, think safety. An [...]

Kitchen Pantry - A Cook's Secret Weapon
Doing any job is easier when you have the right tools on hand. One of a cook's best tools -- and secret weapons -- is having a well-stocked kitchen pantry. Cooking is much simpler if you know that you've already got what you need on hand, and aren' [...]

Like An Extra Virgin!
I’m talking, of course, about extra-virgin olive oil! Not many people would disagree with the assertion that olive oil is the very basis and hallmark of southern French cuisine. It’s used everywhere: in aioli and pistou, in tapénade and anchoiad [...]

Making Hamburger Recipes is Easy and Fun
When I was a kid Wimpy from the old Popeye cartoon show was one of my favorite characters because he expressed a deep love and obsession with hamburgers on a bun. Wimpy was always looking for hamburgers and wasn’t happy unless his plate was piled hi [...]

Must Haves for Any At-Home Chef
With the holidays on their way soon, many people will be beefing up kitchens to handle the increased demand for ‘fit for a king’ meals. Not being a professional Chef shouldn’t stop you from being able to cook like one. But, you’ll need the right [...]

Old-Fashioned Tomatoes
Raw vegetables are dangerous and must be thoroughly fried, steamed, and boiled into submission. So thought our ancestors. The original sin of a recalcitrant vegetable was of course lessened by heat, but the conscientious nineteenth-century cook conti [...]

One Chef, or a Bevy of Chefs?
Most cooking tours feature one chef who gives you two to four cooking lessons in the same kitchen on your three to six day cooking adventure. Some tours take you to a variety of restaurants and homes so you cook with many chefs or good home cooks. Th [...]

Party 911: Pasta Salad To The Rescue
Has this ever happened to you? You’ve been invited to a party and realize you don’t have a meal to bring. Not only that, but the party starts in an hour. What should you do? You have four options: Don’t go, and miss out on a really fun time. [...]

Pasta Recipes – The Very Best in Italian Cuisine!
These pasta recipes are excellent for dinners or parties. In this article, I’m going to share with you three delicious pasta recipes that you can prepare for any occasion that suits you. The recipes are very easy and can be prepare in less than 30 [...]

Pear and Walnut Salad with Roquette and Parmesan
This is a contemporary salad which has actually been around for quite a while now and we regularly prepare it as part of our cooking holiday in France. I think it has achieved classic status. The only thing that needs any preparation to speak of is [...]

Pesticides, Can we avoid them?
Why, unfortunately, just washing vegetables is not enough to ensure produce clean enough for consumption We all ingest lots of chemicals, one way or another. We breathe them, we drink them, and we eat them. The most troublesome are pesticides in pr [...]

The pie is an ubiquitous symbol of both Italian cooking and Americana. Oven-baked, thin-crust or deep-dish, round or square, it is a common favorite throughout the United States, with a wide number of regional variations. The most traditional pie i [...]

Preparing Lobster Tails
Lobster, once the food of poor farmers, is now considered a special treat for many. Although some people prefer the meaty claws, I think that lobster tails are the best tasting part of this delicious creature. A great meal of lobster tails might seem [...]

Press Release Chef's Studio - On Location in New Orleans
Chef's Studio - On Location in New Orleans In its "Tastes of the World" program Chef's Studio joined with chefs of New Orleans at the annual New Orleans Wine and Food Experience to explore the best in Cajun and Creole dishes, and enjoy them with win [...]

Puerto Rican Cuisine
Puerto Rico is an island nation that is officially a territory of the United States. Puerto Rican cuisine has evolved from several strong influences, including those of the original peoples, such as the Tainos, and the Spanish conquerors that drove m [...]

Quick and Easy Recipe
Another day, another dinner to prepare. Are you having a difficult time finding easy to prepare meals that can satisfy your growing family? You want to give your family the best, but time is in short supply and preparing a healthy meal has become a [...]

Regional Cuisine Hunan Cuisine
Hunan cuisine shares many commonalities with its close, more well-known cousin, Szechwan cooking, Both cuisines originate in the Western region of China. The climate there is sub-tropical – humid and warm enough to encourage the use of fiery spices [...]

Regional Cuisine Of China: Szechuan Style
The Szechuan style of cuisine arose from a culturally distinct area in the central western of part of China, a province known as Sichuan. This area of China came into its own culturally towards the end of the Shang Dynasty, during the 15th century. H [...]

Simple tips for a stress free holiday entertaining from M&M Meat Shops
M&M Meat Shops (NC)—This hectic holiday season, instead of trying to cook everything from scratch, relax and make merry with the help of frozen holiday favourites! With over 350 locations in Canada, M&M Meat Shops is your one stop shop for holiday [...]

Solving The 7 Most Common Whole Wheat Bread Baking Mistakes
Let’s face it EVERY cook makes mistakes (yes, even us professional bakers make boo boo’s). I’m going to list here, the 7 most common whole wheat bread baking mistakes that you’re probably making, or might make if you’re not forewarned, and wha [...]

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Have you been looking for the latest advice in relation to ovens. When you are after better advice concerning ovens, it will be intricate separating superior advice from misguided ovens submissions and support so it is imperative to know ways of mod [...]

Soul Food
The history of American soul food can be traced all the way back to the days of slavery. More often times than not, the slaves were given the most undesirable part of the meal, the leftovers from the house. Pairing this with their own home-grown vege [...]

Spanish Food - How To Make Spicy Gazpacho Soup.
Home-made soups are so good for you - all that nourishing stock and chock-a-block full of vitamins and minerals. But ... who on earth could face boiling bones for hours on end during the scorching Spanish summer weather, not to mention preparing [...]

Spanish Food - How To Make The Perfect Paella
Looking for a traditional Spanish recipe? Without doubt, the best-known is going to be the prodigious paella ... that tasty, adaptable, gregarious dish famed throughout Spain and the World. And, what an impressive choice of recipes exist for a pl [...]

Spanish Food: How To Make The Perfect Paella
Looking for a traditional Spanish recipe? Without doubt, the best-known is going to be the prodigious paella ... that tasty, adaptable, gregarious dish famed throughout Spain and the World. And, what an impressive choice of recipes exist for a pl [...]

Supporting Local Flavors
In the last 10 years Americans have seen a boom in local food markets and for good reason. While Americans continue to purchase more fast food, they still expect perfect ingredients and they are finding them. So why are they turning to their local [...]

Surviving the Heat of the Kitchen
(ARA) - You’ve seen aspiring singing idols, survivors in the wilderness and gold-medal athletes. Now meet the Best Teen Chef in America Patricia Homma, who sautéed, roasted and whisked her way to the top award in a national high school Culinary Art [...]

Szechwan Cuisine
The cuisine of the Western region of China is well-known for its spiciness, but many Western palates overlook the complex interplay of savory, sour, hot and sweet flavors that underlie the fiery spice of the Szechwan pepper and other spices that give [...]

The Applications of Lead Aprons -
Lead aprons are commonly used in medical and dental practices. In dental practices, the lead apron is often used when having a panoramic dental X-ray performed. Since a panoramic x-ray emits radiation to all parts of the upper body, a lead apron is r [...]

The Demand for Apron Sinks -
Homeowners like apron sinks for a variety of reasons including the traditional ambiance they give to a home. The demand for apron sinks has grown tremendously over the past decade and that is reflected by the increased variety and designs of apron si [...]

The Evolution Of Pizza
Trying to trace the history of the first pizza is a surprisingly controversial subject. Some claim that this popular food is based on early unleavened breads served in the early centuries in Rome. Others trace a connection from modern pizza back to t [...]

The Greatness Of Gumbo
Perhaps nothing is better known as a staple of Cajun cuisine than gumbo, a spicy, hearty stew or soup whose name literally means “okra”. Called one of the greatest contributions of Louisiana Cajun kitchens to American cuisine, it came to that state [...]

The History of Chinese Cuisine
In China, food and its preparation has been developed so highly that it has reached the status of an art form. Rich and poor, the Chinese people consider that delicious and nutritious food is a basic necessity. There is an old Chinese saying “Food i [...]

The Lowdown On Barbeque
Barbeque, in the southern and Midwest parts of the United States, consists of slow-cooking meat over indirect heat. Chicken, beef, pork, sausage, ham, and ribs can all be barbequed – even mutton is sometimes barbequed, at least in Kentucky. With so [...]

The Olive, History and Production
The Olive tree dates back to early ancient times in both biblical and classical writings. In these early writings, the olive oil is referenced as a symbol of both goodness and purity, and the tree represents peace and happiness. In ancient times, [...]

The Popularity of Humorous Aprons -
One of the earliest references to aprons comes from the story of Adam and Eve. They were said to have sewn together fig leaves to cover their bodies; this is certainly the first historical account of an apron being used. Fast forward to the 19th and [...]

The Power of the Meal
Since the beginning of time one aspect of human social experience has stood out as the ‘place to be’ for communication and family bonding: the meal. In contemporary human life the evening dinner is often the only place and time that a family all si [...]

The Return of the Green Fairy
No, this isn't an article about a slightly camp environmentalist who's decided to come back home! The "green fairy" of the title is a translation of la fée verte, the alternative French name for absinthe, the notorious apéritif and favorite tip [...]

The Secrets To Successful Cooking
Cooking is the process of using heat to prepare foods for consumption. Many common cooking methods involve the use of oil. Frying is cooking in hot oil, sautéing is cooking in a small amount of oil, stir-frying is a Chinese technique of frying q [...]

The Soy of Cooking
(ARA) - Soy foods have grown in popularity as consumers learn more about associated health benefits -- soy food sales are expected to reach $4 billion for 2003. Several studies have shown that soy products help lower cholesterol and reduce the severi [...]

The Wonderful Wok: Stir Frying Basics
Want to enjoy the tantalizing taste of Asian food at home? Invest in a wok! Stir-frying is one of the easiest ways to create a delicious, healthy dinner in minutes. Learn to prepare meals the Asian way: light on meat, heavy on the vegetables, and qui [...]

The Wonderful World of Peanuts
By: Lara Velez HISTORY Before I begin with the history of peanuts you should probably know that the peanut is not a nut. The "pea"nut is actually more closely related to the pea. It is a member of the legumes family. Also, peanuts do not grow [...]

The World's Best Pickles
I knew they were the world’s best pickles the moment I tasted one. That first taste took place around 1950, and I’ve tasted a lot of pickles since, am a pickle hound in fact, but I’ve never come across anything else as good. They came to us by w [...]

Tips for Eating Healthy This Winter
(ARA) - It’s easy to eat right during the summer months with an abundance of fresh produce available from a wide variety of sources. But as winter rolls around, those juicy ears of corn are just a memory. That doesn’t mean, however, that you drop y [...]

Tips to purchaseing Food Online
Did you know that you could purchase food online? I was amazed when I discovered this fact. There are hundreds of different food websites on the internet, all of which offer great deals and promotions. So no matter what you are in the mood for, you c [...]

Turn Your Love of Chocolate from a Secret Pleasure to a Fun Social Event
Larry Friedlan Chocolate isn’t a Food, but an Experience Few words evoke the emotional enthusiasm people feel toward chocolate. It has a treasured place in our personal collection of memories - the Easter baskets, the birthday treats, the candy [...]

Don’t have the money to make delectable dishes? Or just don’t know the secrets of flavoring with spices and herbs, and making food stretch? The former is never right no matter what your income is. If you have the money to purchase enough foo [...]

Veganism: Not As Intimidating As You Thought
To some people, the phrase "Vegan Cuisine" sounds like an oxymoron. To others, it sounds like the road of a hardcore food nutritionist. "Scary," was the word used by my roommate when I announced I was going to try to become a vegan. What most people [...]

Vegetarian Cuisine
Rabbit food. That’s what my dad calls vegetarian cooking and cuisine. Salads and vegetables – can’t be anything more to it, can there? Oh, but there is. Vegetarian cooking is at least as varied as ‘regular’ cooking – and in some cases, far more [...]

Vegetarian Gourmet----Meatless Makeovers
Three years ago I decided to go "meatless." It wasn't a difficult decision as I wasn't a voracious carnivore to begin with, however there were a few dishes that I missed that contained meat and wondered how I was going to live without these favorites [...]

Washington BBQ Restaurant
Looking for a that will knock your socks off? The Porch is a Washington BBQ restaurant that will take care of those sweet and smoky BBQ cravings and will top everything off with some sumptuous desserts. Before we introduce the Porch’s menu however, [...]

Weird Foods Of The World - Chinese
I have eaten some weird and wonderful dishes around the world but some of the more interesting concoctions have been served up to me in China. A particularly interesting delicacy I ate some years ago consisted of Cow's bronchial tubes - the airways [...]

What Do I Have To Do To Become A Good Chef
Being a chef is a very physical profession. You are required to remain on your feet almost constantly. Along with that, you must also be stirring, kneading, and chopping your foods. Many times, you will have to do all of this while also having to o [...]

What is Nouvelle Cuisine?
The 1970's brought a great deal of upheaval and new ideas to the forefront, and the world of cuisine was no exception. In June of 1975, the British magazine Harpers & Queen coined a term to refer to a new type of food that was sweeping the world: Nou [...]

Why Do Make-Ahead Recipes Work So Well To Reduce Your Dinner Party Stress?
One of the “tricks” I find most useful for hosting stress-free dinner parties is to make some of the recipes ahead. I find that too many last minute jobs can overwhelm me, so I plan ahead to eliminate as many as possible. The more dishes you can [...]

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