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Edible Printing: Makes Boring Food Attractive
Sun, 22 Jul 2018 15:13:36 -0500
WHAT IS EDIBLE PRINTING? It is used to decorate birthday cakes and desserts which are fit for human consumption. They are of various forms and can be used to garnish our food items and make them all the more attractive and mouthwatering.
Celebrity Chefs Don't Just Cook
Wed, 13 Jun 2018 08:38:37 -0500
Ron Popeil started it all hawking kitchen gadgets on late night TV (can you say Veg-o- Matic?) throwing in a set of Ginsu knives if you called "within the next 5 minutes." No question, he was a marketing genius, starting an entire industry which opened the door for celebrity endorsed products and infomercials, from golf clubs to energy drinks. But nothing compares to our obsession with celebrity chefs whom we want to emulate (or pretend to) as we shell out hundreds of dollars to purchase their lines of pots and pans, gadgetry, mixing bowls and latest spices. It's a multi-billion dollar industry that knows no limits. From George Foreman grills to Gordon Ramsay cutlery, you gotta have 'em. We are a gadget-crazed society, and if we only buy that set of special copper pans, we will absorb their skill by osmosis and turn out some amazing dishes. So let's check out the latest from our favorite celebrity chefs. What's in your pantry?
The Legend of Lime Jell-O
Sun, 22 Jul 2018 11:21:17 -0500
Boomers grew up with it, no buffet or ladies luncheon was complete without it, and hospitals still depend on it. Joke if you will, but the proverbial gelatin dessert has graced menus across the country for years, and any kitchen worth its salt housed several jello molds, the more elaborate the better. Cookbooks featured a variety of flavors and ingredients, from fruit cocktail to shredded vegetables, and every good hostess had her own special recipe to impress. At family restaurants, the dessert case featured glass dishes of cubed jello topped with whipped cream. Ir's part of our history. What's your favorite flavor?
Chinese Food, American Style
Mon, 21 May 2018 09:09:25 -0500
For old timers, mention Chinese food and visions of chop suey, chow mein, fried rice and egg rolls come to mind, housed in soggy white take-out containers. Splash some soy sauce on everything and you've got memories of growing up, college and early working years. It has evolved and expanded its repertoire in the last decades, but many of its traditional dishes stand the test of time. Americans have upped the ante on one of their favorite cuisines and there's no end in sight. The containers may still look the same, but what's inside has matured into wonderful savory dishes to delight our palates and enjoy.
How to Test Food Quality at Home?
Wed, 19 Feb 2020 08:14:16 -0600
Finding out the quality of the food that you are consuming is very important. Foods may be contaminated or adulterated with a foreign substance. These substances can make you sick and unhealthy.
Thu, 01 Aug 2019 18:47:40 -0500
Paris (France) - August 1978; it was a hot August day and we jumped the turnstiles at the Place D'italie Metro heading towards Montmartre to look for some Arab food. English was not a widely used language then although I believe it was a mandatory subject taught in French schools then; so getting around in Paris knowing very minimal French then was quite tricky. The most common response to our queries was "No Anglais.
Summer Fruits and Their Benefits
Wed, 25 Apr 2018 08:20:28 -0500
Summer has arrived. It is the season of shorts, sunscreen, hit the beach, filling the coolers and many other things. But summer also brings with itself excessive heat and chances of dehydration. In this season you need to eat food that helps prevents above mentioned conditions from occurring. Here are a few summer fruits and their benefits.
Taking The Kids To A Cinema Brewery: What You Need To Know
Sun, 22 Jul 2018 10:07:53 -0500
When you decide that it's time the family take a timeout from the busy week and head out for a fun excursion, you're also making a very big decision that can have very serious consequences later on - you're taking the kids out. Going anywhere with kids can be tough because you're never quite sure how they'll react, and if you're going somewhere like a cinema brewery, you may not even be sure if they're allowed on the premises.
"Star Wars", Star Dishes
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 13:43:30 -0500
The Force accompanies the protagonists of the franchise "Star Wars" but, in addition, the star heroes must feed well to live the adventures that have been hooking their followers for a quarter of a century. Thibaud Villanova describes in the book "Star Wars", some of the galactic menus that can be savored in the worlds that Luke Skywalker explores. The most famous galactic saga in the history of cinema, "Star Wars", has served as inspiration to multiple creators of the most different specialties.
Dairy Queen: King of Soft-Serve
Wed, 25 Apr 2018 08:05:24 -0500
One bite and we are transported back to our childhood, where long lines on a hot summer night made it that much sweeter once you placed your order. What's your favorite? Dipped cone, sundae, root beer float or their wildly popular Blizzard. Maybe you're a purist, opting for a cup of chocolate DQ, nothing on it. Just driving by that red sign makes us want a frozen treat. For teens it was a (sometimes) fun summer job. But whatever you choose, one spoonful still soothes the sting of a lousy day, takes the heat out of the evening and is just plain all-American delicious. Pulling into the parking lot makes children giggle, and adults feel younger. How far would you drive for a Dairy Queen?
8Top Benefits Of Eating Ice Cream Sandwich
Thu, 01 Aug 2019 18:59:06 -0500
So what is a sandwich ice cream? It is a frozen dessert made up of two skins and ice cream in between. It consists of crusts and an ice cream made from different ingredients. The ingredients chosen depend on the targeted consumers. An ice cream sandwich for Americans has the crust made of cookies and wafers. Other ingredients that may be used are eggs milk sugar and even vanilla. In Israel, it may consist of thick biscuits, chocolate flavored ice and vanilla. Here are the benefits of indulging in an ice-cream treat.
Have You Ever Eaten Lotus Fruit?
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 08:49:38 -0500
The lotus eaters featured in Homer's Odyssey, and you could be mistaken for thinking that they were myths, but they really exist. Or rather, lotus fruits do, and there are people who eat them. Read this article to find out more.
Five Fascinating Food Facts That Are Weird
Tue, 23 Apr 2019 09:11:16 -0500
There is some really weird food out there as well as some foods you think you know, but... do you? In this article, I look at 5 fascinating food facts that hopefully you'll enjoy.
8 Foods To Fight Stress
Tue, 26 Jun 2018 08:26:46 -0500
We feel wrung often by the stressors in our daily life. And, stress affects the food choices that we make. The most often foods that one picks up in stress are foods high in fat, sugary foods and drinks. The vending machines seem the easiest choice instead of looking out for the healthier options. Also, the grocery aisles and the advertisements are always displaying the nutrient deficient foods which are always tempting to buy instead of the healthy food choices. So, the first strategy in weight loss programs is restricting or avoiding the intake of processed and junk foods.
When Riddles Couldn't Riddle Out: Jamie Oliver
Wed, 02 May 2018 11:22:43 -0500
Most of us are lucky in the sense that we don't face any issues with cognition and interactions. Dyslexia is one very interesting yet a very harsh ailment. Just imagine letters dancing while reading a simple sentence, or, the numerical indices getting all jumbled up when you try a hand at calculations.
London's Top 10 Foods
Tue, 15 May 2018 08:21:45 -0500
There are a lot of free tours that you can find. By researching, we can learn about many kinds of food. There are many food tours, bus tours and private tours.
How Does Food Impact Health? What Does Food Do In Our Bodies?
Wed, 20 Jun 2018 09:03:51 -0500
This article is all about food and how important is the intake of food on daily basis.The food we eat gives our bodies the "information" and materials they need to function properly. If we don't get the right information, our metabolic processes suffer and our health declines.
Top 5 Anti-Inflammatory Foods (Best List)
Thu, 05 Jul 2018 10:10:13 -0500
Anti-Inflammatory one of the most overlooked causes to some of the most common diseases. Here are the top recommended Anti-Inflammatory Foods and Diet.
Discover 4 Types of Savory Laddoos From Indian Culinary Tradition
Mon, 11 Jun 2018 08:48:32 -0500
None can deny the mouth watery feel they get on seeing a Laddoo, the most tempting sweet known. But, who have thought about the varied kind of Laddoos prepared and relished by Indian families. This article pops out for a list of different types of mouth-watering laddoos made with diverse ingredients and cooking methods.
How Much Sugar and Caffeine Is in Some Soda and Energy Drinks?
Wed, 07 Aug 2019 09:08:45 -0500
This is one of the areas that may escape the notice of many who feel thirsty and just need to drink something. The question is why are they ignorant of the amount of sugar in each container of soda? It's mostly due to the fact that such is hidden from them while warning labels should be made compulsory.
Out of Africa: Native Foods
Mon, 21 May 2018 09:07:23 -0500
The continent of Africa is a unique mixture of many different countries and cultures, each with their own cuisine and cooking methods. But one thing you can count on is the use of spices, both sweet and savory, often used together, which is all part of the adventure, surprising your taste buds and waking up your senses. Very different from Western foods, and what we think of as American, you're not likely to find any fast food restaurants serving up Tajine or Mhadjeb, but a foodie's repertoire can never be static. Let's be brave and consider some of these interesting and popular dishes from the northern countries of Africa.
A Movable Feast: Cuban Foods
Tue, 29 May 2018 08:18:42 -0500
Very different from traditional Mexican cuisine, Cuban food is an interesting mix of African, Spanish and Caribbean influence. With its many immigrants from Cuba, southern Florida boasts hundreds of Cuban restaurants, not unlike the strong Mexican influence in Southern California and Arizona. Cuban dishes are not your basic tacos and enchiladas but a delightful mix of flavors which have evolved over decades and centuries. If you've never experienced Cuban food, you'll be in for a treat.
The Whole Truth About Super Foods
Wed, 30 May 2018 13:43:22 -0500
Goji berries, chia seeds, cocoa, and dandelion. Are they a business or simply healthy products?
10 Amazing Facts About Avocados
Mon, 21 May 2018 10:43:47 -0500
Avocado is an interesting food item. There is a big confusion that revolves around avocado; is it a fruit or a vegetable? This green colored, pear-shaped, little food item is actually classified as a fruit. It is indeed delicious and is loaded with n number of health benefits. This article is purely dedicated to this fruit. Here, we present you 10 amazing facts about Avocado. Keep reading. 1. Avocado is more than ten thousand years old Avocado has been on the eating list of people for more than 10,000 years. It is a native of America but was first spotted in Puebla in Mexico about 10,000 years ago. The gardens of America and Mexico always have avocado trees. One interesting fact about avocado is that it holds a spiritual significance for Aztec and Mayan societies. They believe that avocado gives them strength.
Thu, 01 Aug 2019 18:48:52 -0500
Sauces. We rarely give them a thought. Don't they just kind of show up on your plate at restaurants, or on the top of your stove straight from a package? Well, believe it or not, they are a finely developed creation in the best of kitchens around the world, created lovingly and painstakingly by a "saucier" (French pronunciation) saut??? chef, a position in the classical brigade style kitchen, which means quite simply a "sauce cook." In addition to preparing basic sauces, the saucier also makes stews, stocks and saut???s food to order And no, in the finest restaurants this guy is not whipping up chicken fried steak or packaged beef gravy behind a closed door. These are highly trained, skilled chefs who work alongside the top chefs in Michelin rated establishments, who know their craft and rarely (if ever) mess up a Bernaise or Bechamel creation.
Breakfast Of Champions: Cold Cereals
Tue, 10 Jul 2018 07:38:05 -0500
Although hot cereals (porridge) had been around since the cavemen, early cold cereals were created for "health" reasons directed toward people who suffered from digestive problems. Currently with literally hundreds of cereals to choose from, they all basically originated with just two simple creations: the graham cracker and corn flakes. John Harvey Kellogg and C. W. Post were both entrepreneurs who started the industry at the beginning of the twentieth century, never in their wildest dreams imaging what they had stumbled upon. What's in your breakfast bowl?
Benefits Of Dry Basil Powder
Tue, 30 Apr 2019 15:14:58 -0500
Present in every Indian household, it won't be wrong to say that Holy Basil is a miraculous herb. It is a known fact that every plant that has some religious importance associated with it also has great health benefits directly or indirectly. Our ancestors were shrewd in this manner, as they gave religious importance to these herbs so that even if we somehow forget or ignore the health benefits of a plant, we keep growing them out of our respect for these plants.
British Blue Cheeses
Mon, 24 Sep 2018 09:09:56 -0500
Most people have tasted, or at least heard about Blue Stilton and Blue Cheshire, but there are many more British blue cheeses that you really should try. In this article, you'll find some helpful suggestions so read on!
Do You Know Where Does Your Seafood Come From?
Wed, 29 Jan 2020 08:52:23 -0600
Sea provides us a lot of things. Food, livelihood, entertainment, and sailing are a few of them. You may imagine the usual scene of fishermen with their nets when you hear the term seafood but things have changed now.
Food Storage: Storing Your Leftovers Safely
Sat, 09 Jun 2018 15:23:41 -0500
After a great party or dinner celebration, deciding what to do with a table full of leftovers may not be at the forefront of your mind, but it's an important part of partying. It's certainly a pity to waste good food, but letting leftovers linger without temperature control can be unsafe. Here are my top tips on how to handle your food leftovers to avoid food borne illness.
Treat Your Tastebuds With These Refreshing Kinds of Pickles
Tue, 29 May 2018 07:57:13 -0500
Satiating your taste buds every time with some savory dishes is not possible. That is why there are pickles to complement your meals! Have a look at this article to know the famous or most awesome kinds of pickles available to replenish your taste.
Enchanted Evening at Luna Rosa
Wed, 23 May 2018 08:25:25 -0500
I was recently invited by a charming gentleman to Caffe Luna Rosa, where I enjoyed a most enchanted evening. Founded in 1993 by Fran Marincola as a gelateria and paninoteca, In 1997 after renovations it became a full service restaurant. My date arranged for a special table.
How to Select Fresh and Ripe Fruit - Part 1
Thu, 19 Jul 2018 11:29:58 -0500
Selecting ripe fruit is easy if you know what to look for. These tips will help you select ripe fruit that is ready to be taken home and eaten. Grapes - If white grapes are ripe they will have a yellow tint to them.
Will the Real Colonel Sanders Please Stand Up?
Tue, 05 Jun 2018 08:01:07 -0500
So which came first, Colonel Sanders or fried chicken? Of course we all know the obvious answer to that one. Among America's most popular dishes, fried chicken has dominated picnics, diners, potlucks and fast food for decades, with no end in sight. The creator of fried chicken is lost in the annals of history, but the one we recognize sure knew what he was doing.
Foods of Russia
Thu, 01 Aug 2019 18:49:28 -0500
Let's face it... when great cuisines are mentioned, how often does Russian food get included? Not often, we might surmise. But the Russian Tea Room ini NYC has been a landmark for decades, and if you like simple, basic somewhat heavy food, it may be one of your favorites. Since founded by members of the Russian Imperial Ballet in 1927, the Russian Tea Room has become a mainstay for celebrities and some of the intellectual elite, where actors, writers, politicos and executives plan deals and celebrate their friends' latest performances at nearby Carnegie Hall. Beyond the obvious (vodka, caviar, borscht, blinis, and leg of lamb) Russian food has an interesting history, spanning centuries of poverty, royalty and everything in between. Let's explore some of those foods which most of us will never even sample.
Food Contamination and Adulteration: Back to Basics
Tue, 17 Mar 2020 08:30:16 -0500
The contamination of products you can eat may be either intentional or accidental. This problem is part of the whole food supply chain and may be affected by a lot of factors. It's important to keep in mind that the standards of quality may offer a safety net for these type of issues in the manufacturing processes.
What Are Bacteria And How Do They Affect Our Food?
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 10:56:09 -0500
Bacteria live all around us, and in our food. So it makes sense that if we want to prevent germs such as bacteria from affecting our foods we need to understand what bacteria are, and how they grow and survive.
The Gastro Bar
Mon, 03 Jun 2019 09:22:33 -0500
A Gastro Bar is more than a trendy new name. Visit one and experience food beyond what you might expect to be offered in a bar.
The Story of Cheese
Wed, 13 Jun 2018 08:40:08 -0500
There is a great big world of cheese out there. Exploring the varieties of domestic and imported cheeses can be a taste adventure with myriad flavors, textures, colors, and shapes to choose from that brings excitement to both eating and cooking.
Everything You Need to Know About Canola Oil
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 09:11:07 -0500
Canola plants are a part of the Brassica family - the same family to which vegetables like cauliflower, cabbage and broccoli belong. They grow up to six feet in length and produce bright yellow flowers.
Major Advantages Of Online Food Ordering For Restaurants
Thu, 01 Aug 2019 19:05:50 -0500
Online food ordering has seen a great rise at an accelerated pace and, being a restaurant owner, you should also rise with this latest trend to keep yourself in the competition. It'll not only expand your customer base but help you grow faster than before in the cut-throat market competition.
The Ultimate Guide to Cooking With Canola Oil
Tue, 19 Jun 2018 08:19:55 -0500
From delicious jalebis to your favorite vegetable fried rice, canola oil is the perfect cooking oil for frying. Pure canola oil is an edible oil derived from the plants of the Brassicaceae family, the same family to which mustard and rapeseed belong.
America's Favorite Foods: Some Things Never Change
Wed, 20 Jun 2018 08:26:13 -0500
While favorites vary from region to region, national surveys conclude that we clearly favor certain foods.There will always be predictable stats, but there are also a few categories which will surprise you. And of course our tastes change decade to decade as manufacturers get more creative, and trends come and go. But some things remain constant, so let's take a look at what we're eating these days. Unfortunately, there aren't any veggies in the Top Ten, but no surprise there, due in no small part to our preferences for fast foods and convenience. What's on your hit parade?
The Delicious Smoothie
Fri, 25 May 2018 08:17:19 -0500
Steve Kuhnau in the 1970's began to make smoothies to enable him to enjoy something that was like a milkshake because he was lactose intolerant. In 1989 Smoothie King opens in New Orleans as the first Juice Bar franchise. In 2003 Smoothie King went International.
The Hidden Benefits of Tomatoes
Fri, 25 May 2018 08:33:19 -0500
Tomatoes remain a very good spice in our diet, but we eat tomatoes because we are brought up to do so. Here are important reasons why tomatoes is worth eating.
Who Needs Ice in Winter?
Mon, 30 Jul 2018 08:10:10 -0500
It is cold outside. It is cold inside. It's just no fun being cold and cooped up in your home. Isn't it much better to go out to a place that has loads of heating and a warm atmosphere? It's great to get out a bit and hang out with some friends. Certainly, when you go to a bar or restaurant you enjoy your favourite drink. And most drinks need ice.
Catering Equipment: To Hire or Not to Hire
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 08:19:38 -0500
There has always been an ongoing debate as to whether it is best to hire catering equipment or to buy your own. While each side has its pros and cons, the onus lies with you as to which option will be better. However, here are a few reasons to consider whether to hire or not to hire catering equipment for your next function.
Indian Cuisine Recipes and Indian Cuisine Food
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 08:57:37 -0500
India has a wide range of cuisine. India is known to the world for use of spices in food. The "Indian Curry" is famous world over. India is a vast country; therefore there is a difference in the cuisine in different parts of India.
Advantages of Using Online Food Delivery Services
Mon, 11 Nov 2019 09:39:42 -0600
Nowadays, people are so busy that they don't have the time to get out of their houses and buy the food they like. If you are also a busy person, you may not have enough time to leave your office or home to buy your favorite food from the nearby store. So, what is the solution to this problem?
Wed, 11 Jul 2018 08:21:53 -0500
We mash them, we slice them, we dice them, we puree them, we mix them into salads, and we press them for oil. This amazing nutritious fruit has so many uses, not the least of which is guacamole, it is taking center stage in some of America's and the world's most beloved dishes. Of course, in the U.S. its most popular use is a fresh delicious guacamole, with tortilla chips and salsa. Add a cool drink, and now you're talking. It's party time.
Wed, 20 Jun 2018 09:12:17 -0500
Description about the deficiency of lactase enzyme and its effect on humans. People with lactose intolerance are unable to fully digest the sugar (lactose) in milk. As a result, they have diarrhea, gas and bloating after eating or drinking dairy products. The condition, which is also called lactose malabsorption, is usually harmless, but its symptoms can be uncomfortable.
What Are the Benefits of Eating Sustainable Seafood?
Wed, 19 Feb 2020 08:22:54 -0600
As more and more doctors are recommending seafood, it has become difficult to take into consideration the sustainability and ecosystems associated with fishing. seafood is a wonderful source of protein, omega 3 fatty acids, but to create the right balance among the fish, humans, and oceans nothing is better than opting for sustainable seafood choices.
Thai One On
Wed, 02 May 2018 08:22:42 -0500
Their restaurants are popping up across the country like mushrooms after a summer rain. Thai cuisine. We just can't get enough of it. From their spicy soups to their rich curries, sticky rice to glass noodles and Pad Thai. We can't pronounce the names, that's for sure, we just know our favorites. So why is this cuisine so popular? Let's Thai one on.
Tapas: A Spanish Food Adventure
Wed, 06 Jun 2018 08:33:22 -0500
An enjoyable evening with family or friends, sharing tapas and sipping wine is a tradition in Spain and has been adapted in many restaurants across the U.S. It can be a great way of entertaining, a veritable mini-buffet, which lends itself to conversation and camaraderie over a leisurely meal. Rather than feeling stuffed after a buffet, sharing tapas dishes with other diners offers tasting many different foods and the opportunity to eat lighter. A pleasant evening by any standards, try tapas. It might surprise you.
Do You Live In A Waffle House?
Tue, 31 Jul 2018 07:58:17 -0500
Waffles have been an American breakfast favorite for two centuries but in other countries, much longer (can you say Belgium?). Most of us think of frozen waffles dropped into the toaster and drowned in syrup, but they're so much more. Pull up a chair and grab a fork.
Few Important Things to Know When Frying Your Favorite Foods
Thu, 01 Aug 2019 18:44:58 -0500
Fried foods, especially the ones you love, are delicious to taste. However, many people have a fear of frying food in hot oil.
Licorice: Good And Plenty
Wed, 25 Jul 2018 08:27:14 -0500
One of childhood's happy memories is sitting in a dark movie theater on Saturday afternoons. eating Good & Plenty candy, Black Crows, Chuckles and Dots. It didn't get much better. Plus the added bonus of grossing out your friends with your black tongue and gray teeth from chewing Black Jack gum.(when mom wasn't looking). Licorice topped our hit parade and wasn't it fun.
Soda Jerks: Heroes Of The Past
Wed, 01 Aug 2018 08:57:48 -0500
Many boomers remember those wonderful soda fountains which populated almost every local drug store of their youth. Where (hopefully) a cute young man (wearing a dumb looking hat) made yummy concoctions and a middle aged woman with a pencil behind her ear asked you "what'll it be?" Sadly, that great part of Americana is all but lost, taking with it thick shakes and malts made with real ice cream, hot fudge sundaes, strawberry ice cream sodas, cherry colas and fizzy chocolate phosphates. They were magical places and could transform a bad day at school or a lonely evening just by climbing onto one of the high stools and twirling around as you watched your order created right in front of you, which was definitely part of the fun.
World Famous Foods
Thu, 01 Aug 2019 18:55:38 -0500
The world is full of best tasting foods. They are all good foods. Just in case it makes you hungry, this article will help you choose the right food for you. Whether you like the best food, the popular food or the tasty food, find yourself the food that will satisfy your taste buds.
Food and Food Health
Wed, 25 Apr 2018 08:04:02 -0500
We all have passed through a phase, or are still in one where the mind still walks the streets of dilemma as to whether the salad in the afternoon can make up for the double cheese hamburger of last night. Whether the calories gained through the chocolate pudding can be balanced through the oatmeal in breakfast.
Bread Dipping Oil: The Simple Appetizer Solution
Thu, 24 May 2018 07:32:32 -0500
If there is one thing that has taken the country by storm, it is the push to have restaurants do more than just stuff one's face. People are becoming more interested in having taste experiences, and a part of this food revolution is the use of bread dipping oil as an appetizer.
How to Identify Cuts of Beef and Where They Come From
Thu, 05 Jul 2018 10:54:05 -0500
What is the best cut of beef? Many of us are lost when we get to the butcher's, or even the grocery. This article identifies the different kinds and where they come from.
Hot Diggity Dog
Tue, 07 May 2019 13:12:18 -0500
What's more American than the hot dog? No country eats more or embraces it as their own like the U.S. spanning all age groups,. How we love our hot dogs: boiled, grilled, steamed, wrapped in bacon, smothered in toppings, everyone has a favorite and many cities are known for their rigid standards as to how they are served (can you say Chicago?). Picnics, barbecues, ball games, airports we just have to have them. They're synonymous with American cuisine and show no signs of slipping. So fire up the grill, pop open a can of baked beans and let's get started.
Mac and Cheese: All Grown Up
Fri, 11 May 2018 08:22:18 -0500
A revolution has been going on. The mac and cheese revolution. Appearing on upscale restaurant menus, stuffed into hamburgers, teamed up with lobster, jazzed up with blue cheese, deep fried and taking on a life of its own. From a popular, economical boxed kids lunch, this comfort food has morphed into a new designer cuisine, and Americans can't get enough. From humble beginnings it has followed other popular foods to the highfalutin halls of haute cuisine. And it's all grown up.
It's All Greek To Me
Thu, 24 May 2018 08:37:58 -0500
One of the oldest cultures, known for scholars and farmers, herdsmen, fishermen and winemakers, Greece has a culinary tradition over 4,000 years old and is part of the history and the influence of surrounding cultures. Ancient Greek cuisine was known for its simplicity and founded on the "Mediterranean triad" of wheat, olive oil, and wine, with a strong emphasis on fresh fish, where meat (except for lamb) takes a backseat. First to use oregano and other savory spices for seasoning, thin phyllo pastry dough and an abundance of olives, they introduced neighbors Italy, France and Spain to staples like bread, olive oil, lentils and almonds. Run don't walk to the nearest authentic Greek restaurant and do some serious exploring. Opa!
Avocados: A Magical Healthy Fruit
Wed, 25 Apr 2018 08:02:58 -0500
Have you heard about a magical fruit which contains a large number of healthy fats that can in fact benefit your body in numerous ways? Recently, the avocados have gained recognition in the healthy lifestyle community. This article talks about this unique fruit and the ways by which it can keep all your health issues aside.
Kitchen Hierarchy: Who's On First?
Tue, 26 Jun 2018 08:42:21 -0500
Have you ever wondered who does what in a professional kitchen? And who barks out all those orders with military precision? Well, there is a definite hierarchy in a restaurant kitchen and from the lowest on up to the top dog, one would be well-advised to follow the pecking order or pack your bags. In very large kitchens, it can get pretty complicated, so let's try to sort this all out.
Advantages of Online Restaurant Delivery
Mon, 04 Jun 2018 10:16:53 -0500
Restaurant delivery services has truly helped mankind in customizing their food ordering. You can easily have the food of your choice sitting at your home. Read the advantages of food delivery services.
Beyond Funnel Cakes: Newest Foods Coming To A State Fair Near You
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 08:41:00 -0500
A poster child for state fair foods, the funnel cake has become passe as vendors dream up new concoctions each year to deep fry and entice thousands of food seekers. Their theme remains, "If you fry it they will buy it." From Kool-Aid to bubble gum (would I make that up?) there is no end to offerings at state fairs, if you're game enough to try them. So if you want to break free from the humdrum corn dogs and fried pickles, here is what you can expect this year.
The Movie Lover's Guide To Dining At A Cinema Brewery
Sun, 22 Jul 2018 10:07:04 -0500
Movie lovers are an interesting bunch in that they really take their movie watching seriously, which can sometimes be a little intimidating if you're just a casual movie watcher. However, the rise of the cinema brewery has given movie lovers a chance to really sink their teeth into the movie experience.
Basking in Basque Cuisine
Sun, 01 Jul 2018 09:19:03 -0500
Right out of a foodie's dream, there is a beautiful and unique European region where the weather is ideal, the scenery stunning and best of all, more Michelin-rated restaurants per capita than any other place on earth. Sound too good to be true? It's not, and you can visit there. It's called the Basque Region. Let's take a tour.
Is Coffee Good for Your Skin?
Tue, 27 Nov 2018 11:59:52 -0600
Surprisingly, coffee is good for your skin. You can find skin-care products which contain coffee, although some experts warn against intake of caffeine, saying that it may increase your chances of getting acne. If you drink coffee with milk or cream, you might have skin problems if, for example, you develop an allergy to dairy products. Basically, the jury is still out as regards coffees effects on the skin. Read on to find out more.
Sports Drinks: Good Or Bad? Is There An Alternative?
Thu, 10 May 2018 07:59:14 -0500
There's nothing like chugging a cold sports drink after an intense workout or game. It's refreshing, has lots of flavors to choose from and its good for you, right? Well, like anything else, there are pros and cons. Read on to know more.
How to Make Alfredo Sauce From Scratch
Mon, 09 Jul 2018 07:07:10 -0500
Here's a recipe for perfect, creamy Alfredo sauce. It's easy to make and very tasty. You will always make your own now, no more jars, tins or packets which all contain preservatives. Once you have made the basic sauce, you can experiment by adding other ingredients of your choice.
Fri, 05 Jul 2019 11:35:51 -0500
There are many delicious Mexican foods. This article will go over some of the different tasty options that are out there.
Protein Ingredients to Witness Higher Demand With Heightening Consumer Interest in Health & Fitness
Wed, 27 Jun 2018 13:41:50 -0500
Growing health-consciousness and dietary transition towards food products rich in protein ingredients is augmenting demand for protein ingredients. The surge in demand is expected to drive protein innovation in the upcoming years.
Foods Boomers Grew Up On (Not Exactly Haute Cuisine)
Thu, 01 Aug 2019 18:47:22 -0500
We've come a long way, Boomers. From our humble beginnings in the 1950's to our celebrated cuisines in the 21st century, no group has experienced a more diverse and culinary progression as much as the early post-war baby boomers. Our parents drank little orange packets of instant Sanka decaf coffee, we guzzled soft drinks and sugary snack foods at the local convenience store and our tastes were pretty basic and simple. After all, what did we know? We ate what was popular and what mom served. Eating out was pretty much relegated to an occasional steak, baked potato and salad at the local restaurant, special events wowed us with baked Alaska and canapes, and overall we just munched on candy bars, bubblegum and anything else we could sneak without arousing our parent's suspicions. Life was simple in every aspect, and we went about our daily routine drinking milk and hoping for Oreo cookies when we got home from school.
Rolls Royce Foods
Tue, 08 May 2018 08:27:20 -0500
Just as there are Chevrolets and there are Rolls Royces, there is regular food, and then there is a whole other category, often referred to as premium, specialty, or just plain better. For top chefs and restaurants the choice is clear, for those on a budget the choice is also clear. Let's check out some of the best foods which are served up at state dinners in the White House and at elegant dinner parties for an elite group of diners whose pantries are stocked with these essentials.
Too Much Good Healthy Food Can Kill You
Mon, 29 Jul 2019 11:22:54 -0500
Water is essential for life and we need to consume it in order to stay healthy but when too much is taken it is known to kill. That was driven home when dizziness and unwell feelings have had me involuntarily taking it easy. At times my legs were too heavy and tired to walk while my arms feel like they are being dragged from their sockets.
Durban's Influence on South Africanized Indian Cuisines
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 08:41:05 -0500
The political and colonized past of South Africa is influenced by multi-cultural cuisines. Durban was highly swayed by the dishes of India because the dense population of Indian stays in the city. Food critics and bloggers have written several food blogs of Cape Town, Durban, Johannesburg, Pretoria where multiple Indian cuisines are mentioned and also showcased their popularity and demand worldwide.
4 Important Tips to Consider When Buying a Cake Online
Fri, 01 Nov 2019 12:01:26 -0500
If you are looking to purchase a unique cake, we suggest that you keep a few important things in mind. If your local stores don't have the cake you are looking for, you can order one online. Chances are that online stores will meet your needs.
Most Despised American Foods
Thu, 24 May 2018 08:37:29 -0500
We all have our favorites. And our least favorites. And then there are the foods we really just plain despise. The list may vary slightly, but no question about it, we are a country of strong opinions when it comes to food. It usually started in childhood, when some children were forced to eat certain foods they didn't like, others were punished for refusing to eat them, but for many of us, we formed our opinions early and have remained rigid. As we grew up, a maturing process changed our minds and palates as we acquired tastes for certain foods we found unacceptable as children. An unpleasant memory of mealtime with the family can certainly formulate a lifetime of rejecting certain foods, but for most, it's just a dislike of the flavor, texture or appearance, plain and simple. Let's see what comprises the list of top foods Americans love to hate.
Eating Your Curds And Whey
Wed, 25 Jul 2018 08:13:05 -0500
As children we repeated beloved nursery rhymes by rote, frequently clueless as to their meanings. One of the most popular was Little Miss Muffet, who sat on her tuffet eating her curds and whey. What on earth were curds and whey, much less a tuffet? Not wanting to appear foolish, we refrained from asking our teachers (who probably didn't know either) or our mothers (likewise). We kind of figured that a tuffet was a little stool, but the curds and whey stumped us. These days we know what whey is (a milk based product) from the popularity of whey protein powder, and sometimes deep-fried curds show up at state fairs (where they deep fry everything), but what exactly are they, and how are they produced? (We'll tackle tuffets later.)
Explorer Diaries: Bhopal on Your Plate
Mon, 11 Jun 2018 10:44:52 -0500
The capital city of Madhya Pradesh, India, Bhopal city has much to offer in terms of tourism. The city of lakes, as it is fondly called, has a very rich and vibrant history, and culture along with a strong culinary vibe for foodies keen to explore. A fantastic fusion of Muslim and Hindu culture, the food here can satisfy many cravings.
Add Some Lemon Zest To Your Life
Mon, 04 Jun 2018 08:30:14 -0500
Who can resist a glass of fresh cold lemonade, a tangy lemon bar or a splash of juice on seafood? An amazing fruit by any standards, these fragrant and versatile citrus have many health benefits, hundreds of uses and are vital for cooking and baking. How could anything negative be declared "a lemon?" Let's make some lemonade.
Jewish Delicatessens: Not Your Local Sub Shop
Mon, 11 Jun 2018 08:58:08 -0500
Great Jewish delis are sadly disappearing from some cities, where many of the best deli food was served up on side streets and ethnic neighborhoods. Locals knew where they were and flocked to them, especially on weekends. Known for their enormous sandwiches, creamy coleslaw and egg creams, those diners lucky enough to have grown up with them still remember their menu by heart and that amazing feast for the eyes and the palette as orders were barked out behind the counter. If you grew up in most of America you can only dream of Sunday breakfast or Saturday lunch, but for millions of big city dwellers they are still a huge draw and a culinary delight. So what are those chow hounds noshing on behind closed doors?
Four Type of Spatulas You Can Choose From
Thu, 02 Jan 2020 10:11:25 -0600
Basically, you can choose from 4 types of basic spatulas. Although there are many other types out there, they are not essential to meet your routine needs. Let's know more about 4 types of spatulas that you may need.
The Whole Enchilada Rolled Into One
Wed, 30 May 2018 08:18:14 -0500
There are burritos, chimichangas, quesadillas, tamales and enchliadas. All different in taste and ingredients, these rolled up Mexican creations comprise what Americans can't get enough of. They may not all be exactly authentic but they have evolved over the years into classics, as our love affair with Mexican foods continues. Let's examine the whole enchilada and see which one is your favorite.
Why You Should Eat These Foods
Sun, 13 May 2018 20:41:18 -0500
Fight disease, eat healthy foods. It is surprising how many health problems can be eliminated simply by eating the right foods. For instance, people sensitive to sulfites simply don't have enough manganese in their body to take care of detoxifying the sulfites. Do you know which foods are high in manganese? There are many other nutrients that help your health found in foods we all should eat.
Nutty for Peanuts
Wed, 02 May 2018 08:25:27 -0500
Just opening a jar of peanut butter or a vacuum sealed can of cocktail peanuts is enough to send some people into euphoria. Our minds flood with memories, and taste buds start tingling. Whether or not elephants crave them is debatable, but Americans love them. One could say we are nutty for peanuts.
Cookbooks Throughout History: Foodie Treasure Troves
Mon, 02 Jul 2018 07:55:32 -0500
Cookbooks have been around for centuries. In fact, crude handwritten scrolls of food ingredients have even been found in ancient Egyptian tombs, which brings new meaning to the sentiment exclaiming, "I'm dying to get that recipe." It's little wonder they're more popular and plentiful than ever. Although early ones were scarce, a few French and Asian chefs recorded methods of preparing foods during the Dark Ages, and early Colonists in America put their prized dishes on paper in crude formats. But once printing presses became common, cookbooks began to pop up among the elites and many of those recipes still prevail today. Although a bit impractical for the average cook,they make for interesting reading. Let's check them out, even though most of us probably wouldn't want to prepare swan pie or sheep's brains with small onions, the entertainment value alone is worth the price.
Every Day Is Taco Tuesday
Mon, 30 Apr 2018 08:40:26 -0500
Fish taco? What in the world is that? A far cry from the early taco to be sure, when one bite of the hard shell splattered the ingredients all over your plate (if you even had one) and across the table, like someone sneezed at the salad bar. They have happily evolved into a warm, soft corn tortilla filled with savory white fish, shredded cabbage, cheese, avocado slices, and a creamy dressing. If you live in the Southwest, every day is Taco Tuesday. Read on.
Indonesian's 'Unknown' Cuisines
Thu, 31 May 2018 10:12:52 -0500
Indonesia has a lot of interested cuisines beside those three who have been known in the world, like Rendang, Nasi Goreng, and Satay. And here are some other cuisines which is recommended to taste besides those three.
There Is Parmigiano Reggiano, and Then There Is Parmigiano Reggiano
Tue, 09 Apr 2019 11:28:23 -0500
As volume and popularity increases the temptation for seeking shortcuts also increases. Most for the Parmigiano Reggiano is not like it used to be.
Benefits of Plant-Based Proteins Versus Animal-Based
Sun, 27 May 2018 08:16:51 -0500
When it comes to naturally occurring protein, there are two options available: plant based, or animal based. While neither is inherently bad for you, there are some distinct benefits of plant-based, particularly for groups of individuals who may have diet restrictions.
Will Write For Food
Sun, 08 Jul 2018 09:23:17 -0500
If you enjoy curling up with a good cookbook, savoring it for hours, what could be better than reading an interesting novel which centers around food? There are many gifted writers who are foodies as well, and they integrate their passion for food into mysteries and other types of entertaining books which make for great reading, even if you can't boil water. Some names you will recognize, others will be new, but get ready to curl up with a good novel and enjoy. It just doesn't get any better.
Go for a Drink in Greymouth
Tue, 26 Nov 2019 14:10:53 -0600
If you are ever in Greymouth New Zealand and are looking for somewhere to go for a drink then you have a good choice of pubs to choose from. This article gives a list of your options. Enjoy!
4 Indian Spices Without Which Indian Cuisine Is Incomplete
Mon, 11 Jun 2018 08:47:12 -0500
Indian culinary is incomplete without the authentic spices that give out a distinctive flavor and aroma to each of the dishes. Preparing any dish requires a long list of spices, and that is responsible to give them a tantalizing aroma, authentic colors and special flavors. This article illustrates few of the indispensable spices, which are commonly used for cooking most Indian cuisines.
Why Is Food Hygiene So Important?
Wed, 01 Apr 2020 07:49:45 -0500
Food preparation process involves a lot of steps. One of the most important parts is known as food testing. This is vital because we can't deny the importance of food hygiene whether it's a home, retail store, restaurant or food factory.
Food Trucks: The Real Movable Feasts
Wed, 20 Jun 2018 08:47:47 -0500
Ever since the first chuck wagons rolled across the prairies feeding cowboys on cattle drives in the 1800s, the food truck has answered the call of hungry Americans. In crowded big cities, early push carts showed up at lunchtime to sell workers a meal, and trucks rolled into construction sites where laborers hurried over and lined up. These days, those humble beginnings have risen to new heights, selling everything from gyros to mac and cheese. We no longer have to travel for food, it comes to us. What a concept. Sadly for many Americans, our only knowledge of food trucks is what we see in movies, so let's check out what's on those menus and what we may be missing. Roll 'em.