In this day and age, due to hectic working schedules, a number of us find ourselves rising earlier and getting home later. With this in mind, upholding order on the home front is a necessity. Thankfully, there are wide ranges of exciting and innovative kitchen appliances available, many of which boast to help us manage our complicated schedules.
The recent attempt by New York City to ban the sale of drinks larger than 16 oz. has sparked a national controversy in the U.S., and rightly so.
I have been to some fancy-looking, classy named restaurants and had food that was just barely fit for the garbage disposal, and been in nasty-looking places with names like The Last Chance Diner, and had world-class, outstanding food.
It stands to reason that sooner or later, someone would figure out how to pair one of the worlds greatest spices with the worlds most outstanding snack....popcorn.
People had had a love-affair with popcorn for thousands of years. In fact, there is archaeological evidence that corn was cultivated originally to be popped. Popcorn has been found in the "Bat Cave" in New Mexico that was over 5000 years old, and in sites in Peru, corn that could
The debate on eggs has been going on since the 1960s, at least, and so far, nothing seems to have changed. One week, they're OK, and the next, they're not. So what is the truth? Are eggs good for you, or not?
Professional-grade knives are now made in the USA, Germany, France, and from the Land of the Rising Sun....Japan. Japanese knives have taken the industry by storm, and their sharpness, and agility are said to be legendary, much as their ancestors, the Katana, and Wakizashi swords of the Samurai. But is it really true, or just hype?
Does Teflon have any harmful chemicals in it? Is food prepared in Teflon pots and pans bad for you? As we said, Teflon is stable to around 620°F, way beyond even extreme cooking temperatures. But, if for some reason that temperature is exceeded, Teflon can begin to break-down, and create Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA, or C-8), a suspected carcinogen (note the term "suspected").
A lot may depend both on your desires, and what types of food you cook most often. Do you want to eat more green vegetables (or get someone else to)? Try serving them on a larger-sized green plate. To lose weight, you could try going to smaller-sized plates, and use contrasting colors to the food you are serving.
Interestingly enough, people in North America are paying almost as much for bottled water per gallon (if not more) than they are for gasoline. The water in most parts of the United States and Canada is not only safe for human consumption, but also extremely clean.
What happens when you are a guest in someone’s home for dinner and just before eating, they bow their head and pray at the table – something that you don’t normally do? Do you bow with them; kind of bow and see who has their eyes closed… or just start planning your move on the scalloped potatoes to your left?
If you do any real cooking at all (as opposed to 'warming-up' prepackaged foods), then you will be spending a good bit of time doing 'prep', or preparing food to be cooked. This will involve a lot of cutting and slicing.
Does it really make a difference how fast we eat? Calories are calories, right? Well....yes, and no. There are valid reasons why food should be enjoyed, not inhaled. Defenders of the 'choke it down and move on', school of thought argue that there is no evidence that eating fast causes more weight gain, or causes one to eat more.
Cajun Cooking......just thinking about it makes me hungry. In my opinion, it is one of the more superior cuisines on the planet. It doesn’t call for a lot of fancy ingredients...whatever is handy works just fine. And substitutions are always OK. It is freestyle cooking at it's best.
Traditionally, in England, where so many of our customs in the U.S. come from, Dinner is the meal consumed in the middle of the day, and is the most sumptuous and involved. Supper, also referred to as Tea, is the last meal of the day, consumed in the evening.
I will list several of my favorite recipes, so you can all know how to deal with SPAM. Feel free to experiment. Hormels website has lots of great cooking ideas.
Do you even know what is in the food you regularly consume? See if any of this sounds appetizing to you: Amyl Acetate, Butyric Acid, ethyl Nitrate, methyl benzoate, Monosodium glutimate, methyl napthyl ketone, zinc oxide (yep, some of your food contains built-in Sun Block...)
Foods are advertised as 'organic' in grocery stores everywhere now, and the amount of foods offered that claim to be 'organic' is increasing. But is organic food better for you? Are there valid reasons why you should buy organic food?
Everyone who dines out is familiar with the practice of tipping. Whether you are accustomed to just leaving $2.00 on the table, or adding 15% or more to your credit card transaction, like most of us, you will leave some kind of tip.
At one time, in Europe, tomatoes were considered a deadly poison. They were partially right....the leaves of the tomato plant are a very toxic poison to humans (they are a member of the Sumac family), but the fruit is delectable.
Purely vegetarian dishes should not include foods made from animal parts or products, even small bits of meat and animal broths. Many vegetarians refuse to eat non-meat foods that have touched meat, or that have been prepared side-by-side on a grill with meat.
There is no limit to the amount of possible picnic food ideas. You can have a themed picnic, such as all the food representing a particular country, or historic era, or a particular region, or you can stick with traditional picnic food.
In the 21st century, with instant communication, and the entire worlds knowledge at your fingertips via the internet, including recipes and cooking techniques from all over the world, why is it that so many people are unwilling, or unable to cook?
Naming the best restaurants in Montreal – in fact in any city – is a very personal matter, so recommendations can be biased. So what’s your best bet if you want an objective opinion?
If you’re new to Calgary, or you just haven’t had a chance to get out of the house, a wonderful world of fabulous dining awaits you. The city is full of great places to eat, and here are a few of the best restaurants in Calgary.
This cool water period allows the shell to separate from the egg white and makes a perfect hard boiled egg every time. Finally, you are ready to eat! You can create all the wonderful summertime dishes that you are craving and you will have flawless, unshelled to perfection eggs every time.
While most people will opt for cranberry sauce straight out of the can, others want to get a little exotic and serve homemade cranberry jelly. Although most people are unfamiliar with recipes to make it from scratch, it’s actually pretty easy. You’ll need whole cranberries and a blender or juicer.
With a variety of stuffing recipes to choose from, you are certain to find an idea or two to incorporate into your own personalized stuffing recipe. Here are some ideas and recipes that are well worth trying.
Some people believe that making gravy is quite difficult; however, it’s actually almost effortless and even fun. The process is not time-consuming, expensive and fraught with potential mistakes that can lead to a kitchen disaster.
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