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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.
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?
Possible And Proven Benefits Of Cashew Nuts
Wed, 11 Apr 2018 08:50:10 -0500
Don't you just love the crunchy and scrumptious taste of cashew nuts? For sure you do - right? Do you know their daily consumption can heal a number of health problems? Yes, you heard that right; cashew nuts are loaded with antioxidants, minerals, vitamins and other nutrients that are essential for the smooth functioning of all the body functions.
All Choked Up
Wed, 11 Apr 2018 08:45:22 -0500
Americans love artichokes. We savor them in a variety of ways, from canned hearts to simply fresh boiled. Their unique taste and texture lends itself to many dishes and uses. If you have never tried them, you are missing one of the best vegetables available, so now's the time to head out to the nearest produce store or farmers market and get all choked up.
Top 5 Issues Keeping Food Processing Industries Up at Night
Tue, 27 Mar 2018 13:38:42 -0500
The Indian food industry is considered to be a sunrise sector because of its large potential for growth and socio-economic impact. It is estimated as a $258 Billion industry with about 8% growth annually with a potential to reach $482 billion by 2020 with large investment in food processing, technical innovation and infrastructure for agriculture sector. India could well become the food basket of the world.
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?
We've Gone Bananas
Wed, 14 Mar 2018 08:22:23 -0500
It's America's favorite fruit. It has its own wrapping, you don't have to wash it, tastes great, it's economical, nutritious and goes with almost anything. Although not native to the U.S. we have adopted it as our own. Clearly, we've gone bananas.
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.
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?
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?
Five Things You Should Never Do At A Movie Grill
Tue, 24 Apr 2018 22:35:47 -0500
Even though we're civilized people who understand that a society needs rules, the last thing we might associate with a place with rules is a movie grill. If you think about it, a movie grill is supposed to be the leading model of how a movie theater should run. It keeps the customer as its top priority, so the notion that there would be anything the customer couldn't do seems a little contradictory.
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.
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.
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.
Know What I Mean, Jelly Bean?
Tue, 17 Apr 2018 08:17:55 -0500
Those colorful, flavorful sugary candies. They've been around for more than a century but were immortalized by President Reagan, who ate them by the handful. Usually a major component in Easter baskets and Halloween trick or treat bags, they capture the fancy of all ages, and most affectionados have their favorite flavor. How can something so small and simple be so popular? Let's find out.
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?
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.
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.
Sliders: We're Talking Serious Hamburgers Here
Tue, 17 Apr 2018 08:41:23 -0500
Unless you have been living on a mountain somewhere in Asia, you have heard of "sliders." You may not have ever eaten one, especially an authentic one, but you know what they are. Or do you really? Their fans are quite adamant on the subject and will passionately describe them with a wistful look in their eyes. Just don't call them hamburgers. They're sliders, and don't you forget it.
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.
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.
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.
Red Gold - Apple
Fri, 06 Apr 2018 11:10:50 -0500
The revolution of this red fruit has changed the economic condition of native people and the state. Apples from Shimla are grown in abundance and sold all over the country and abroad.
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.
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.
Dry Fruits You Should Add To Your Diet To Stay Healthy
Mon, 12 Mar 2018 08:05:58 -0500
Dry Fruits are unquestionably the rich source of protein, vitamin, mineral and dietary fibre. It's a healthy substitute for a high-calorie snack, therefore munching them is advisable to a toddler to old age people, everyone.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
Why A Cinema Brewery Is The Answer To Where Should We Go For Dinner
Mon, 26 Mar 2018 07:13:30 -0500
Every week, my wife and I decide to take time to treat ourselves to a date night, and this can include everything from miniature golf, visiting a local museum, or trying out a new restaurant. It's a lot of fun, and we each get a kick out of it, but for some reason, as open to new things as we are, we've never considered the possibility of enjoying a date night at a cinema brewery.
Bowl of Cherries
Wed, 07 Mar 2018 08:35:36 -0600
Broadway legend Ethel Merman introduced a new song in 1931 entitled, "Life is just a bowl of cherries," but the fruit has been around quite a bit longer. We pick them, we make sauce, we plop them on ice cream treats, we drop them in cocktails, we make pie, we make jam, we eat them fresh, we jubilee them, we tart them, we garnish with them, we marvel at their fragrant blossoms. Cherries. They're at the top.
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.
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.
Those French Quarter Specialties, Like Nowhere Else
Fri, 30 Mar 2018 08:38:21 -0500
New Orleans Cajun and Creole foods, served up at some of the oldest and best restaurants in the country, where many famous chefs got their start and still reign. Visions of crawfish, red beans and rice, Andouille sausage, gumbo, jambalaya, mountainous sandwiches and great coffee. Not to be forgotten are their landmark drinks like the Hurricane and Ramos Gin Fizz. So pull up a chair, tuck in a napkin and let's explore some of the best eats the French Quarter has to offer, pure native and pure delicious.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sweet Potatoes and Yams
Mon, 30 Jul 2018 07:34:53 -0500
Sitting here at my desk my mind ventured back to last years thanksgiving dinner. My wife Pam was in the kitchen preparing a feast for our dinner and what a feast it was. We had turkey complete with stuffing, a ham, vegetables, mashed potatoes and gravy, potato and macaroni salads, the usual cranberry sauce and of course sweet potatoes. No major holiday meal was ever complete without sweet potatoes on the table.
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.
Fri, 02 Mar 2018 08:20:12 -0600
We often think that early Americans ate a rather spartan diet. While that may have been true, as the settlers expanded their communities their choices expanded as well, and by the mid 1700s, they ate quite a variety of foods which we still consume today. Of course the early cuisine was influenced by English standards, along with newfound native foods, like corn, squash, wild fowl and venison. But as more and more immigrants crossed the ocean, they brought their native foods and plants with them, creating more choices. They certainly weren't dining like French royalty, but the colonists enjoyed their American cuisines and ate foods which may surprise you.
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.
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?
Online Food Portals - How They Deliver Food at Your Doorstep
Thu, 29 Mar 2018 09:11:14 -0500
E-commerce has allowed sellers to make a lot of money and the main sector that has seen a major growth is the food industry. In today's time, consumers have a fast-paced life and they are looking for options that save time and money, here food is a major player. Online food portals have made life easier for the consumer and the seller; it has not only cuts down costs, but at the same time reduced staffing requirements, with limited space and resources food runners, bakers, and professional chefs love the idea of food delivery to your door.
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.
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.
How Sweet It Isn't
Fri, 06 Apr 2018 08:16:09 -0500
Americans consume more sugar than any other country in the world. Far more. Germany, the Netherlands, and Ireland clock in at a distant second, third and fourth. The top culprits are soft drinks, bottled juices and designer coffee blended beverages, closely followed by ketchup, salad dressings, breakfast cereals and candy. It seems we have become so addicted to our need for sweetness that even unsuspected foods are laced with the white stuff. There's no getting around it. We are the sugar nation of the world.
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.
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.
Five Reasons Why You Need To Eat Fruits Everyday
Tue, 17 Apr 2018 08:14:01 -0500
Now, are you ready to know the five reasons why you need to eat fruits every day? If you are, then I'm going to discuss it right now.
6 Reasons to Eat Home-Cooked Food More Often
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 14:57:06 -0500
Of course, cooking food is not everyone's cup of tea. A lot of factors like being pressed for time, being bone lazy after a long day and ineptitude to cook well come between us and a delicious and nutritious meal often.
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.
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.
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.
Wed, 14 Mar 2018 08:30:55 -0500
One of summer's great pleasures is fresh, ripe, juicy fruit, and none rates higher than beautiful, flavorful peaches. Cobblers, pies, stewed, grilled, ice cream, jam, sliced with cream, liqueurs, we can't get enough. Sometimes life is just peachy.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Cater Enough Food For Your Event
Fri, 30 Mar 2018 12:00:22 -0500
Learn what you need to know about catering a party with the right amount of food. You do not want to order too much or too little for your catered event!
Who Is Orange Julius?
Fri, 16 Mar 2018 08:41:11 -0500
He just may have started something. Early on, oranges were primarily used for juicing, but after Orange Julius came on the scene, our choices have exploded. We love them in frozen treats, candies, baking, jam, we eat them fresh, we drink orange soda pop, and savor them with poultry dishes. Their fragrant tree blossoms burst into one of our favorite fruits. Oranges. They're not apples.
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.
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.
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.
Quick and Easy Indian Snacks for Pregnant Women
Fri, 02 Mar 2018 10:52:14 -0600
During pregnancy, your body is working day and night to offer nutrition to your baby. You and your baby require a consistent supply of energy. Therefore, eating at proper intervals becomes essential.
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.
"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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Whatcha Eatin' Bubba?
Thu, 08 Mar 2018 08:39:27 -0600
Southerners are different. They speak a different language, they value different foods. For Americans who venture into a soul food or southern restaurant, the menu might sound strange, like wandering into a foreign country. For some it's an acquired taste, for others it's just too out there. But their food is pure American, pure Southern and pure delicious. Come on y'all, be adventurous.
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.
Tue, 31 Jul 2018 07:49:29 -0500
Several weeks ago Pam and I attended an Extension Service Open House. The event took place at the Demonstration Garden in Georgetown Delaware. While there we sampled several drinks which the members of the Master Gardeners had made. One of these drinks was a Cucumber Water. Cucumber water has been a popular detox drink for many years prior to the entry of the infused water trend.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Fat & Water Soluble Nutrients - The Secret To Effectively Getting Them From Everyday Food
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 20:45:56 -0500
Water-soluble vitamins and fat-soluble vitamins are essential nutrients your body needs to stay healthy. For optimal health, it is important to get the vitamins and minerals from a balanced and nutritious diet.
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.
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.)
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.
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.
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!
Secret Ways To Find a Good Thai Restaurant
Mon, 16 Apr 2018 08:31:06 -0500
We all love exploring exotic places mostly for the sake of their indigenous food items. Sometimes it's like a divine delight when you get to taste the refined flavors of any exotic meal. Among such food items that deliver heavenly pleasure is Thai food and the best way to enjoy any Thai food is to visit a Thai restaurant (unless you are a native of Thai or know how to make Thai food).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.