All posts tagged "home feature"

  • Making Garlic Paste
    How to Make Garlic Paste

    Please stop buying garlic paste! When it’s as easy as this, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t make it yourself.  Like most bulbs (most people mistakenly believe it’s a herb), it’s way better fresh. I would go...

    • Posted June 22, 2017
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  • Which Knife Should You Use?

    Let’s talk knives. Hopefully you’ve made the wise investment in a set of quality knives.  While you can spend less (sometimes considerably less), the difference between a high quality blade and a cheap blade is like night...

    • Posted June 14, 2017
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  • Paella with Saffron
    The Mystery of Saffron Explained

    A Guide to Saffron Saffron is a spice, but not just any spice – it is in fact the most expensive spice in the world. But what makes it so expensive and how can we use it...

    • Posted June 11, 2017
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  • Wine Bottles
    A Guide to Types of Wines for Cooking

    White Wines Dry white wines are best used with poultry, veal, and fish. Beurre Blanc Sauces Sauvignon Blanc Muscadet Reduction Sauces and Pan Sauces Sauvignon Blanc Chardonnay Poaching, Steaming, Sautéing, Stir-Frying Pouilly Fume Chenin Blanc Pinot Blank...

    • Posted May 30, 2017
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  • Risotto cacio e pepe
    All About Risotto

    What is Risotto? Interested in learning more about risotto? This article discusses it’s history and includes a gourmet recipe for creating this wonderful Italian dish at home. Where Risotto Originates Risotto is a traditional Italian rice dish...

    • Posted May 27, 2017
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  • Dried Wild Mushrooms
    Good Tasting Mushrooms Can Be Hard to Find

    Why Use Dried Wild Mushrooms? Since Roman Times mushrooms have had a special place on the shelves of many a cooks kitchen, and for a variety of reasons. Since medieval times mushrooms were cloaked in mystery, myth,...

    • Posted May 18, 2017
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  • Tomato
    What You Need to Know About Tomatoes

    Second only to the potato, the tomato is the world’s most popular vegetable. This is quite an accomplishment given that the tomato is actually a fruit!   And with over 7,500 different varieties, possibilities are seemingly limitless. For...

    • Posted May 15, 2017
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  • Wine Corks
    17 Wine Cooking Tips

    Wine added to a dish should be cooked uncovered and brought to a low boil, which removes the alcohol, and then reduced to a simmer. For a lighter flavor, add the wine near the end of the...

    • Posted May 12, 2017
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  • Fresh Fish
    Buying Fish – Fresh or Frozen?

    When buying fish, is it best to buy fresh or frozen? This is a great question as consumers assume that fresh means better.  As we will soon discover, however, you should know the facts before buying fish....

    • Posted May 9, 2017
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  • Black & White Truffles
    Truffles of Black & White

    Black Pearls and White Diamonds (Truffles) “Those who wish to lead a virtuous life should abstain from truffles.” – An Italian proverb Ancient Greeks and Romans discovered truffles approximately 2000 years ago. And since they were found in...

    • Posted May 6, 2017
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