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The magic of honey

The magic of honey

Honey is an ancient ingredient known since the beginning of time. It was with man for such long time that even cave paintings show that it was already used in prehistory. The high regard in which the Romans had towards this natural food is evident in many documents and other archaeological finds. In fact, the Read more…

Cephalopods: the taste of the ocean

Cephalopods: the taste of the ocean

The evolution of fishing techniques and the proliferation of hatcheries became an important part of living in many coastal towns. And it is the sea that has provided man with rich and tasty delicacies from time immemorial. In the waters there lives a wealth of marine species that could be cooked in myriad of ways. Read more…

The egg and its infinite contribution to gastronomy

The egg and its infinite contribution to gastronomy

Many cultures have been given the egg a privilege in their beliefs and rooted traditions. Celtic, Greek, Chinese, Japanese, Egyptians and Hindus thought the egg was the beginning of the universe. A Chinese tradition attributes the origin of Ying (heaven) and Yang (the earth) and, for some ancient civilizations, it symbolized fertility and the periodic Read more…

How to cook steamed food

How to cook steamed food

Why steaming? Steaming is a quick (no overturning required) and very healthy meal preparation, since in this type of cooking food does not lose any of its nutrients. It is also very light as it is cooked without any fat and very tasty as the food does not lose its flavor and aroma. Steaming also Read more…

Your Guide to Different Kinds of Cooking Oil

Easy Fried Eggplant

Oil. Fat. These words are usually taken with a negative connotation when it comes to food and health discussions. More often than not, the sweeping statement that we should avoid oil in our food is made. If you dig a little deeper, however, you will find out that not all kinds of oil and fat Read more…

Chinese Food for the Home Cook

Chinese Food

Chinese food is one of those things that is difficult to resist. While you may not eat Chinese food on a daily – even weekly – basis, you probably have those irresistible cravings every now and then. I know I do! (The mere act of organizing this post in my head is already making me Read more…

Using Herbs for Healthier and Tastier Meals

Herb Garden

Technically, the word herb is used to refer to a plant that is used due its flavor, scent, or medicinal properties. There is a group of herbs, termed culinary herbs, which have been used for eons in the kitchen. There is no denying the oomph factor that culinary herbs bring to our cooking, but just Read more…

July Is Also National Grilling Month

July Is Also National Grilling Month

At the start of this month,  I wrote about how July is National Bison month. This is a great time to explore a cut of meat that the less culinarily adventurous won’t really give much thought to on any other day. But a culinary calendar year is usually filled with so many dates of interest Read more…