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Let’s Talk About Kids Cooking

Cooking with kids can be great family fun! The kitchen is one of the best places to spend time together. While you try to get dinner on the table, turn your kids into kitchen helpers and introduce an interest in food (the sights and smells), nutrition... Read More

Cooking With Lychee Nuts

The lychee nut is not a nut at all. It is a fruit containing sweet, vibrant flesh. The fruit itself is covered by a rough rind that has a reddish, strawberry-like color. Once peeled, inside holds the slightly translucent, juicy, white flesh of the seed.... Read More

Let’s Talk About Cinnamon

Cinnamon has a warm, agreeably sweet, woody aroma that is delicate yet intense. The taste is fragrant with hints of clove and citrus. The presence of something called eugenol in the essential oil distinguishes cinnamon and gives it its note of clove. The... Read More

Let’s Talk About Wild Mushrooms

Mushrooms are possibly the most mysterious of all plants, living on the dead bodies of plants and trees to help in the decaying process by breaking down the dead plants’ material as food. Many species of mushrooms flourish in autumn due to cooler, wetter... Read More

Let’s Talk About Gingerbread

The earliest versions of gingerbread didn’t always contain ginger and weren’t always bread. The Romans prepared panis mellitus with German wheat flour, honey, pepper, and dried fruit. The Chinese mikong (honey bread) is mentioned as part of the rations... Read More

Let’s Talk About Baklava

If you’re desirous of an interesting and delicious dessert for Thanksgiving and would like to get away from everything pumpkin, why not honor National Baklava Day, celebrated on November 17, by making this favorite from our Greek and Turkish friends? Baklava... Read More

Let’s Talk About Pumpkin Cheesecake

Pumpkins are everywhere at this time of year. Pumpkin spice drinks, pumpkin soups, pumpkin pies – or you can simply stick to your jack-o-lantern pumpkin. If none of those autumnal treats thrill you, why not consider putting two favorite foods together... Read More

Let’s Talk About Limes

Lovely limes have their own distinct citrus taste, and they truly stand out among the grapefruits, oranges, mandarins, tangerines, and lemons of the world. They are the most prominent citrus fruits in tropical climates and have one and a half times as... Read More

Let’s Talk About Tex Mex

Tex Mex cuisine is a little bit Texan, a little bit Mexican, and it makes for a kind of cross-breed of wonderful, salivating flavors.   The nickname Tex Mex first initiated from the Texas Mexican railway in the late 1800s. It was the Tejanos, Texans... Read More

Let’s Talk About Chicken

Chickens are such a universal food source that we often forget they were once wild creatures. The main ancestor of today’s chicken is called the Red Jungle Fowl, belonging to the genus “Gallus.” Originating in the southeastern part of Asia, the... Read More