1). The Secret To Preparing The Perfect Paella By : Geoffrey Cook
According to The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, paella is a saffron-flavored dish made with varying combinations of rice, vegetables, meat, chicken and seafood. The Dictionary also explains that in the Old French and Catalan languages, paella means frying pan or pot. The traditional paella pan is flat and of large diameter, i...
2). Choosing A Culinary School By : Noel Matthew
You have made the decision to go to a culinary school. Now what? Culinary school options are many, around the world, even. To choose one, you need to consider several aspects. Think that it doesn’t matter? Around the world there are hundreds of thousands of people looking to be the next big chef. One of the first deciding factors on who you are as ...
3). How to Buy, Store and Prepare Potatoes By : Janice Faulk Duplantis
No doubt about it...the beloved potato is clearly the most popular vegetable in the United States. Potatoes easily adapt to many flavors and methods of cooking. This article defines the characteristics and the best uses of some well-known potato varieties, how to choose and store potatoes and several basic ways to prepare potatoes without any or a ...
4). The Best Way To Fight Poor Health Is To Make Home Cooking Fast And Easy! By : Nick Cavataio
Obesity and related health problems are epidemic in North America. Not only are most of us eating way too much and getting little exercise, but we're also eating very fatty foods. Even if you shun fast food restaurants and buy your food at supermarkets, it's still almost impossible to find quick-to-fix foods that aren't high in fat content.
5). Ever Think About Getting A Barbeque Pit? By : Mitch Johnson
The barbeque pit has been around for ages. Some people claim that barbequing in the pit is better then cooking in the kitchen.
Barbeque pits came out around 1920. But they only became popular in the 1950 when practically everyone owned one. Back in those days more people had family and friends gathering and big cook outs, but now it’s...
6). Turkey the Old-Fashioned Way By : Janice Faulk Duplantis
There are many delicious ways to prepare and serve turkey. It might be deep-fried, brined, poached, grilled...to mention just a few methods of preparation. This article, however, will focus strictly on tips and techniques for preparing perfect turkey the old-fashioned way –- oven roasted.
Basic Technique for Roasting a Turkey...
7). A Delicious Companion To Good Health: The Olive Oil Story By : James Zeller
The health benefits of olive oil in the Mediterranean diet has become more than a novel observation. Clinical research is substantiating healthy benefits, but the gourmet tastes and flavors are bonuses well worth mentioning too.
“The… patient should be made to understand that he or she must take charge of his own life. Don’t take your ...
8). Get To Know Your Cookware By : Daniel Smith
Selecting the cookware for your kitchen implies a few certain points you should consider: budget, cooking and eating habits, your family size, etc. One of the most essential points in choosing cookware is the material it is made of. Often, such an important detail is simply overlooked or is considered to be minor. In fact, proper understanding of d...
9). Supporting Local Food Flavors By : At Home Gourmet
In the last 10 years Americans have seen a boom in local food markets and for good reason. While Americans continue to buy more fast food, they still expect perfect ingredients and they are finding them.
So why are they turning to their local markets more and more? In a nutshell they want fresh, healthy produce with great flavor. There...
10). Cooking With Fine Italian Wine By : Chris Impeterelli
Instead of enjoying a fantastic glass of your favorite fine Italian wine with dinner, consider using the nectar of the gods as an ingredient in your favorite dish. Cooking with wine has never been more popular and endless recipes abound that incorporate all different types of wine into favorite dishes and unique spins on classic cuisine. When you c...
11). Grilling Tuna Steak For A Simple Gourmet Meal By : James Smith
Looking for a delicious and simple way to grill up that fresh tuna steak that you just caught or bought from the local seafood market? Grilled tuna steak is a delightful and exciting entree for any special meal. There are various methods to spice up and flavor your catch, but today we want to talk about a popular method using wasabi powder. This un...
12). Barbeque and Grilling Blunders - Learn to Eliminate Outdoor Cooking Mistakes that Kill Your Cookout By : bbbsites
Your average backyard cook is no expert in the barbeque or grilling field. He has no television shows on the Food Network. He has no grilling cookbooks out. Nor has any of those been part of his lifetime goal.
No, your average outdoor cooking enthusiast makes more mistakes with bbq grilling than you could ever imagine....
13). It’s Only An Oven By : James Brown
If you have ever tried to sell your house, you know that there is a feature found in the kitchen that can make or break the sale. We are not talking about spacious cabinets a farm sink or a glorious pantry; rather we are referring to the oven. People are extremely loyal to the types of ovens they are used to and I am sure that more than one couple ...
14). Kitchen Survival Recipe Guide By : Geoffrey Cook
You open the cookbook and see a recipe title or a photo that tempts your tastebuds. Then you start to read the recipe, realize the preparation is more difficult than you first thought, and put the book back on the shelf.
Sound Familiar? Well here's a simple guide to help get you started:
1. Abbreviations for Measuring
15). The Perfect Pot For Every Preparation By : James Brown
When it comes to buying good cookware, there are a lot of different options. Some people like to buy a matched set of cookware, but seasoned cooks often like to mix and match making an eclectic set that assures them the perfect finish to every dish they create.
It is hard to know what kind of pan works best for what kind of dish, so ke...
16). How to smoke a turkey By : Rita Hutner
For those who long for the wonderful taste of smoked turkey but forgo the luxury because of how much it costs in stores, take heart! It's surprising just how easy and economical it is to make your own smoked turkey at home. Not only will you enjoy this tempting morsel, but just think how much you'll impress your friends and family.
17). How to Cook Turkey on Natural Gas Grills By : Wolderbaum
The holidays bring with them thoughts of carving and serving delicious turkey dinners to your family and friends. Tradition has its fans, but perhaps this year you'd like to try a twist to your turkey recipe. If you have a gas grill and enjoy the smoky flavor of grilled meats, why not try grilling your turkey this year? It's not only possible, it i...
18). Gas Grills – Give Warm Parties To Your Friends And Families By : Sharon Albright
Gas grill is a device or surface, always fueled by gas and is used for cooking food. If you want to warm up your weekends by cooking delicious dishes for your family and friends, then you should immediately get a gas frill for yourself. When you want to purchase gas grills, you can either arrange the grills as per your choice right in the shop or a...
19). When to Use High Heat on Your Barbeque By : Richard Cussons
While some people really seem to have a knack for barbequing – always grilling up a perfect meal – for the rest of us, it is something that must be learned, not something that just comes naturally. Believe it or not, there is technique involved. It’s not just a matter of following your cooking instincts.
One of the main secrets of kno...
20). Barbecue Sauce For A Perfect Barbeque By : Robert Thatcher
When someone mentions barbecue images comes to the mind like cooking at the backyard grill, a social gathering, cooking outdoors and cooking meat slowly over wood and smoke that adds flavor to the food.
Different cooks have different preferences and style in their cooking. Some prefer rubbing the seasoning whether wet or dry prior to ...
21). Japanese Home Cooking - Beyond Sushi By : cynthia
In general, the Japanese people are very healthy and live longer than any other culture in the world. Why is this? Many people attribute it to the way they eat. But if you think that all Japanese people eat is sushi you couldn't be more wrong. Japanese home cooking is simple, healthy, and delicious. While some of the ingredients may seem exotic and...
22). Which Grill Should You Buy, Charcoal Or Gas? By : Roy Green
If you are considering purchasing a new grill, or barbecue, you will be faced with a multitude of options to choose between. However, there is one choice which you will need to make fairly quickly in your quest for the perfect grill for you. That decision is whether to buy a charcoal or gas grill.
Both charcoal and gas grills have adva...
23). Keep That Cooking Area Clean By : JM Jackson
One of the most prevalent illnesses today is food poisoning. It starts as a slight discomfort a few hours after eating and grows into a life- threatening episode requiring hospitalization.
The most common cause are the salmonella e-coli and listeria bacteria. And, they can be common problems in the chef's kitchen.
24). Chop Till You Drop By : A Crock Cook
You use it everyday in the Kitchen. If not looked after it can make you sick – And yet you probably never give it a second thought.
The Chopping Board is a large board you use in the kitchen for chopping, cutting and preparing food on.
When purchasing a new board, there are heaps of options to choose from – timber, glass, ...
25). Cake Decorating Ideas For All Occasions By : Mike L
You really don’t need a special occasion to decorate a cake, but some events that can be made unforgettable and extra special with a decorated treat are holidays, birthdays, graduations, religious occasions, showers, weddings, and other personal special events.
Here are some cake decorating ideas that will help you make any occasion sp...
26). Gas Grills For Under $500- Is it possible By : Judy Simpson
Can you really buy a quality gas grill for under $500. Let's find out. One of the better gas grills for less than $500 is the 455 square inch Ducane. I say one of the better ones because this barbecue used to cost up around $1000. Due to the efficient design of its internal components it has a superior ability to cook. The entire bbq is stainless s...
27). Cooking With The Power of the Sun By : Rick Solare
Many people understand the concept of passive solar for heating a home. Fewer realize it can be used in to cook food and sterilize water.
Cooking With The Power of the Sun
A solar oven is pretty much what it sounds like. It is used to cook food and sterilize water. Most people do not even know they exist, but they are an e...
28). Russian Thanksgiving Dinner – Mystery Ingredients By : Nomad Rick
Living for a year in Siberia was bound to results in a few laughs. There was no funnier time than my effort to celebrate Thanksgiving.
The Set Up
As an American male, my idea of cooking was dropping by the local Chinese restaurant on my way home from work. We are talking about a person who considers cooking rice a culinar...
29). Preparing Food Safely By : Tony Buel
Copyright 2006 Tony Buel
Most conscientious cooks use common sense when preparing or storing food. But common sense in food preparation doesn't just happen -it is learned. This learning happens and when we forget where we learned it, we call it common sense.
Here are just a few pointers to refresh and reinforce your common...
30). Fun, Grill & Sizzle By : Robert Thatcher
Beach party, picnic or just a simple get-together at home will never feel complete unless you mount gas grills on one side and start grilling your favorite fish or meat. Just the aroma of smoked fish can confer you a festive mood. In fact, it can afterwards drag you to a luscious and appetizing meal. The festive mood will be contagious and the fun ...
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