Feed the chocoholic in you by paying homage to the cacao bean in all its celestial beauty. For over 2000 years chocolate has been celebrated in its many incarnations from cookies and cakes to beverages and body paint, chocolate has stood the test of time as one of our nation’s favourite indulgences. Etymologists trace the […]
This info-graphic from across the pond contains information about the health benefits of beef, and offers a simple breakdown of the different types of cuts you can buy at your local butcher, and some easy guides to shopping for beef. I find that guides like these can be really helpful for novice shoppers and seasoned pros alike […]
“In a pickle” appears in The Tempest (Act 5, scene 1) Shakespeare; a related form appears in Antony and Cleopatra (Act 2, scene 5). Thomas Tusser (an English farmer and poet) had advised, in 1573, that the husbandman “Reap barley with sickle, that lies in ill pickle.”
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“Pie…a word whose meaning has evolved in the course of many centuries and which varies to some extent according to the country or even to region….The derivation of the word may be from magpie, shortened to pie. The explanation offered in favour or this is that the magpie collects a variety of things, and that […]
Gumbo is a stew and/or soup which originated in the South Louisiana area. It consists primarily of a strong stock, meat or shellfish, a thickener, and the vegetable “holy trinity” of celery, bell peppers, and onion. Gumbo is often categorized by the type of thickener used: the African vegetable okra, the Choctaw spice filé powder, […]
Blackened Cajun Shrimp Blackening is a Cajun cooking technique where a spice mixture is rubbed on a product and then grilled or seared at a high temperature so that the spice mixture turns black. This process of blackening also increases the intense flavouring of the spice mixture. I love spicy food and I love trying […]