Year: 2019

Thicken That Sauce!

With the majority of sauces and nearly all kinds of gravy you’ll need to use a thickening agent at a certain point. This might be one of any number of things. The most commonly used are starches of some kind, since they have the quality of swelling up in...

The Origins of the Humble Tea Leaf

Based on mythological fables, there are lots of stories of the origin of tea. The first one comes from over 4500 years back. The 2nd Chinese Emperor Chen Sung(circa 2737-2697 BC) was sitting under a tree while his servant was boiling some water. A leaf from the tree above...

How To Make Sure You Are Buying The Best Prime Rib

The best grade of rib or any sort of beef is obviously prime grade. The issue comes in when trying to purchase prime grade beef, there’s only 20 percent of prime grade beef in America cut and many of the grade of beef finds its way to those fancy...

Eleven Benefits of Green Tea

Green tea is known to offer 10-40mg of polyphenols and has antioxidant activity greater than a serving of broccoli, spinach, carrots, or strawberries. Studies indicate that green tea contains antioxidants, polyphenols, theanine, in addition to a huge array of minerals and vitamins. Green tea is definitely great for your...

Mistakes When Buying Seafood

When you go to purchase fresh whole fish don’t buy it if the look of the fish isn’t shiny and bright, scales aren’t intact and stick to the skin. If the eyes have turned pink, muddy and sunken, except with little eyes fish such as salmon. Gills should have...

Carrots: A 40 Calorie Treat

Carrots are a terrific source of vitamin A; one medium carrot can provide twice the daily recommended value. Low in fat, cholesterol free and low in sodium carrots make for a excellent snack and healthful addition to meals. Salads can readily be garnished with carrot strips made by pealing...

Why Popcorn Pops

Pop corn can be traced back as the 1500. In 1519, Cortes got his first sight of popcorn when he invaded Mexico and came into contact with the Aztecs. Popcorn was an important food for the Aztec Indians, who also used popcorn as decoration for ceremonial headdresses, necklaces and...

Different Types of Olives

Gourmet olive varieties are widely available and come in a range of flavors. Here are just ten of the more common kinds of olives and a brief description of each. Green olives with herbs de Provence: This vibrant citrus flavored olive is a fantastic match with fish and in...

Olive Oil, Extra Virgin or Pure?

Olives and olive oil have a very long history. It’s been suggested that olives and olive oil have been around as long a 6000 decades. The Bible even references olive branches in the story of Noah’s Ark.. It’s unknown as to when people began to eat olives and their...

Gourmet Italian Gift Baskets

The most popular type of restaurant food is Italian food, so it is no surprise that there’s a fantastic choice of gourmet Italian gift baskets available. If you’re looking for a gift for a food lover, you can not go wrong with gourmet Italian gift baskets. There is all...