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Spices Used in South America

Many of the ingredients used in South American cooking are widely available internationally, but it is the particular mix of seasonings, which sometimes integrates the use of an indigenous crop, that grants South American cuisine its unique and textured flavors.

Toasting the Memory of Baron Elie de Rothschild

In the USA, there are the Rockefellers, the Kennedy's, the Carnegies and, of course, the Jordans. In France, there are the Rothschilds. A family who was originally known for banking, they eventually put their money where their grapes were and became producers of some of France's finest wines.

Snacks of Italy - How Italians Keep Fit and Enjoy Food

Favorite snacks of Italy: Italians are slim and enjoy food, what is their snacking secret?

Saeco Vienna Espresso Machine Review

Today the Saeco Vienna Espresso Machine has become very popular with espresso lovers who want a super automatic one but only with some very basic features. In fact in the 7 years since the model first appeared on the market, not much changes have been made to it and is still one of the best performers in the world of espresso machines today.

Riesling: A Wine for the Wine Hater

In our world, there are people who don't like wine. Now, this idea may make most of us gasp in shock and yell out "Grape Scots!:" someone saying they don't like wine is like someone saying they don't like breathing. But, it's true. Some people find merlot too tart or port too sugary and they end up thinking there is no wine out there they can call their very own. Luckily for these people, there's Riesling. Made from white grapes, Riesling is one of the sweeter wines around, like a wine that pays for your meal and opens the cork for you.

Healthy Recipe with Potato

There are many recipes that can make healthy foods that taste good and are good for you. The truth is one will not eat healthy foods continuously if you have been enjoying your greasy foods to the last drop of fat. Kids have to start eating properly as well, and there are great recipes for kids that will help keep them strong and healthy.

Some Thai Food Has Six Legs

Many people enjoy Thai food worldwide: spicy soups and salads, flavorful rice dishes are abundant. But in Thailand, fried or roasted insects and scorpions are also popular, readily available, and inexpensive.

Havin' a Cow: The Types of Steak, Part One

When it comes to cigars, few things go better than a steak. In fact, some restaurants even have steak and cigar nights, nights where meat eaters and cigar smokers pair up two of their greatest loves.

Vegansexuals : No Sex With Meat Eaters

Vegan and vegetarian females I've dated tended to be skinny to the point of looking anorexic. A few were fairly obviously anaemic. Bodily fluids weren't an issue in one case because nutritional deficiencies contributed to an ongoing 'dryness' problem that afflicted an ex in every relationship she had ever been in.

The History of Rum

An early alcoholic drink, rum has been around since ancient times. Nothing if not old, it is practically forced to walk with a (sugar) cane. Though it wasn't first distilled in plantations until the 17th century, rum is believed to have existed thousands of years prior in the form of brum, a drink made by the Malay people.

Sushi Warning - Tuna With a Side Helping of Mercury

The bad news for sushi lovers is that alarm levels are being raised about the mercury in tuna. This is a concern that should also be shared by people who have a fondness for canned tuna.

Pepsi Admits Aquafina Is Tap Water

The label on AquaFina clearly states: P.W.S. Are we to expect Pepsi to spell it out for us? We see acronyms, monograms, and initials throughout advertising and in business. If I wished to know what P.W.S. meant, I should have written to the company before buying the water.

Coffee - The medical elixir of life

Coffee ranks top amongst the non-alcoholic beverage consumed by the working class of people. Wirhtlin Worldwide, a market research company has reported that, North Americans consume 1.8 cups of coffee per day.

What Can a Chef Earn?

Chef's wages vary considerably. Wolfgang Puck's 12 restaurants brought in $12.2 million last year, The Food Channel's Emeril Lagasse made $7 million, and the "enfant terrible of French cooking" Jean-Georges Vongerichten went home with $3 million.

'Waitress' Bakes Up Pie to Die For

The 2007 film Waitress is centered around a main character that makes extraordinary pies. Find all of her inspirational recipes here!

Cognac: The King of Brandy

The king of brandy, Cognac is produced in the Charente and Charente-Maritime regions of France; it gets its name from a local town. The anal-retentive drink of the alcohol industry, Cognac must be made under extremely precise regulations. Deviating from these regulations even slightly turns Cognac into regular ol' brandy.

Perfect Wines For The Summer

Summertime, with it's sweltering heat and heavy air, does something to a wine drinker's palate. We no longer crave a tannic rich Cabernet, for example. They tend to make us warm. During the hot months, wine drinkers tend to crave wines high in acidity. These livlier wines tend to be more cleansing and refreshing. So, put away your Merlots and Cabernets for the Summer, and join us for a tour of some delightful summer substitutes.

Sushi – The Japanese Delicacy

Sushi is a Japanese dish, popular all throughout the world. Sushi lovers, young and old alike, mistakenly think Sushi refers to raw sea fish. Sushi actually means vinegar-flavored rice and the raw food accompanying it are called Sashimi. There are five kinds of Sushi preparations like Nigiri, Maki, Temaki, Chirashi and Inari Sushis.

Pomegranate Chicken Soup

Chicken is always good. It cooks fast and I've never seen one soul that wouldn't eat it. I guess there are such folks. There is always somebody who dislikes fish, turnips (me), asparagus, parsnips (me), and artichokes. But I've never met a chicken hater. As good as chicken is, it can be made better by marinating the critter. Gary Jennings tells us in The Journeyer what the Persians did in the day of Marco Polo.

How to Make Chili

I believe that everyone should have a really good recipe in their back pocket. Why is that? If you like to have guests over or you enjoy going to house parties, it's always a treat to bring a truly spectacular home made dish. Mine happens to be chili. If fact, I sometimes feel that my chili is getting invited to the party and I'm just along to carry it!