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An Invitation to Pipe and Cigar Smokers and Others Who Love FINE Tobaccos

With the discovery of making their own custom blended cigarettes, many are smoking less and enjoying it more. With no additives or chemicals and the enhanced flavors and aromas of quality tobacco those who have discovered quality custom made cigarettes find more enjoyment without the harsh tastes and foul smells, while smoking far fewer cigarettes than before.


Matzoh Balls: Floaters or Sinkers?

With the possible exception of the finest European dark chocolates, I think with all my heart and soul there is no finer food than the lowly Matzoh Ball. What's the big deal, you might ask?


Where Do They Get Bottled Water?

The United States Food and Drug Administration says bottled water is any water meant for humans to drink that is sealed in bottles with nothing added except…. except? Suddenly, with that small phrase, bottled water becomes something other than the pure water we thought we were buying. Except what? Well, bottled water may contain “safe and suitable antimicrobial agents” if the bottler wishes. Fluoride may be added, but it has to be within established limitations, of course. So that’s what bottled water is.


A World Of Tobaccos, Flavors And Aromas To Be Enjoyed

Just as with microbreweries and other explosive growth fields the interest in custom-made cigarettes with premium tobaccos and incredible aromas and flavors is poised to explode. Today's consumers are finding that with today's simple new equipment and internationally derived blends of the finest premium tobaccos they can rediscover wonderful flavors and aromas while smoking far fewer cigarettes.


Cooking with Delicious Rattlesnake Meat

Rattlesnake meat is a southwestern delicacy. If you haven't ever eaten rattlesnake, you are in for a real treat. No, it doesn't taste like chicken! It has a much gamier flavor - much more reminiscent of pheasant, frog legs, alligator, or even elk.


Alternatives to Junk Food Snacks

Snacking is an American pastime! While there are many ways to do it in an unhealthy manner, there are even more ways to increase your health just by snacking - if you do it wisely! By simply choosing healthy alternatives to snacks that are high in fat, calories, simple carbohydrates and sugars, you will see an increase in your overall wellbeing and vigor.


The History Of Wine Is The History Of Man's Thirst

For all the talk what "wine snobbery" does wine expertise come do to? In the end wine is nothing more than simply fermented fruit juice. And "rotten" or "fermented "fruit juice at that. The earliest evidence suggesting wine production comes from archaeological sites in Iran and Russian Georgia, dating from 6000 to 5000 B.C.


17 Secrets To a Great Paella

Paella is a dish that has it all - almost literally. A one dish meal that can feed 2 or 200 and has room for anybody's favorite ingredients, even a bad paella is better than a lot of other things you could be eating. Fortunately, making a great paella is pretty easy. And while these touches may not be mentioned in any particular recipe, they will always make your paella better.


Risotto, The Italian Rice Flavour

Risotto is the kind if rice that Italian mostly eat after the Antipasto or Pasta during a meal. Generally a person can choose between Antipasto or Pasta, then follow by Risotto. This tradition of eating rice is very common, especially people from northern part of the country, because Risotto mostly grown in that region.


Greatness of the Humble carrot

Carotenoids are one type of chemicals found in natural plants. Consider them the tools in nature's palette as they provide color to animals and plants alike. More than five hundred carotenoids have been identified, but only forty or so are found in the human diet. Most carotenoids have strong antioxidant power and can stop the damage caused by free radicals.


Secret Chili Restaurant Recipe - Three Bean Enchilada Chili

This chili restaurant recipe is a secret restaurant recipe because it specifically calls for Ancho chile powder, and it does make a difference. And this chili recipe is also somewhat unusual because it uses a secret restaurant enchilada sauce instead of tomatoes!


Lasagna the Quick, Easy and Delicious Way

Do you know that the local restaurant you frequent probably doesn't make everything from scratch? Well, why not use the same principle in your own kitchen? You can make a delicious lasagna without rolling out the pasta dough, or even toiling over a stove to make your own sauce, like Grandma did.


Wine Connoisseurship Revealed

What indeed is wine? Wine is nothing more than fermented grape juice. Wine has been known and documented to mankind since Noah of the great flood fame. Genesis 9:24 Covenant of the Rainbow. " When Noah awoke from his wine," Every culture on earth except for the Eskimo's in the frigid north, where the climate was too cold for normal fermentation , learnt to develop simple alcoholic beverages.


Andalucian Matanza - A History

Steeped in tradition, the annual humane pig sacrifice was carried out in every household in Andalucia up until very recently. It was the most common and economical way to ensure families had a supply of meat throughout the year. Although not for the faint hearted, most andalucian families still carry out the matanza today.


Microwaves The Future Of Cooking

It's true, the microwave oven can help make cooking and food preparation quicker. In fact, the microwave oven of today has even taken the place of most cooking appliances at home.


The Different Kinds Of Salad Dressings

You would initially think that salad dressings are all the same, that the dressing for a particular salad tastes good once mixed with a different salad. If you do think so, then you are most definitely wrong. There are various types of salad dressings to make each salad's taste perfect and more delicious.


Habanero Pepper Sauce – Heat Up Any Meal

Habaneros are the hottest of peppers with the Scoville heat units (SHU) ranging from 100,000 to 350,000. The habanero's heat, its fruity, citrus-like flavor and floral aroma make it chief ingredients of the Habanero pepper sauce.


Spanish Ham: How to Choose It

There seems to be some confusion –even amongst Spaniards- about the types of Spanish ham that are available: serrano, bodega, iberico, black foot, acorn, "del país", etc.


Sauerkraut Pierogi Recipe

Pierogi is one of the first things that come to mind when you talk about Polish cuisine. The reason pierogi is such a popular dish is because they can be prepared several different ways. The pierogi is a dumpling that can be stuffed with any filling of your choice. Here is a recipe for pierogi stuffed with sauerkraut.


Spanish Sausages - The Secrets

An inside look at the famous Spanish Sausage. From the chorizo to the salchichon, secret ingredients and traditional methods.