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The United States' Love Affair With the Pizza

Discover how the pizza became an integral part of US cuisine throughout the centuries, who introduced the pizza and just who was the first pizzeria owner?

Tips For Cooking The Best Fajitas

Fajita is generally beef, chicken, pork or shrimp grilled and served on a flour tortilla with condiments. The chicken is worked with onions and bell peppers. Fajita is served to the table sizzling loudly on a metal platter with tortilla and condiments on the side. Making your lips watery?

Buffalo Wing Sauce Recipe

The simple ingredients used are ketchup, warm honey, lemon’s juice, butter, Louisiana sauce, white vinegar, chopped tomato, garlic and onion and dry cayenne peppers. Buffalo hot wing sauce has become an institution to reckon with, based on these readily available items-unbelievable, is it not?

From Red-Hot Bonanza to Cautionary Business Tale

Just five or six years ago, people were talking about a donut as a symbol of the New South! Not the gleaming skyline of Atlanta, Georgia, or laboratories in North Carolina's Research Triangle. A donut: that puffy breakfast pastry with a hole in the middle.

The Remarkable Health Benefits of Red Wine

Some researchers claim that the positives of drinking red wine go beyond cardiovascular benefits. A number of studies have discovered that an antioxidant concentrated in the skin of the grape, resveratrol, may actually help inhibit the growth of cancerous tumors. Research into the properties of resveratrol also indicates that it may be helpful in the formation of nerve cells, and so could potentially be a factor in the treatment of neurological diseases such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's.

Children's packed lunches: Are they even worse than Turkey Twizzlers?

Packed lunches taken to school by 7-year olds are even less healthy than school meals used to be before Jamie Oliver set out to reform them. In the year 2000, school meals were every bit as bad a Jamie Oliver suggested - but that children given packed lunches instead were even worse off nutritionally.

How your brain helps you become a wine expert

You don't need to sign up for pricey wine appreciation classes to parse the subtle difference between the black cherry bouquet of a pinot noir and the black currant scent of a cabernet sauvignon. Just pour yourself a couple glasses and sniff. Your brain will quickly help you become a modest oenophile. It's up to you if you want to drink the lesson plan.

A Cocktail Of Cultures - The Growth Of Asian Influence In The London Bar Scene

As I recline on the gold-threaded silk cushions, nibbling on satay sticks, the sound of the mandolin ringing through my ears, silk-dressed geisha’s at my beck & call, it strikes me how small the world has become. I order a bottle of Tiger and reflect on my recent travels. I sit not in some high-class opium den in the mid-Orient, though. This is Soho, London at the aptly named Opium.

Junk Food

Basically, it’s anything that is high in calories but lacking in nutrition. Hamburgers, chips, chocolate bars and hot dogs fall in this category. Pizzas, although they can have vegetable and cheese toppings, are also included as they contain a lot of fat.

The Ideal Wine Cellar: Everything You Need to Get Started

So you've decided to take a large step, and move from wine lover to wine connoisseur. You are going to buy a wine cellar. This guide will give you all the information you need to make this purchase.

World's Most Bizarre Specialty Coffee

Get to know the Kopi Luwak, the world's most expensive coffee, and the Palm Civet, a tree dwelling marsupial with a particular fondness for the local variety of coffee cherries.

Italian Cuisine: More Than Pasta

It is easy to think that some pasta, some marinara sauce, a crust of Italian bread and a glass of wine is the beginning and end of Italian cuisine, especially if you grew up in the United States. There is much more than red sauce and starch on the agenda for most Italian regional cuisines.

How Sparkling Wine is Made

There are three methods that may be used to make sparkling wine. These methods are: the Transfer Method, Charmat Bulk process and Methode Champenoise.

An Edible Flower Garden

While most of us are aware that violets can be candied and nasturtiums eaten in salad, there’s a truly amazing variety of flowers that are not only edible, but delicious!

Top Cookie Flavors for Baby Showers and Other Parties

Cookies are a very popular treat at any party event and as a snack in general. There are now hundreds of different types of cookies that can be served to your guests and at parties.

Mambo Mixers

If you like to entertain but would really like to spice it up next time, this is the book for you. Created by Arlen Gargagliano, author of three Latin style and entertaining books, Mambo Mixers contains the best of the bars and parties in one compact package.

Cancer causing dyes in your food - Sudan 1 and para red

Recently there has been product recalls in UK and EU countries due to the usage of illegal dyes Sudan 1 and Para red in Chilly products.

Observe Passover with Macaroons

In modern times, for seven to eight days each spring, Jews celebrate Pesach, or Passover, with a ritualistic dinner called a Seder.

An Idiot's Guide To Wine Tasting

Have you ever seen those stiff upper-lipped types doing a spot of the old wine tasting malarkey? Well this information has been written to help you understand the form should you ever find yourself in a situation where you need to know what to do.

History of Napa Wineries

Napa Wineries and Vineyards enjoy a long viticultural history that dates back to 1836. In this year, George Yount settled on the 12,000 acre Caymus Rancho near the modern day town of Yountville.