Why Desserts Make Up Half of Our Breakfasts

Sweets have always been associated with sinful indulgence – you know you want to eat that entire platter of macarons, but you also know that you really shouldn’t. That’s why we save the most delectable desserts for the end of the day right after dinner; we treat ourselves to a quick slice of heaven after…

Recipe – Louisiana Chicken & Shrimp Gumbo

Gumbo is one of the staples of a Louisianan’s diet. Consisting of the “Holy Trinity” of vegetables (celery, bell peppers, and onions), flavored stock, meat, shellfish, and a thickener, this stew aims to bring Cajun flavor to your bowl. What makes this Gumbo hail from New Orleans is its dark roux created from bread flour….

Recipe – Mussel and Salmon Soup

Complex, hearty, and bright! This salmon and mussel seafood stew has a delightfully fresh tangy flavor and a deep savory finish. Even though this is a warm stew, it is a tremendous option to have on a summer evening with a glass of white wine. Though it might have some more expensive recipe items, it…

The Real Deal with Airplane Food

We’ve all been there: a long flight where there most certainly will be an included meal for everyone. Regardless of what you have planned for the ride (catching a movie you downloaded, finishing up a lengthy book, staring down at the screeching baby two aisles in front of you, etc.), the stewardesses will be on…

Recipe – Orange Fruit Soup with Spices

A great summer dish to cool down to. Easy to prepare, this wonderful appetizer or dessert soup can be customized to your individual tastes. Keep the soup basic, but add your own spice mixture, including such treats as cardamon or saffron. Fruit can be substituted out for others as well; as long as orange juice…

Recipe – Tomato-Basil Soup

A unique take on the standard tomato soup. Perfect for any rainy day when you’re bedridden with the flu. This simple soup is perfect for any season. Shred cheese over the finished product to add some extra taste. Recipe:  Yield: 10 portions  Estimated Time of Cooking: Roughly 45 minutes  Ingredients: 2¼ pounds – Tomato concassé…

Artificial Food Coloring May Lead to ADHD

People often take note of the foods they eat based on their nutritional value. For example, a health-conscious person might opt to have some yogurt as a snack instead of a handful of Swedish fish. However, the healthier option might share an unhealthy ingredient with junk food that most people wouldn’t think twice about. The…

Recipe – Tortilla Soup

Tortilla soup is a great staple to Latin American cooking. This is both a hearty and spicy soup that can warm anyone up on a cool day. Though the chicken and avocado provide chunky goodness, it’s the tortillas that give it a slight thickness and a unique flavor. Recipe: Yield: 10 portions Estimated Time of…

The French Cook – Cleanliness in the Kitchen

“Great cleanliness is requisite in the utensils you make use of: entrust to no one but yourself the examination of the copper utensils of the kitchen, which are very dangerous. Every time you use a stew-pan or other utensil, see that it has been well scoured and cleaned. The scullery-maids scour the outside of their…

Recipe – Honey-Mustard Glaze

The honey-mustard glaze should be added primarily to ham or other related cured meats. Recipe: Yield: 28 fluid ounces – or – 840 milliliters Estimated Time of Cooking: 10 minutes Ingredients: 1 pound – Honey 8 ounces – Dijon mustard 8 ounces – Tomato paste 4 fluid ounces – Red wine vinegar 2 ounces – Shallots,…

Why 70% of All Olive Oil is Impure

Olive oil is the blood of Mediterranean culture. Throughout history, it had a place in religious ceremonies, lighting, cleaning, medicine, economics, and cooking. Olive oil is as prevalent in a Mediterranean diet as bacon and eggs are in an American one. However, the olive oil you consume may be only a fraction of what it…

The French Cook – Cookery as an Art

“Cookery is an art which requires much time, intelligence, and activity to be acquired in its perfection. Every man is not born with the qualifications necessary to constitute a good Cook. The difficulty of attaining to perfection in the art, will be best demonstrated by offering a few observations on some others. Music, dancing, fencing,…