While all types of curries are delicious, there will always be a special place in my heart for authentic Indian dishes made with real spices. There’s something about toasted cardamom, chiles, and ginger that goes really, really well with the other ingredients you find in curry. My favorite recipes use carefully crafted spice blends with just the right kind of garam masala to get the perfect flavor. In other words, there’s no substitute for real kasoori methi.
The sandwich is an art form. Thought to be invented in the 1700’s, this simple combination of two slices of bread and plenty of flavorful fillings is a great way to showcase your individuality. Unfortunately, sandwiches don’t tend to have complete nutrition information on them. As a result, it’s hard to figure out how many calories there are in a turkey sandwich.
Celiac disease is pretty scary, but the scariest part about it is that it routinely goes undiagnosed. While some cases manifest with obvious symptoms, many people go through their entire lives without realizing that their intestines are being damaged by the gluten in their diets. This makes it all the more important to understand what gluten is, how it’s made, and what types of foods are gluten-free. Questions like “does pudding have gluten?” can make a huge difference in your health.
Some dishes have it all. If you’re looking for a single recipe that combines carbs, protein, vegetables, and plenty of flavor, jambalaya is definitely your best bet. It’s a wonderful standalone dish that’s shockingly easy to prepare, making it a great way to make dinner with a minimum of fuss and mess. But what goes with jambalaya?
Being a cook starts when you buy your food. If you’ve ever cooked a cheap steak and been disappointed by the results or eaten a cooking apple raw you definitely know that inferior ingredients can ruin a recipe. Mealy tomatoes can be harder to spot at the store, but they’re another thing that you should avoid when you can.
Fish have always been a bit of a mystery to me. I’m a fan of salmon, swordfish, and cod, of course, but when it comes to things like pickled herring or the things that they serve in tins in Northern Europe, I’m not quite as endeared.
Smoked herring is somewhere on the fence. This special dish showcases a unique smoky, fishy flavor that’s a fantastic addition to stews, soups, and even pizza. Die-hard seafood fans might even enjoy eating smoked herring on its own.
The idea of tripas as an edible foodstuff can understandably turn a lot of people off. For those not in the know, in Mexican cuisine, tripas refers to the small intestines of a pig, goat, or cow. Beef small intestines, in particular, are the ones that are most commonly used in a lot of Mexican dishes.
If you’re like me (a dessert aficionado), you probably have experienced a scenario wherein you have tons of leftover ricotta from your recipes with no idea on how and where to store it. How long will ricotta last in the fridge? Can you safely freeze ricotta? These are just some of the questions that went through my mind when I was left with a bowlful of excess ricotta from a cheesecake recipe I was making.
When it comes to curry, you can’t go wrong with coconut milk. It’s a kitchen staple in Thai cuisine, and it’s one of the ingredients (along with coriander, fish sauce, and shrimp paste) that make Thai dishes taste distinctively. . . Thai.