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Luisa Davis

Luisa Davis

Luisa Davis is a frelance writer and foodie based in Portland, California. Though raised on her mother's homestyle Italian cooking, she has spent most of the last five years traveling and immersing herself in other countries' cuisines. Her work have been published in various publications, both online and offline.

How To Thicken Spaghetti Sauce: The Italian Secret To Getting Your Sauce Just Right

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American sauces are a nightmare to get right. With traditional French or Italian or even English cooking, it’s pretty easy to find a single, reliable source you can use for your recipe. This lets you quickly compare the dish you’ve made with an “ideal” version and make the appropriate changes. When you ask a friend for advice or look online, you can usually get a pretty definitive answer immediately. If you need to thicken a pasta sauce, there will be a note in the recipe that tells you exactly how to do that.

Gumbo vs Jambalaya: The Two Bayou Stews

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gumbo vs jambalaya, bayou stew, what is gumbo New Orleans is famous for its culture, food, and architecture. One of the most important southern port cities, New Orleans has historically been a melting pot of French, African, Carribean, and Spanish culture. This unique blend gave birth to a number of Creole dishes, including both Gumbo and Jambalaya. Here’s a quick rundown of everything you need to know when comparing gumbo versus jambalaya.

Smoked Herring: Recipe Ideas With This Wonderful Fish

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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.