Posts Tagged ‘american cuisine’

New York Strip Vs Sirloin: Understanding Different Steaks

Written by Luisa Davis on . Posted in food

To me, steak is the quintessential American food. There’s nothing that reminds me of home more than a well-marbled piece of beef that’s been nicely warmed up on the inside with a crisp, browned exterior. While steak can offer an opportunity for a chef to showcase his or her skills, I think that the best way to prepare a steak is to simply let it showcase its incredible natural flavor.

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

Written by Luisa Davis on . Posted in food

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

Written by Luisa Davis on . Posted in food

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.

Paula Deen Cookware Reviews: True Southern Style Cookware?

Written by Peter Allen on . Posted in Cookware

Paula Deen’s life story is the quintessential American journey to success. After divorcing her husband, she turned to odd jobs in an attempt to support herself and her children. She only found success when she embraced her passion and started a catering business out of her own kitchen. Over a few years, the popularity of her dishes outgrew her home oven and she opened up a Southern-style buffet restaurant that got rave reviews. She authored books, appeared on many television programs, and ultimately wound up endorsing a line of cookware.

Burger Smasher Tool- Best Smashing Tools on the Market to Create Delicious Smashed Burgers

Written by Peter Allen on . Posted in Tools & Gadgets

Smashburger has come up with a brilliant way of preparing hamburgers. By smashing the patties to be as thin as possible, they maximize the crisp, browned exterior that makes a burger so delicious. You give up the juicy pink interior with this process, of course, but the resulting burger is very much worth it. Here are some of the best tools you can use at home to make smashed burgers in your own kitchen.

What’s The Difference Between A Calzone and Stromboli? All About Different Types Of Pizza Rolls

Written by Luisa Davis on . Posted in food

Pizza is delicious but inconvenient. I know that this might sound odd to you: after all, pizza is a finger food that’s broken up into perfectly sized portions. It’s also easy to share or even to store for leftovers later.
 
Despite these facts, I still prefer calzones and strombolis to pizza, especially when I’m only cooking or ordering for myself. Both of these pizza turnovers are easy to eat by hand. They’re usually perfectly sized for one person and come with just the right mix of cheese, sauce, and meat on the inside.