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Cooking expert article: Cooking in a Flash: How to Reheat Food without Overcooking ItCooking in a Flash: How to Reheat Food without Overcooking It

It’s Saturday night and friends are coming for dinner. You have just one oven. Four dishes need to be cooked in that oven and served hot at the same time. There is no way you can roast a chicken,...



Cooking expert article: Patio Produce: LettucePatio Produce: Lettuce

You don't need acres of land to grow your own fresh, healthy and delicious produce. In fact, you don't need any land at all. If you have a sunny spot on a patio, you're in business. And while you aren't...



Cooking expert article: Big Hearts Come In Small PackagesBig Hearts Come In Small Packages

Whoever the first person was that decided an artichoke was edible must have been both masochistic and extremely dedicated. When that first person made it past the layers of spiny leaves, no doubt pricking...



Cooking expert article: A Most Unusual BirthdayA Most Unusual Birthday

Birthdays and birthday cake. They pretty much go hand-in-hand here in America, right? Well, sure—if the birthday person likes cake, that is. Who in the world doesn’t like cake, huh? Well,...



Cooking expert article: Shut Up and Cook: An Interview with Chef Lesley CovitzShut Up and Cook: An Interview with Chef Lesley Covitz

In the restaurant world, where turnover is known to be high, it’s expected that many people will come in and out of your life. While some might see this as unfortunate, I like to see it as an opportunity....



Cooking expert article: Roasted & Toasted: Good Campfire GrubRoasted & Toasted: Good Campfire Grub

It is thought that sticks were the first cooking tools—and that roasted woolly mammoth might have once been a delicacy of our ancestors who lived in caves. Whether your cooking stick is pre-made and...



Cooking expert article: To Bean or Not to Bean: The Great Texas Chili DebateTo Bean or Not to Bean: The Great Texas Chili Debate

At a workplace potluck recently I ate, for the first time, Texas chili. I have never really cared for the stuff because, where I'm from (Georgia), the chili has kidney beans in it, and I am not a fan...



Cooking expert article: Larb From Another LandLarb From Another Land

It is a rare and happy occasion to discover a restaurant serving food that evokes a specific fond memory. The meatballs that taste just like your Italian grandmother’s. The pie that your mother made...



Cooking expert article: Chocolate DiscoveryChocolate Discovery

My seven-year-old daughter recently chose a topic to create an educational display for an end-of-year annual learning fair. Her choice? Chocolate. Chocolate lovers that we both are, this was the...



Cooking expert article: Wok Don't RunWok Don't Run

Writing about the necessity of tools in the kitchen a few weeks ago got me thinking further: call this Kitchen Equipment Article Part II. Except this is about one item in particular. I was thinking that...



Cooking expert article: Squash, That ImpulseSquash, That Impulse

I’m always picking up random items at the grocery store. I’m a big believer in variety in my diet, and whenever I feel like I’m picking up the same items grocery trip after grocery trip, I’ll pick...



Cooking expert article: Your Slow Cooker: The Best Thing Since Sliced BreadYour Slow Cooker: The Best Thing Since Sliced Bread

Being a lover of all things bread, I can rarely pass up a slice from a fresh baked loaf. But I had yet to try my hand in making bread in the slow cooker until this week. You see I have been somewhat...



Cooking expert article: Pies, Pudding and Curry: A Jubilee of British FoodPies, Pudding and Curry: A Jubilee of British Food

The Queen's Jubilee has me in a nostalgic mood. I spent four months of my college life enmeshed in British culture, taking in West End shows at discounted student prices, free museum admissions, and long...



Tilapia, the Other White Fish

I have a confession to make. As a former seafood snob, I never gave tilapia the chance it deserved. When this type of fish became popular in the late 1990's, I tasted it once and relegated it to the category...



A Healthy Dose of Flavor

June has arrived. Summer is officially upon us. Time to pack away the sweaters and the wool and bring on the linen and bathing suits. Nothing to hide the pot belly and saddle bags anymore. It is time...



Nutrition Spotlight: Protein

What’s for dinner? What does a body good? Got milk? Where’s the beef? (Yeah, I know that’s an old one!) Slogans, logos and catchy jingles come at us from every direction these days. And protein,...


 

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