Doughs and batters

When making batters and doughs it is very necessary to accurately measure all ingredients in each recipe. Oven temperatures should be related to the given mixtures. Essential ingredients used for making doughs and batters are eggs, liquid, fat, flour, sugar, leavening agent, and salt. Some mixtures will need various flavoring substances added. The essential ingredient […]

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Types of Tea

Tea is consumed by more people today than ever. There is a wide array of teas available. One of the reasons for its popularity is its medicinal properties. Tea has been proven to protect against heart disease. It can reduce your risk of cancer. It protects against harmful bacteria and viruses. Helps to lower blood […]

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Single Malt Scotch

Few works of the distiller’s art can conjure up the kind of emotion and strong responses from its most faithful devotees as can Scotch, referred to in its homeland as aqua vitae, “the water of life.” Scotch is what it is and gives rise to the feelings it does because of what it represents – […]

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History of coffee

Every morning millions reach for their cup of joe in order to speak civilly, think clearly, drive at all. Coffeehouses cover every corner, offering specialty brews at a premium price for those willing to bear the cost of the mood-altering effect of a bitter black beverage. How did we get here? According to legend, a […]

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The History of Tea

Tea has a fascinating and unique history that goes way beyond the little sealed bag you microwave with water. Tea has become permanently linked with class and culture. Brutal wars have been fought over tea. Be it because of taxes placed on the tea or possession of the tea leaves themselves. The dawn of tea […]

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Tequiza beer

There’s a new beer in town, and it’s causing quite a stir. Tequiza was launched by the Anheuser-Busch folks last year, and it definitely isn’t like any other beer on the market. So what exactly is Tequiza – a beer? A wine cooler? A mixed drink? To quote one of my good friends, “What is […]

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What is boudin and how do you make it?

Boudin, pronounced boo-Dahn, is a wonderful Cajun dish made with meat, rice, and seasonings. Traditionally boudin was sausage stuffed with pork and rice. You can add any seasonings you want and you can use any kind of meat that you want. Some people add shrimp, crawfish, or even alligator. The rice was originally added to […]

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Jewish Cuisine

There are few people who can’t name one or two “typically Jewish” foods — bagels, cheesecake, and blintzes have become well-loved around the world. While few of these foods are exclusively Jewish, the Kashrut (dietary laws) and particular factors in Jewish history have helped shape a cuisine that reflects the unique identity of the people […]

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How to read a kosher food label

“Kosher” is a term used to describe food that is prepared in accordance with Jewish dietary laws. In order for one to understand kosher food labels and thus choose the appropriate foods, they must first understand what foods and food practices are considered kosher. According to the Jewish faith, foods that may be eaten include: […]

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How to make gourmet apple treats

Candy apples go as far back as anyone can remember. When the circus came to town; during the annual town fair; at the local carnival these candy-coated treats widened the eyes of many youngsters, and some of the grown-ups, too. These days, the candy apple has evolved into a whole new creature: the gourmet apple. […]

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