Food & Beverage

Basting a Turkey – Will it Improve the Taste?

There are three different kinds of turkeys most often available to the consumer. There are self-basting turkeys, kosher turkeys, and natural turkeys. Traditionally processed frozen turkey is labeled “basted'” or '“self-basting.'” This means that it has been injected with a solution intended to make it more flavorful and tender....

How to Make Creole Sauce

There are few things more delectable than food made with a good Creole sauce. The zippy flavors of tomato, onion, garlic, and celery are a sure way to tantalize the taste buds. It is a very versatile sauce and is the basis for many New Orleans-style dishes. However, in...

Cooking a Prime Rib Roast – Rubs and Cooking Times

When cooking a prime rib roast, you’ll soon discover that it is one of the easiest meats to cook. Prime rib also fits in with the best of special occasions and is considered one of the most elegant entrees of all. There are two primary methods to use when cooking...

Potatoes – Interesting Trivia and Information

I say POE-TAY-TOE, you say POE-TAH-TOE, and some might even sadly say PAH-TAY-TER.” No matter how you pronounce them there is no sense denying the fact that potatoes are one of the most popular foods out there. Ever since I was a little kid I have loved potatoes, particularly in...

What to Serve Vegetarians At Thanksgiving

I've been a vegetarian for over 7 years, but I grew up in central Illinois, which is almost synonymous with saying I was raised by meat eaters. For the first 22 years I was alive, I ate meat. This made my first several vegetarian Thanksgivings very hard. What about...

Steaming versus Boiling Vegetables

It seems you just can't escape from food controversies anymore. No matter what scientific evidence is presented, someone will say that's wrong, or it's a Big Food Company conspiracy. Honestly, some of these culinary fear-mongers make UFO Conspiracy whackos seem almost well-adjusted. It seems that is all we hear,...

Boutique Wines in the USA

It’s safe to say that everyone in the U.S. is aware of the explosion of the wine market, and consistent addition of wineries in places one would have questioned years ago. It’s always been a well known fact that in the U.S., Napa / Sonoma was believed to be...

Great Tasting California Chardonnay

Let’s face it, many areas of California are know for their Chardonnay, just like there are areas known for excellent Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandels. The Chardonnay’s of California grace many a table in restaurant’s as well as homes, because it’s just the plain fact, they are really good. If...

Pyrenees Vineyard & Cellar

Pyrenees Vineyards & Cellar (www.pyreneesvineyard.com/) is located in Southern Oregon in the land of 100 Valleys, and the famed Umpqua Valley Wine District. This winery is the only one of the many excellent wineries located in the region that is actually on the famous Umpqua River, and in fact...

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The Truth about Wine Blends – Are they Any Good?

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Buying Wine as a Gift

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How to Make Hard Boiled Eggs

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What You May Not Know About Cajun Cooking

Cajun Cooking......just thinking about it makes me hungry. In my opinion, it is one of...

How To Deal With SPAM – The Edible Stuff

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Respecting Others Spiritual Beliefs at the Table

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Is It A Parents Responsibility To Teach Their Children To Cook

We hear so much about parental duties and responsibilities these days that it seems that...

Japanese Beer – Trivia and Information

You’ve had Japanese beer with your sushi, I’m sure. But have you ever really thought about it? Like electronics, Japanese beer is an innovation,...

Buying Coffee Beans – What you Need to Know

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The Benefits of Black Tea

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All Coffees Are Not Created Equal

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White Tea – Health Benefits and Information

Though few people have actually heard of white tea, this unique tea is destined to...

The Latte – It’s Made from Espresso and Milk

In Italy, ordering a latte gets you a tall glass of milk. In North America...

Caffeine in Food – It’s Found in Chocolate and Energy Drinks

As a stimulant, caffeine has found a place among consumers needing a kick of energy...