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Orecchiette

A shape of pasta very popular in Apulia Italy. It translates into "little ears" and is a small round pasta with a slight cupped shape. It is ideal for holding sauce or flavored oils in the "cup" of the pasta.   Called Recchietelle in Italian and Orechiette in Apulian dialect, this macaroni product resembles an auditory appartatus and looks like an indented disk. read more

How To Make Brown Stock

In our last class session, we considered the importance of stock, discussed the fundamentals of stock making, and studied white stock in particular. In today's class, we will still be discussing stock, but will shift our focus slightly, concentrating on brown stock. Like white stock, brown stock has an extremely important role in cooking. It is indispensable and always on hand in all fine professional kitchens. Visualize the pungent brown sauce that accompanied a sautéed or grilled piece of red meat the last time you ate in your favorite upscale restaurant. Think of... read more

I am a Cook not a Rocket Scientist

I am a cook.  Not a Chef, not a professional by any means, but a simple been cooking since I was a little girl, cook for home and family, supper on the table every day, at home cook.  There is nothing wrong with that.  In fact, I was very proud of the praise my family and friends often gave me on my homemade rolls, on the pound cake recipe which won me 2 blue ribbons at the local fairs, at the cinnamon buns which stopped people in their tracks when they had one, the eggplant parmesan that would bring my father and mother in law (God rest their soles) in a matter of... read more

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About Social Groups Social groups allow forum members to create "clubs" to discuss topics of shared interest.  It gives members with similar interests a place to gather and share information in smaller groups.   Each group has its own dedicated group page.  The page includes a list of members in the group, a description, a dedicated forum, and a gallery.  All content in all Social Groups is publicly visible, but only group members may contribute content and participate.     Social Groups Rules The rules for the groups are the same as the rest of the site:... read more

Cooking Term Template

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seasonings and herbs and a food and cooking food project through the centuries.

well herbs an d seasoning got their value such as meat too into they calories and etc......   lets start from the start plants and fruits!. they have all their values too. such as in protein as well as their medicinal values    some plants and their fruit been used in medicine for centuries.   some of the seasoning too and evn been employed and exploited for their culinary values as well as their rarities such as truffles and many others. and some as Safran too for the amount of time it take to be harvested.   OK but lets conecntrate really and the... read more

Sage1

a say has been said once "if you have a sage upon your garden you do not need a doctor!"  all type plants are used upon cooking and usage are known just for their degustative points,,,, but here are inside of what some of them can do!.                 Sage Variety: red sage, Purple sage,, golden sage, common or dwarf variety Part use: leaves, flower, seed. Actions: astringent, tonic, stimulant, cleanser, anti-septic, relaxant,   Apothecary: The name Sage came from the Latin name meaning Save or salvation, it is said to render Men or women... read more

Garlic1

         Garlic Variety: wild, common, wide variety Part use: flower, bulb, stem, roots Actions: antiseptic, anti-viral, diaphoretic, cholagogue, hypotensive, anti-spasmodic, Apothecary: Garlic is the root of life, named by the Chinese. One of the rare plant to be recognised with universal usage. It is most valuable plant to fight microbial, bacterial & virus infections, as well as destroying alimentary parasites. Internal: Here is a list of the usage of the plant that Garlic is employed for Chronic bronchitis, Respiratory catarrh, recurrent cold,... read more

Truffle

A rare fungus that grows underground (only several inches below ground). They come in both white and black varieties. Not all truffles are created equal, as there can be considerable quality differences between truffles due to ripeness and location of harvest. Truffles have a pungent, almost magical flavor that is greatly appreciated among gourmets.     La Truffe A fungus that grows under certain trees mainly Oaks, but also chestnut, hazel and Beech                      Arguments amongst truffle scholars   The name comes from the Latin Tuber or... read more

The History of Sangría 1800s - Present

  Sangría & Flamenco in Andalusia ...   From its humble Andalusian roots during the 1800s, this wine - party festive punch was first introduced outside of Spain, at the Spanish Pavilion at The World´s Fair in 1964 in Flushing, Queens in the city of New York.   This 4 seasonal festive and bar wine punch is made from the following ingredients and each family and each tavern or restaurant has their own recipe:   Dry un-oaked or Crianza Red wine ( La Rioja, Castilla La Mancha, Andalusia and Valencia bottled red wines )  Freshly chopped Fruit: apple.... read more

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