It’s that time of year, Memorial Day marks the beginning of summer, it’s time to get outside and fire up the grill. Spend time with family and friends. If you are hosting a party this year, here are some wonderful recipes to help out with the party. If you plan on going to family or friends home, don’t go empty handed, take one of these favorite with you. Whatever you plan on doing this long weekend, be safe and have a wonderful time.
Friday, May 24, 2013
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Each culture has a rice dish that is similar to one from another. Each country spice or produce may make the dishes vary from one another, but in the end, they all stemmed from the same dish. At Hawaii rice festival, rice will show its true diversity and prove its importance in the food culture in Hawaii.
Friday, May 17, 2013
American patriot, Benjamin Franklin, and his food predilections. One of the drafters of the Declaration of Independence and a singer of the US constitution, he was also a great proponent of local American produce as a way to avoid dependence on foreign imports.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Parsley is a wonderfully nutritious and healing food, it is often under appreciated. Most folks don’t realize that this vegetable has more uses than just being a decorative garnish that accompanies restaurant meals. They do not know that parsley is actually a store hose of nutrients and that it features a delicious green and vibrant taste.
Friday, May 10, 2013
People have been eating pancake for a very long time. According to Alan Davidson, in the Oxford Companion to Food (Oxford University Press, Oxford: 1999), the first mention of anything other than just a bread baked on a griddle is in Apicius, who talks about cakes from a batter of eggs, milk, water and flour.
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Saturday, May 4, 2013
Before industrialization, salt was extremely expensive and labor intensive to harvest mass quantities of salt necessary for food preservation and seasoning. This made salt an extremely valuable commodity. Entire economies were based on salt production and trade.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Sunday, April 28, 2013
The origin of the has not yet been determined; science suggests it may be northwestern India, cultivated for more than 2,500 years. Arab brought the lemons to the Middle East and Africa sometime after 100 C.E
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
History has it that mozzarella was first made when cheese curds accidently fell into a pail of hot water at the cheese factory near Naples, soon thereafter the first pizza was made! New cheeses are often formulated when mistakes happen, so there well may be truth in the tale!
Saturday, April 20, 2013
No one is sure where the meatball originated and early recipes are difficult to find. It's easy to ascertain though, that meatballs as we know them, made with ground meat, were not possible until meat grinders were invented.