Foil made from a thin leaf of tin was commercially available before its aluminum counterpart. It was marketed commercially from the late nineteenth into the early twentieth century. The term "tin foil" survives in the English language as a term for the newer aluminum foil. Tin foil is less maleable than aluminum foil and tends to give a slight tin taste to food wrapped in it. Tin foil has been supplanted by aluminum and other materials for wrapping food.
Friday, March 30, 2012
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Andouille, a staple ingredient in South Louisiana cooking, is a well-seasoned, heavily smoked sausage that has been influenced by the many different people settling the La Cote des Allemands, or the German Coast. French, German, Acadian, Spanish, African, and Creole cultures were mixed in this area which is now St. Charles and St. John the Baptist Parishes.
Monday, March 26, 2012
Buffalo mozzarella is a mozzarella made from the milk of the domestic water buffalo. The history of water buffalo in Italy is not settled.
Saturday, March 24, 2012
In 1938, Lawry's began marketing its seasoned salt in retail stores. This was the beginning of a food products empire that now sells many kinds of seasonings and flavorings under the Lawry's name. These products were sold to Lipton/Unilever in 1979 but were sold to McCormick & Company in July 2008.
Friday, March 23, 2012
There's a lot of cooking oils available on the shelves, and not all cooking oils are equal. If you are a cook / chef you are probably familiar with using cooking oil. One of the most common cooking oils is vegetable oil. Here is a short list of different types of cooking oil and use for each of them.
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Genuine Smithfield Hams have crowned America’s tables for generations. They are as distinctive as they are delicious, as elegant as they are hearty. They are the flavor of Southern Hospitality.
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
White pepper consists of the seed of the pepper plant alone, with the darker colored skin of the pepper fruit removed.
Sunday, March 18, 2012
Oyster crackers are small, salted, crackers, typically rounds about 0.59 in (15 mm) in diameter, although a slightly smaller hexagonal variety is also prevalent. They are popular in the northeastern USA, where they are served as an accompaniment to soup, and in the Cincinnati area, where they are frequently served with the city's distinctive chili. In New England, oyster crackers are served in oyster stew and chowders. Additionally, plain oyster crackers are sometimes seasoned with spices and seasonings. Despite their name, oyster crackers do not contain oysters.
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Bangers and mash, also known as sausages and mash, is a traditional English dish made of mashed potatoes and sausages, the latter of which may be one of a variety of flavoured sausage made of pork or beef or a Cumberland sausage.
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Foodbuzz contacted me. I received coupons for free samples of Mrs. Paul's and Van de Kamp's ParchmentBake. This post is part of the Foodbuzz Tastemaker program with Mrs. Paul's and Van de Kamp's.
Monday, March 12, 2012
Friday, March 9, 2012
Peanut butter was invented and reinvented many times during history. Peanuts were known as early as 950 B.C. and originated in South America. The ancient Incas used peanuts and were known to have made it into a paste-like substance. As a crop peanuts emigrated from South America to Africa by early explorers and then traveled by trade into Spain who then traded the product to the American colonies. The first commercial peanut crop was grown in Virginia in the early to mid 1840's and in North Carolina beginning around 1818.
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
British merchant Peter Durand made an impact on food preservation with his 1810 patenting of the tin can. In 1813, John Hall and Bryan Dorkin opened the first commercial canning factory in England. In 1846, Henry Evans invents a machine that can manufacture tin cans at a rate of sixty per hour. An significant increase over the previous rate of only six per hour.
Monday, March 5, 2012
Roma tomato or Roma (the "Roma VF" variant is most common in seed catalogs as of 2007) is a plum tomato that is commonly found in supermarkets. The tomato is a meaty, egg- or pear-shaped tomato that is available in red and yellow. It has few seeds and is a good canning and sauce tomato. While Roma is an open-pollinated variety, in general it is not considered an heirloom tomato. Roma tomatoes are also known as Italian tomatoes or Italian plum tomatoes.
Saturday, March 3, 2012
Monterey Jack is an American semihard cheese made using cow's milk. It is commonly sold by itself, or mixed with Colby to make a marbled cheese known as Colby-Jack (or Co-Jack). Cheddar-Jack varieties are also available.
Thursday, March 1, 2012
Red onions, sometimes called purple onions, are cultivars of the onion with purplish red skin and white flesh tinged with red. These onions tend to be medium to large in size and have a mild to sweet flavor. They are often consumed raw, grilled or lightly cooked with other foods, or added as color to salads. They tend to lose their redness when cooked. Red onions are available throughout the year. The red color comes from anthocyanidins such as cyanidin. Red onions are high in flavonoids. They can be stored 3 to 4 months at room temperature.