07 Mar 2014 23:25
So you love the curry you get from your local Thai restaurant but you figure you can't make anything that darned balanced and refined? Somebody told you that the only way to make really good Thai curry is to make your own curry paste, but you don't want to deal with so many ingredients or steps? Well, I have news for you. It is highly unlikely that your Thai restaurant (where you like the curry, remember?) makes its own pastes. Most Thai restaurants in the states use one of a couple different common brands of premade Thai curry paste. Thai curry is as simple as the ABC song, once you have the paste and you can find lots of great ideas and recipes on the net. The basic procedure is very simple and it is a one pot dish….
05 Mar 2014 16:28
If you grew up in the 70's or before, or maybe even in the 80's, you are probably familiar with the childhood chant about ice scream: I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! You may have shouted it yourself in anticipation of the arrival of the ice cream truck (maybe the Good Humor Man). But you likely had no idea how that expression originally came about. Well, it was, predictably, a commercial slogan for a particular ice cream product. And you probably are quite familiar with this product. It's the Eskimo Pie. However, the iconic Eskimo Pie was originally called the I-Scream bar….
04 Mar 2014 17:03
The kitchen brigade is an organizational hierarchy for professional kitchens organized by the legendary French chef, Georges-Auguste Escoffier. Dubbed by Kaiser Wilhelm as "the emperor of chefs," he is one of the most important figures in the development of modern French cusine, and one of the fathers of haute cuisine….
03 Mar 2014 22:12
The first bubble gum that actually blew into reliable bubbles and was sold in stores was Dubble Bubble bubble gum, introduced in 1928 by the Fleer chewing Gum Company of Philadelphia. Earlier, in 1906, the owner of the company, Frank Fleer, had attempted to market a bubble gum under the name of Blibber-Blubber. Unfortunately, this early bubble gum would end up all over the chewer's face. What's more, it could only be removed from the face with turpentine….
27 Feb 2014 15:54
The first thing that we need to get into, before I answer the question of whether you can age beef at home, is the difference between aged beef and spoiled beef. That is, if you think that aging beef means to let beef grow old, you will probably end up with spoiled beef rather than nicely aged beef. The primary method of aging cuts of beef is dry-aging….