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  1. Beware of crumbed food!

    Last night was my Dad's 60th birthday, well it was actually the 9th but we celebrated last night on ...
  2. What's it like being a vego?

    It has almost been a year since I started on this journey of vegetables and tofu. Has it been tough, ...
  3. Vegetarian Recipes: Vegetarian Eggplant Stew - Delicious and Filling with No Fat and Few Carbs

    Eggplant is low in carbs, high in fiber, with zero fat. Some methods of cooking eggplant drain vital ...
  4. Dessert Recipes: Pan Di Spagna - Italian Sponge Cake

    This recipe serves a very traditional Sicilian desert, garnered and edited for the American kitchen, ...
  5. Vegetarian Recipes: TaiTie

    Want to add a little spice to dinner? Try this hearty, Tai inspired recipe: A spin on the old beans ...
  6. Soup Recipes: Zuppa d'Aglio - Garlic Soup

    This light and festive soup was first created in my own kitchen in 2012. Since then I have served this ...
  7. Cooking Tips: Anchovies - My New Romance

    I consider myself an adventurous eater. The rewards of daredevil eating are varied and many; I have ...
  8. Cooking Tips: Risotto 101

    If you've ever ordered risotto in a restaurant and been warned that it would take half an hour or so, ...
  9. Cocktails and Beverages: What is Coffee? Arabica, Robusta, and Why Coffee is Picked by Hand

    The history of coffee goes back to the ninth century, but what is the story on coffee today?
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  10. Cooking Tips: Adding Flavor with Herbs - Ways to Use Herbs in Cooking

    Cooking with herbs adds flavor and versatility to meals. Herbal spreads and herb dressings are easy ...
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  11. Dessert Recipes: Apple Almond Pudding

    A deliciously buttery apple and almond pudding for the Autumn and Winter. Best served with thick, clotted ...
  12. Cooking Tips: Turkey Size - How Big a Turkey Do You Need for Thanksgiving?

    Not sure how much turkey you need for Thanksgiving turkey dinner? This article covers all Thanksgiving ...
  13. Cocktails and Beverages: Brandy Based Cocktail Recipes - Armagnac Aperitifs and Digestives

    Armagnac is a smooth amber colored brandy from South West France which can be drunk as an aperitif, ...
  14. Cooking Tips: Secret to Perfect Chinese Fried Rice

    Ever make Chinese fried rice or taste one that is soaky and sticky instead of light and dry? Nothing ...
  15. Cooking Tips: Citrus, It's Not Just for Breakfast Anymore

    Today’s citrus is less spotted and more beautiful. So, is it any wonder it has become an such a popular ...
  16. Cooking Tips: Chocolate - The What, Where, How and Recipes

    Just the mention of the word chocolate makes most of us crave it. We humans can't seem to get enough ...
  17. Cocktails and Beverages: What is Orgeat Syrup?

    Orgeat syrup is on the ingredients list for many classic cocktails, but surprisingly few people are ...
  18. Cocktails and Beverages: What is Vermouth? Misunderstood and Underappreciated

    Most of us only know vermouth as an ingredient in a classic martini, but what exactly is it?
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  19. Cocktails and Beverages: The History of the Mai Tai

    The Mai Tai has become one of the great classic cocktails, but who invented it - Don the Beachcomber ...
  20. Cocktails and Beverages: Pumpkin Cocktail Recipes

    Pumpkin may be ignored much of the year, but when fall comes and the weather grows cold, it becomes ...
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