Pasta is the Culinary Jack-of-all-trades. Some Cooking Tips



pasta_cPasta is the culinary jack-of-all-trades. With all the different varieties and the virtually infinite number of sauces that can be made, it's one of the most versatile foods on earth. You could literally make pasta every night of the week, and with the exception of the pasta itself, have a different meal each time.

Foods That Help Prevent Cold and Flu


food_cIn winter, cold and flu season, it's time to think about prevention. While frequent hand washing is often the first line of defense against germs, you can greatly enhance your body's ability to fight off infections by choosing the right foods. Many foods come naturally equipped with immune boosting and antiviral qualities and the good news is these foods can be easily incorporated into your daily menus. Here are some suggestions:

New Ways of Baking. Cakes for Vegan



cake_cIf you're a vegan, there are lots of ways you can create dairy and egg-free treats that taste so good that even non-vegans will be tempted.

American Apple. History and Variety of this Fruit


apple_ava3The apple is the epitome of an American fruit. Its initial use was as a means of expansion into the new frontier at the hand of Johnny Appleseed, and it is also the basis of many quintessential American baked goods such as apple butter, apple pie and apple cider doughnuts. Though the apple is prevalent in American food traditions, it is not native to North America - it was brought to the US by English and Western European settlers.

Shrub is American Colonial-day Drink


shrub2_avaShrub is a colonial-day drink whose name is derived from the Arabic word sharab, to drink. It is a concentrated syrup made from fruit, vinegar, and sugar that is traditionally mixed with water to create a refreshing drink that is simultaneously tart and sweet. In the nineteenth-century, the drink was often spiked brandy or rum.

Five Steps to Greener Cooking


carbon2_avaThere are many ways to decrease your carbon footprint by changing what you cook for dinner: eat less meat, use local vegetables, grow your own, etc. But there are also many ways to decrease your carbon footprint by changing how you cook your dinner.

Election-Day Menu: Food from Our Greatest Presidents



Hands down, my vote for the greatest presidents weve seen in this country goes to George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, and Franklin Delano Roosevelt. John Kennedy might have been a truly great president, but he died before he could prove his mettle, though his stand against the USSR during the Cuban Missile Crisis counts as something commendable, I guess. Anyway, I thought it would be nice to get in the mood for Election Day by cooking up food served in the White House during the time each man served as president. The following recipes come from these men or their wives and chefs/cooks.

Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Product Calorie Content Table


(Product 3,5 ounces - kcal*)
* a cal is the amount of energy required to increase the temperature of 1 gram of water by 1 C grad.
a Kcal is the amount of energy required to increase the temperature of 1000 grams of water by 1 C grad.



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