Brave New World

Serve Your Kids Bugs

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bugs_cWant to really impress your kids? Serve them bugs. That's right... edible creepy crawlies. Here are some great recipes to have a blast with. Usually ants, beetles, and other creepy crawlies are not welcome in the kitchen. But that's not the case with these fun snacks. Grab the kids and eat some bugs!

Use Citrus in Cooking

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citrus_cWhile most of the nation shivers under winter's chill, Florida harvests its citrus sunshine. Look for navel oranges, ruby red grapefruit, tangerines and tangelos to be plentiful and relatively inexpensive in supermarkets and produce stands. Remember: when shopping for citrus, bigger isn't better.

Which Herbs & Spices Are Used with What Foods

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spices3_cEvery school kid is taught that Columbus discovered the new world. But few of them know why. Columbus was seeking an alternative route to India in an attempt to break the monopoly that Venice held on the world spice trade. Little did he know that there was another whole continent in the way. Nevertheless, he was serendipitously successful for he also "discovered" new spices, such as chiles, allspice and vanilla. The quest for herbs and spices over the millennia has led man to exploration, to financial success, and even to war.

What to Cook for Father's Day

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father_cWith father's day around the corner, it's time to think of what to make for dad on "his" day. The Father's Day is celebrated to honor our fathers for everything they do for us through out their life. In 2009, Fathers Day will be celebrated on June 21st. The holiday always falls on the 3rd Sunday of the month of June.

Food of South Korea: Delicious and Very Specific

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korean-recipes_cRed-hot cuisine spices up a visit to South Korea. If people are curious about meals made from exotic ingredients, enjoy adventure, and have fireproof taste buds, they will love the foods of South Korea. A visitor to Seoul does not need a guide to manage successful experiences of eating in local restaurants. All a person has to do is look, point, lay down the won (Korean unit of money), and partake of the prepared dishes.

Improvise with Shopping at Farmers Market

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farmers-market_cImprovise with a theme at your local farmers market. Go to a farmers market and your mind begins to race. Fava beans? What can I do with those? What about the asparagus? And look at those artichokes! Strawberries, mmm. There are so many terrific ingredients just begging for you to buy them at this time of year that it can seem impossible to decide what to cook.

Hawaii Imports over 90% of Food

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hawaii_food_cHawaii is the earth's most isolated landmass. Yet we import over 90 percent of our food! The ongoing status quo is Hawaii has less than 10 days of food on hand. We import 25 percent of our bananas, 65 percent of our lemons, limes, and avocados, and 86 percent of our taro.

Several Words about Poaching

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poaching2_cFor delicious fillets of fish and mouthwatering boneless breasts of chicken, what do you think of? Grilling, right, with those beautiful crosshatched grill marks? Oh, or what about sauteing, so the outside gets a luscious golden brown? I'll bet you dollars to doughnuts, though, that you don't often think about poaching. Why is that?

What's Special in Asian Cuisine

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asian-cuisine_cOne of the most special things in Asian Cuisine is using different interesting spices. Galangal, ginger, kaffir lime leaves, lemongrass, tamarind. This article will show you how to use them in simple, spectacular dishes?

 

Fast-foods will Have to Post Calories on Their Menu Boards

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fat_cRestaurant industry opposes MEAL plan, favors less-stringent rules for displaying food information. The battle over mandatory calorie disclosures on chain restaurant menus is heating up, as public health advocates and the restaurant industry prepare to duke it out in Congress. The industry said a patchwork of local and state laws will confuse consumers and be costly to restaurant owners.

Italian Culinary Traditions

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spagetti_c2It's true that Italians have a passion for life, and one of life's great pleasures is good food. Take, for example, Italy's renowned food markets; the fresh local fruits, vegetables, and seafood one finds make it clear that Italian food is really all about using the freshest ingredients available and bringing out their flavors. It's a cuisine that one does not tire of easily, because it runs the gamut from rich and complex to light and simple.

What should You Know about Thai Cooking

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thai_cThai cooking is the opposite of Western cuisine, where two or three flavors are blended in an elegant way to arrive at a distillation of the requisite flavors. Thai food creates a locus of flavors within each dish, through its components, producing a complexity that can be dazzling. Traditional recipes and methods are used, with modern alternatives included.

Fish, Olive Oil and Nuts are Good for Your Eyes

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nuts2_cDo you want to keep your vision clear as the years go by? Put fish, olive oil, and nuts on the menu, but stay away from trans fats, according to new research from Australia. The studies aren't the first to suggest fish and omega-3 fatty acids may help protect vision; in fact, the first findings pointing in this direction are more than a decade old. But experts not involved in the research agree that the new studies are well done and rigorous.

Lifestyle and Cooking of The Caribbean

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pepper_cThe cooking of the Caribbean is a reflection of the colourful and sometimes tragic history of this remarkable cluster of islands. Every Caribbean cooking style starts with the local ingredients: tropical fruit, chicken, fish and fresh vegetables. To these add spices, yams, peppers and coconut, and the flavour of the Caribbean begins to take shape.

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