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What Is Ukrainian Borscht and How to Cook It

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borscht_cWhat is Ukrainian borscht? On the one hand, borscht is a Ukrainian national soup, but on the other hand it is not a soup at all. There are zillions kinds of soup, but BORSCHT is the only one. What is that special about Ukrainian borscht?

Some Secrets of Cooking Risotto

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risotto_cRisotto is perhaps the most enduring culinary tradition from Italy after pasta. Some purists insist that risotto is make "to order" and that your guests need to be ready to have the dish delivered the instant it is finished. Actually it can be stopped just short of finishing and refrigerated, then reheated when ready to serve.

How to Prepare White Bean Ragout (video)

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ragout_cA warming dish for midwinter is white bean ragout. It is easy to make and very satisfying when the cold winds blow. It's quite versatile, too. It is usually served as a side to a roast, but it also can be served as a first course, as a hearty soup, or as a sauce tossed with penne pasta and sprinkled with some shredded Parmeggiano Reggiano. You can even purée it and use it for a very interesting dip with chunks of crusty bread.

Choose The Right Type of Ice for Your Cocktail

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ice_cJust about every cocktail that is cold contains ice or is created in a shaker using ice. While you might think that the type of ice you use doesn't matter, it can actually make or break your drink. When used in a shaker or left in the glass to melt into a cocktail, it becomes an integral part of the cocktail whether you are aware of it or not.

A Strata for Breakfast at Easter Morning

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strata_cNothing could be simpler or more satisfying than a strata - layers of egg, bread, cheese, and whatever else you fancy. It's a cruel fate for someone who is not a morning person to be a lover of morning food. Most important for sleep-lovers, a strata is entirely assembled in advance so it can rest overnight in the fridge.

Techniques of Layering Drinks

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layer_cNothing makes a drink look more attractive and temptingly delicious than when you layer it. Layering drinks is combining combinations of liqueurs which blend together create fresh and vibrant colors or stay seperated to make colurful designs. Layering drinks is like a bartender's artwork on his beverage canvas and it all comes together with the use of creativity and science.

What should You Know about Juicing

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juicer_cMany drink recipes call for fruit juice. While some might find that adding bottled or canned fruit juice works just fine, others swear that using fresh fruit juice makes all the difference between an ok drink and one that is outstanding. You probably think that juicing fruits is a bit of a hassle. And, sure, it does take a little more time that opening a bottle or popping the top of a can. But, once you get the hang of it, you'll realize that it isn't as hard as you thought, and that the benefits are amazing.

Recipes for Easter Breakfast

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easterbreakfast2_cEggs and Easter are synonymous these days, so there is our starting point. It is mushroom season, so we'll add those to the mix. If it is barbecue weather, small spicy sausages will smell and taste good, especially if served with raw oysters and a glug of peppery sauce. Caramelised onions, too, are always good with sausages and can be prepared ahead. Should it be more of a brunch, a platter of crepes is a sweet touch, or cut to the chase and bring out the Easter eggs.

Cooking for a Woman Is a Guaranteed Way to Impress Her

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cookingforwoman_Not every man can cook well. Not every man has a desire to cook well, and not every man has to. But what every man does need to realize is that cooking for a woman from time to time is a guaranteed way to impress her. This is why it is important that every man be able to competently cook a few simple meals.

12 Power Foods Help a Man to Increase Lean Muscle Mass and Avoid Storing Fat

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whgrain_avaThere are 12 power foods that make up a large part of your diet. The more of these foods you eat, the better your body will be able to increase lean muscle mass and avoid storing fat. These products are: nuts, beans, green vegetables, dairy products, oatmeal, eggs, lean meats, peanut butter, olive oil, cereals, extra-protein powder, berries.

Decorating Easter Eggs can be Fun for All Ages and Makes a Great Family Project

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Pisanki_cEggs were decorated, blessed, exchanged and eaten as part of the rites of spring long before Christian times. Early civilizations held springtime festivals to welcome the sun's rising from its long winter sleep. The Germans began the tradition of emptying egg shells, painting them and decorating with bits of lace, cloth or ribbon so they could be hung on small trees.

For Vegetarians: What Products Can Be Alternative for Animal-Based Food

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gott_cDr. Peter H. Gott: meat isn't necessary to healthy diet.

According to the Mayo Clinic (www.MayoClinic.com), there are four major groups of vegetarians. The most strict is the vegan diet, which does not contain any animal-based food, preferring plant-based foods only.

Some Tips about Sweet Potatoes

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potato_cSweet potatoes are very delicious, so people use them in cooking. "Amukeke" (sun dried slices of storage roots) and "Inginyo" (sun dried crushed storage roots) are a staple food for people in north-eastern Uganda (Abidin, 2004).

How to Cook Green Beans Properly

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greenbeans_cGreen beans are available year round, with a peak season of May to October. Green beans are also called string beans and snap beans. Green beans were once called string beans. Today they are stringless; just break off the end as you wash them. Leave whole or cut into desired lengths.

Learn to Cook 5 Star Food on a 1 Star Budget (video)

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meat_cDo you know how to cook delicious food having a small budget? A student of a culinary school will show you some tips. She will cook fish, pasta and red meat, but in unusual way.

Cooking for Your Girlfriend. What Will Make the Best Impression

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table_cYou've probably heard that the way to a man's heart is through his stomach. What you may not know is that women like to eat too, and cooking for your girlfriend is a great way to show your appreciation for her. If you're reading this article, you probably haven't cooked for your girlfriend before, or if you have, it didn't turn out as well as you hoped, or you are just concerned with doing things to make your girlfriend happy. Don't worry, though; with a little planning and work, anybody can pull off a thoughtful, home-cooked dinner. Follow these tips and you'll be cooking up romance in no time.

5 Most Common Dinner Disasters. What should You Do

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lapsha_cThe guests are assembled, the wine and the conversation is flowing, and you are about to present an unforgettable meal - when disaster strikes! Your sauce turns lumpy, your cake sinks in the middle, and it looks as if your carefully planned evening is going to be a flop. But don't despair. There are quick fixes for almost any dinner disaster and here are five of the most common:

How to Have a Pic. and not to Get Sick

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pic_cThere is nothing more American than the picnic. Picnics can take on many forms, such as the community picnic, friends and neighbors, tailgate parties, or ball games. There is also one sure thing at every picnic-lots of good food. The important point is to have safe and healthy food, not food that can cause food borne illness. Always prepare and store food properly.

How to Use Wine in Cooking

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Wine_cCooking with wine can be a pleasure and an enhancement to good food and a fine meal! When wine is heated, the alcoholic content as well as sulfites disappears, leaving only the essence imparting a subtle flavor. But wine does not belong in every dish. This article will help you to cook the most delicious dishes using wine.

Cook Pasta Properly

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pasta1_cA lot of people like pasta, but not all of them know how to cook it. You can find the most important rules of cookind pasta in this article. And the first rule is: Pasta should be prepared just before serving it.

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