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Some Rules of Eating and Serving Pasta

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pasta_cDuring the 18th and 19th centuries, the ordinary people ate spaghetti with their hand. When the fork was invented, pasta became food fit for royalty as well, because they could now eat it without a loss of dignity. The Italians say that a character of a man can be determined by the way he eats spaghetti.

How to Buy Frozen Lobster Tails

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lobstertail_cServing lobster tails to your dinner guests or loved ones is always a special treat, so you want them to taste great! Saying this, be careful and buy the best product you can afford and buy from a reputable source. As lobster tails usually come frozen, you need to know which ones are the best to buy.

Lemon, Lime, & Orange Juicing Tips

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juice_cThe juice from a fresh lemon, orange, lime, and grapefruit is the best form of flavor, specially in lemon juice. Bottled lemon juice can be substituted only if fresh lemons are not available.

Several Methods of Cooking Ham

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ham_cThe word HAM means pork which comes from the hind leg of a hog. Ham made from the front leg of a hog will be labeled "pork shoulder picnic." "Turkey" Ham must be made from the thigh meat of turkey. In this article we're giving you some methods of cooking ham.

How to Cook Rice Perfectly

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rice_cIt's seemingly the most basic kitchen task, yet it still bedevils many accomplished cooks: making a perfect pot of fluffy, tender rice with each grain distinct and not mushy. It's not impossible, though, if you know a few secrets: the right amount of water, gentle heat, a tight-fitting pot lid, and a post-cooking resting period.

Use Exotic of Chinese Cuisine in Your Cooking

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chinese_c2It is obviously now that there is an increasing interest in Chinese cuisine of both chefs as well as foodies. Chinese cuisine is renowned for its exotic dishes, such as bird's nests, sparks' fins soup, marinated duck tongue. But these dishes, which are usually cooked for festive occasions or parties, are not everyday dishes. In spite of this, using only available foodstuff, it is possible make at home simple yet exotic dishes with fancy relishes.

How to Cook Oven Baked Salmon

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salmon_cOven-baked salmon is a simple way to put together a rich and healthy meal. All the preparation required is a bit of seasoning and remembering to pre-heat the oven. If salmon is the main entrée and you are planning to cook side dishes, it is easy just to toss the salmon in the oven for a slow roast, and not have to worry about it while you prepare the rest of the dinner. Pan-searing or grilling requires a steady hand and a close eye, whereas knowing how to cook salmon in the oven is as easy as knowing how to place it in a pan.

Making Ravioli and Lasagna at Home

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ravioli_cHere is a recipe for when you can't or don't want to leave home; or for those times when you have a leisurely afternoon to spend in the kitchen and you don't want to waste it shopping for ingredients. Making ravioli by hand is a time consuming process, but the results can be well worth it when you compare your own economical and wonderfully rich ravioli with the cardboard-like commercial product found in stores.

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

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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

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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

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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.

Five Steps to Greener Cooking

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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.

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