I’ve put together a list of 10 star products in Italian cuisine that should absolutely be in your pantry or fridge in order to cook authentic Italian dishes. To be sure, every Italian mother or grandmother has plenty of other great ingredients in their cupboard, but this partial list is perfect for any aspiring “cuoco” (i.e. chef) to get started.
Farfalle (Bow Tie) with Sausage
Pasta is eaten everywhere in the world, so much so that you can almost forget that it’s a...
Once again, the time has come to unveil the list of which SOSCuisine recipes have been the most popular in 2014.
Surprisingly, it’s not the desserts which made it to the top this year, but rather some clever recipes to get the most out of two beloved homegrown products: Corn and Potatoes!
Here they are:
Corn on the Cob
Baked Salmon with Herbs
Chili con Carne
Carrot Soup with Orange and Ginger
Pulled Pork [slow cooker]
Buttered Snow Peas
Pasta with Pest...
The walnut has a particularly high polyunsaturated fatty acid content that includes a sizeable amount in the form of alpha-linolenic acid, an essential omega-3 fatty acid. It is also very rich in antioxidants and phytosterols. All major factors for cardiovascular health.
So what better reason to include them in your menu… but it’s important that you first know how to select and preserve them. In fact, omega-3 fats are very fragile and oxidize rapidly. All too often, nuts that are so...
The pine nut is really a seed in a hard shell, lodged between the scales of certain pines such as the “umbrella pine”. Since it is small in size and also difficult to extract, it is quite costly.
Romans and Greeks believed pine nuts to be an aphrodisiac and recommended eating them with honey and almonds at bedtime for better results. They are actually a good source of vegetable protein and contain minerals, good fats and phytosterols, which are compounds that are potentially benefici...
With about 80% of world production, China is by far garlic’s largest producer.
We do have local producers, that cannot compete on price, obviously, but their garlic is much tastier, juicier and easier to digest than the imported variety.
It is also much healthier, since very little or no pesticide is used in the cultivation. It is also exempted from anti-germination treatment.
So, if you like it, now it’s the time to stock up and keep all year long. Select intact and firm bulbs and...