The origin of the sunflower is debatable, but it definitely had its roots in the American continent, where indigenous tribes used it not only for its food and medicinal properties, but also to extract dyes from it and for use as building material.
Spanish explorers brought back seeds to Europe and thus contributed to its spread. Rapidly, a method was developed in the eighteenth century to extract oil in large amounts.
Nowadays, different varieties of seeds are cultivated for oil production. The...
Have you come across the word “flexitarian”? Maybe you are a flexitarian and don’t even know it!
As the term suggests, flexitarians practice “flexible” vegetarianism, because although they eat fruits and vegetables, legumes, cereals, eggs and dairy products, they may also occasionally consume meat or fish.
This neologism owes its popularity primarily to the book “The Flexitarian Diet”, published in 2008 by American Dietitian Dawn Jackson Blatner. Accord...
A fresh product made from the milky liquid extract of soy beans, tofu is a food whose taste grows on you.
Its gelatinous and yet firm consistency, which is not unlike that of a flan, can come as a bit of a surprise the first time, but is pleasant once you pop it in your mouth.
As for its flavour, which is rather insipid in itself, it can be modified at will because tofu absorbs all the flavours of the foods that it is prepared with.
I propose to you marinated tofu that is sautéed with vege...