Editor’s Note: This is the introduction to Ms. Saberi’s fine book Afghan Food and Cookery. (click for review) Anxious to share her love for the country and the food, she has kindly let us reproduce her work. We are extremely grateful to have a guide to the nuanced food and cookery of Afghanistan. Please also […]
How to Make Ice Cream at Home, Ice Cream Makers Past and Present One final word: Good ice cream depends on the balance of ice crystals, concentrated cream and air. Follow the recipe, and treat yourself to an ice cream machine. It makes light work of making our favorite dessert.
How to Make Burgers, The History of the Hamburger, Presidential Burgers, Popeye & the Burger, Hundred Dollar Burgers and Burger Recipes Nothing is as quintessentially American as the patty of ground meat that, when placed on a bun, is officially known as a hamburger. It is so beloved that we call any ground meat ‘hamburger’ […]
Whether you call them hot dogs, wieners, franks or sausages, those tasty tubes of meat are pure summer. Who doesn’t remember firing up the grill or the campfire to char a hot dog black and crispy, or hailing a vendor at a ball game for a couple of hot dogs with mustard? What is […]
Meringue is a versatile and uniquely appropriate ingredient from which to make a pavlova; it is the single ingredient that gives pavlova both function and an æsthetic beauty. It does this through its ability to be made into a relatively hard, shaped structure with considerable strength and with an almost ethereal beauty because of its […]
Indian Cooking derives from a 4000 year old timeline, during which culture has changed, geographical boundaries have changed significantly leading to confusing terms such as sub-continental cuisine while other parts of a region want a separate culinary identity. Unfortunately since India’s root cuisine precedes the subsequent subdivisions trying to distinguish between modern India’s cuisine and […]
OLIVE OIL AND SOFRITO Much like los Griegos — the Greeks — we use olive oil for all our saucing. A Cuban household without olive oil is like a bath without water. Olive oil and sofrito are our secret ingredients used for cooking black beans, stews, meats, fish, and anything, really. Meats and poultry are […]
Pizza, like so many other foods, did not originate in the country for which it is now famous. Unless you have researched the subject, you, like so many people, probably always thought Pizza was strictly an Italian creation. The foundations for Pizza were originally laid by the early Greeks who first baked large, round and […]