This was the among the first things I learned to cook. I later found out that it is a basic step in most local stews. That’s probably why my mom taught me that first. In the days prior to refrigeration that was the way people preserved the meat that wasn’t used up immediately.
The diet of the Middle East and the Mediterranean is one of the healthiest in the world. Middle Eastern countries, (including those on the Mediterranean) have many things in common. These countries have been inhabited since ancient times, share elements of a Greco-Roman culture; share a dry climate; harvest the beauty of the seas; grow […]
Editor’s Note: Editor’s Note: This article on the pavlova has been given to us to reprint in its entirety by Glen Ralph of the Wilmar Library, South Australia. Glen published this originally in his “Notes and Curieux,” an occasional newsletter with material which has come from researches undertaken in order to answer questions put by […]
The Greeks called it Mesopotamia – the land between two rivers – and it is the cradle of civilization. The two rivers were the Tigris and the Euphrates and in the southern part of Mesopotamia where the rivers met lived the first civilization, that of the Sumerians. In northern Mesopotamia is Assyria, an area with […]
As far back as I can remember, I sat in the kitchen watching my grandma cook. I used to dip into the pot with either a fork or a finger, to taste before the food was finished. My grandma hated it, but let me interfere anyway. The smells, the odors, the tastes……. I will never […]
Recipes for Traditional Pavlova The appellation “traditional” is applied to a recipe only after a generation or more of cooks and diners discover that a prepared food someone had created, many years before, as an original, innovative formula of ingredients and method has become embedded in their family, regional or national cuisine. We can cite […]
At the crossroads of Asia and Africa, the river Nile snakes through parched desert lands. On the fertile banks of the mighty Nile early man grew the foods that nourished the most advanced of ancient civilizations – The Egyptian. The Nile was the lifeblood of the people. It served as a means of transportation and […]