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Israeli Food and Cooking

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 […]

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History of Afghan Cooking

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 […]

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History of Saudi Cooking

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History of Ice Cream

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.

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History of the Sandwich

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History of the Hamburger

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’ […]

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The Origins and History of Meringue

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 […]

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Indian Cooking

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 […]

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History of Pizza

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 […]

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The History of Pasta

 “It will be maccheroni, I swear to you, that will unite Italy.” Giuseppe Garibaldi, on liberating Naples in 1860 The Italian cuisine is rich and varied in all its aspects, but pasta has been its pride and glory through much of its history. When Italians emigrated, settling throughout the New World and Oceana, they brought […]