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Category: Food and Drink

Sweetbreads, Shortcake, Shortbread

Okay, it’s time to clear up the shortbread confusion once and for all. Today I went to a pot luck party. I brought tourtiere, a traditional French Canadian meat pie that my grandmother used to make. One guy said, “Aw man…you didn’t bring your sweetbreads!” To this I replied, “Nope, that would have been OFFAL!” […]

Corporate Catering

If you are in charge of planning a corporate event, you are probably most concerned about the budget you have. When it comes to catering the event, there are many considerations that have to be made. One is what type of menu you will serve and how to accommodate those people that have special needs […]

Basic Ingredients For Italian Recipes

So you decided you’re going to start doing some more Italian cooking. You found a great database of Italian recipes and you’re excited about wading into the world of pasta, pesto and parmagiana. It would be helpful to have on hand some staple ingredients that are found in a lot of Italian cooking. That way, […]

They Eat What! Latin America’s Most Exotic Foods – Part 2

So you’re back for more, huh? Well if I didn’t get to you in part one with “treats” from Colombia, Brazil and Mexico you’re gonna just love what you’ll get here in part two of this three-part series. We’re going to travel into the jungles of Colombia and up into the high Andes mountain range […]

Popcorn Facts

Unbuttered popcorn is considered to be a good, low-calorie snack. However, unbuttered popcorn can be quite tasteless. There are many ways to make unbuttered popcorn a tastier snack. A dash of brown sugar, soy sauce, garlic and onion salt, iced tea mix, peanuts and raisins can add to the flavor. Popcorn satisfies the craving that […]

Popcorn Recipes

Popcorn is a perfect snack for most families to have while watching TV. It is available in many flavors such as caramel, plain salted, tomato, cheese, dill pickle, salt and vinegar, cheese, and white cheddar. Many people consider popcorn to be diet food since it does not contain sugar, is light, and easily digestible. Popcorn […]

Catering Events

There are a number of events and celebrations that require the help of a caterer. They include weddings, victory parties, birthday parties, campaign fundraisers, corporate events and other get-togethers. Each occasion or event requires different preparations, different types of food and different types of decorations. A good caterer can help you with all the preparation, […]

How To Make Popcorn

Popcorn is made from a type of flint corn. Kernels of this corn have a hard outer shell and are starchy inside. Dry roasting these kernels in a specific way makes them pop up. Kernels are normally dried to a moisture level of approximately 13.5%, which is the most favorable moisture content for popping up […]