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The Growing Bitterness in America

The Growing Bitterness in America

There are 5 basic tastes when you eat or drink: sweet, sour, bitter, salty and umami.  In my travels I have seen different cultures gravitate towards certain flavors, the tartness of kimchi or sauerkraut lets you know that Germans and Koreans like their sour flavors. In China or Japan umami tastes reign with the use…

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Bitter is Better

Bitter is Better

Sweet, salty, sour, savory and BITTER are the five tastes of food. Do you have a favorite? I bet you would vote for sweet or salty. Sure, sour and savory are delicious too but I say bitter is best. Bitter is the taste that we seem to love the least, in fact in many cases…

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Inside Information

Inside Information

“Inside Information” for You “Pssst. Hey you. Yeah you. I’m over here in the fedora and trench coat. I’ve got some really important inside information for you, see. It’s been undercover for a long time but I thought you had the right to know… There is a stealth, secret headquarters that has been set up…

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I am not a shrimp! I am a Prawn!!!

I am not a shrimp! I am a Prawn!!!

From a Chef, the MMMM…. of culinary sayings is the difference between prawn and shrimp. Yes, they are all classified as shrimp but prawn was brought to you as a marketing tool. I love the naming difference because it truly gives me an idea of how to buy the right stuff. The word shrimp conjures…

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The Crustaphile Smile

The Crustaphile Smile

There are so many reasons to be a lover of crustaceans, and right now it’s prime time to imbibe in the most popular delicacy of our seas. It’s easy to become a happy “crustaphile”, just hold a prawn up to your face, it’s even in the shape of a smile. I remember my first foray…

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Cider Beside Her

Cider Beside Her

There are so many fancy claims about apple cider vinegar these days, (or ACV if you are in the know) you’d think it could bring about world peace. I have found lists of nearly one hundred uses for the centuries old stuff and the ideas are endless. If you were to ask Hippocrates (400 B.C.…

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