Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Rites of Summer: BBQ Delights!

Hands On ...
101 Fast Recipes for Grilling ~

"...suggestions for foods in season right now that not everybody thinks of putting on the grill..."

The summer is young, and the backyard grill is ready for something new. Expand your cooking repertory with these ideas ...
Read more: The Minimalist - 101 Fast Recipes for Grilling;

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"Few delights can equal the mere presence of one whom we trust utterly." ~George MacDonald (*)

Prep Techniques
Spatchcocking means to split open and flatten out a bird such as a poussin or chicken. ...
Video: Get cooking: Spatchcocking poultry;

Last Meal Ribs
Here's how to make low and slow smoke roasted ribs on just about any covered grill ...
Read more: "Last Meal Ribs": How To Make The Best Barbecue Ribs You've Ever Tasted;

Argentine-Style Grilling

Grilling over a wood fire is more nuanced than cooking with charcoal ... Wood smoke is an essential ingredient
Read more: Grilling Over Wood as a Sweaty, Smoky Sport;

Texas-style barbecue
Q&A with one of the few female pitmasters in the country ...
Read more: Tips from Barbecue Chef Erin O'Shea;

Meet the experts
BBQ tips from grilling guru Steven Raichlen, food writer Francine Maroukian, and the Bon Appetit Test Kitchen ...
Read more: 50 Things You Should Know to Be a Grilling Expert, Part 1;

Emeril at the Grill
Enjoy this summer favorites recipes for the grill ...
Read more: Backyard Barbecued Chicken with Homemade BBQ Sauce;

Recipes and Tips
From lighting the fire to testing for doneness, everything you need to be a successful griller, plus 14 great recipes ...
Read more: Grilling Tips and Techniques;

Food Stuff
Grilling at the beach or on a picnic will be easier with the new little bucket grills ...
Read more: Bucket Grills for Portable Cooking;

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Appetibilis ~ Appetizing Posts of the Day

~ The allure of char-grilled oysters;
~ BBQ Breakfast On the Grill;
~ Grilled Peaches with a Balsamic Glaze;
~ Malaysian-style BBQ Seafood;
~ Cooking with Karma Kitchen: Grilled Artichokes with Lemon Thyme Butter;

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Tuesday, 29 June 2010

Fancy Some Seafood? Looking for Sustainable It's Worth the Effort

Seafood ~
White fish : Recipes and helpful tips ~

"The list is quite long and includes important species such as cod, haddock and more under-used fish. Naturally low in fat, it's an excellent choice for a healthy option."

White fish are fish with light, white, flaky flesh whose main concentration of oils is located in the liver. ...
Read more: White fish : Recipes and helpful tips;

"Dreams are answers to questions we haven't yet figured out how to ask." ~X-Files (*)

Genetically Altered
The Food and Drug Administration is seriously considering whether to approve the first genetically engineered animal that people would eat ...
Read more: Genetically Altered Salmon Set to Move Closer to Your Table;

Which Fish?
Issues with Wild-Caught Shrimp ...
Read more: Tropical Farmed Shrimp - Not On My Plate;

Seafood Selector
Eco-Worst choices is a listing of seafood that has several environmental problems, like overfishing, habitat damage, etc. Includes suggestions for better alternatives ...
Read more: Eco-Worst Choice;

Seafood species recommended
Sardines, (Sardina pilchardus), are schooling fish and they feed and reproduce in big groups. ...
Read more: Sardine - WWF;

Best Choices
For some parents, mussels don’t come to mind as the top kid-friendly shellfish. But ...
Read more: Farmed Blue Mussels;

Seafood Profile
Swordfish are summer visitors off Nova Scotia’s coast, following the warming Atlantic waters up from Florida ...
Read more: Nova Scotia Harpooned Swordfish;

Seafood news
Auckland supplies of an imported seafood delicacy have run out.
Read more: Fancy a feed of fancy crab? Sorry, there's a catch ... well, no catch;

Five Minute Food
Mediterranean-inspired fish dish with olive salsa and griddled bread in under five minutes. ...
Video: Fish recipe: Whiting with olive salsa and griddled bread;

A good catch
Sustainability information with recipes ...
Read more: Recipes;

Sea trout
Means summer - and an ancient method of catching them. Delicious with asparagus and fresh peas, or simply marinated with citrus ...
Read more: Sea trout: worth its salt;

Informations pour mieux consommer
Les crevettes sont élevées dans des fermes aquacoles, principalement sur la côte Ouest de Madagascar, ...
Read more: Manger des crevettes (origine Madagascar), c’est bon pour la planète !;

Appetibilis ~ Appetizing Posts of the Day
~ Faisselle Ice Cream & Raspberries Popsicles; Tartelette
~ Strawberry Gelato; Real Food Has Curves - The Real Food Blog
~ The Royal Hawaiian’s Treat; Food Practice
~ The Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookie | Cook4Seasons
~ Torta Rosa al Limone e Amarena; Dulcis in Furno

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Monday, 28 June 2010

Understanding Food = Healthy Eating?

Well ~
Ode to the Apricot ~

"Fresh apricots are one of the first signs of summer. High in fiber and a good source of vitamins, at their best if seasonal and locally grown"

This week, Martha Rose Shulman celebrates the nothing-like-it-flavor of ripe apricots, with their “tart edge and almond-y overtones.” ...

Read more: Ode to the Apricot;

"Life is uncertain. Eat dessert first." ~Ernestine Ulmer (*)

Mindful eating
“When we eat, all our senses are in touch with the food in front of us,’’ says Harvard School of Public Health’s Lilian Cheung. (Gretje Ferguson) ...
Read more: Mindfulness on the menu;

Eat well, be well
Most people know that we should be eating more fruit and veg. But most of us aren't eating enough. ...
Read more: Fruit and veg;

Culinary skills
Many restaurants are adding gluten-free options to menus ...
Read more: Not intolerant to special diets;

Special diets
Gluten-free diets are followed by those suffering from coeliac disease and often by those that are wheat intolerant. ...
Read more: Gluten free diet;

The Nutrition Source
Choose good carbs, not no carbs. Whole grains are your best bet. ...
~ Read more: Carbohydrates
~ Read more: Health Gains from Whole Grains;

Shopping tips
With the rising costs of groceries, we'd all love to save a few bucks at the checkout line. ...
Read more: 15 Foods You Should Never Buy Again;

Food industry
The salt industry is working overtly and behind the scenes to fend off public-health attacks on salt, using a shifting set of tactics that have defeated similar efforts for 30 years. ...
Read more: The Hard Sell on Salt;

Food industry insight
Uncovering facts, (with few surprises), about the products that line on the supermarket shelves ...
Read more: Food Secrets Revealed;

Appetibilis ~ Appetizing Posts of the Day
~ Pasta - Getting the Celiacs Diagnosis part 2; Food Practice
~ Quinoa with Black Beans, Corn & Chipotle Pepper, Lime & Honey Dressing Recipe [V]; Cookin' Canuck
~ Red Amaranth Panzanella; Chef Wanabe
~ Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes; For the love of cooking
~ Summer Squash Sensation; Cafe Trix

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Friday, 25 June 2010

La Pasta - History, Stories, Tips and Recipes

World's Cuisines ~
Italic Peninsula ~

"The cuisines of Italy are between the oldest in the world. Derived from a vast combination of gastronomic traditions, are divided by regions, each one with its own dialect, customs and typical cooking."

Italian cooking is famous the world over. Everyone has heard of spaghetti, pizza, macaroni and then there are Italian wines ...
Read more: Italian Cooking;
Image: Tagliatelle and Zuppe, A to Z, by AlphaTangoBravo / Adam Baker

"Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars." ~Les Brown (*)

Cooking Guides
Pasta, the essence of the Italian kitchen, and noodles, the oriental equivalent, make the perfect base for a quick, tasty meal. ...
Read more: Pasta;

Cooking by feel
That knack for taking whatever is in the fridge or the pantry and throwing together a simple, delicious meal ...
Read more: Summer Pasta alla Caprese;

In a dish of pasta with spring vegetables, the meat is literally a garnish, but one with huge impact. ...
Read more: Using Meat Mainly for Flavor;

Pasta Limited-Edition
To get the main message out there up front, Primograno is the pasta of the moment for me. ...
Read more: A Pasta Worth Waiting for;

Perfect combination
A well-known Italian standby which pairs the richness of sausage with the gentle bitterness of broccoli's leafy cousin ...
Read more: Dinner Tonight: Orecchiette with Sausage, Broccoli, and Caramelized Garlic;

Cooking radar
I doubt that very many people around these parts have thought of making bottarga lately. ...
Read more: Pasta and Fish Roe: Sardinia's Mac and Cheese;

Bottarga on FoodistaBottarga

Appetibilis ~ Appetizing Posts of the Day

~ Pasta with Toasted Almonds and Fresh Sage; TasteSpotting
~ Easy to Make Lasagna!!!!; Pittsburgh Hot Plate
~ Maltagliati with Tomato ,Porcini Mushrooms and Shrimp; Fabiolous Cooking Day
~ Panini all'Erba Cipollina nei Vasetti di Terracotta; Dulcis in Furno
~ Insalata di asparagi bianchi, fragole e avocado; Il Pranzo di Babette

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Thursday, 24 June 2010

Comfort Food: Simple Pleasures with a Modern Twist, (Boiled Meat, Hot Dog, ...)

Comfort classics ~
Hot dogs any way you like ~

"While economy is attempting to recover, the hot dog can be an inexpensive way to comfort us"

Excessively dressed up, tasting of foreign influences, single or double, with sides or not, the hot dog reflects simplicity and economy ...

Read more: These dogs are no mutts;
Image: Hot Dogs on a Bun, by TheBusyBrain

"(On what her longevity is attributed to) Red meat and gin.” ~Julia Child quote (*)

Traditional meat market
Entrepreneurs are seeing an opportunity to revive the traditional meat market ...
Read more: The traditional butcher shop may be on the return trail;

Do you cleave to the old wisdom that says boiling meat is a thoroughly good thing, or does the very thought make you seethe? ...
Read more: Consider boiled meat;

Distinctive flavor
Broccoli rabe, that green vegetable known for its distinctive, delicious, bitter flavor ...
Read more: You Don't Have To Be Italian To Eat Broccoli Rabe;

A culinary herb primer
Which herbs enhance which foods? When to add them? Which pair well with others? ...
Read more: Pairing herbs with food;

Condiments and more
A man with a genius for slather-ons. Born in North Carolina. Raised in Virginia. Grew up skateboarding and surfing. ...
Read more: We Made It Ourselves | CB Sides’s Burger Booster;

A shy vegetable
Chicory, rarely spots in supermarket trolleys. It's rich in nutrients, great for our livers, delicious in salads ...
Read more: Eat shoots and leaves: Bitter crunch;

Slightly funky
Though they look kind of like lumpy little rocks, dried limes actually have all kinds of uses as a flavoring. ...
Read more: Two Dried Lime Recipes, One Traditional, One Anything But;

Broccoli Rabe on FoodistaBroccoli Rabe

Appetibilis ~ Appetizing Posts of the Day

~ Red, White + Blue Jello; Apartment Therapy Ohdeedoh
~ Spinach, asparagus & shrimp salad; French Cooking for Dummies
~ No Knead Bread Roll; lululu at home
~ Fish Meatblls; Palachinka
~ Shrimp and Smokies; Ladyberd's Kitchen

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Wednesday, 23 June 2010

What to Do with: Manna, Stinging Nettles, Armenian String Cheese, ...

Grass Fed ~
Stinging Nettles ~

"Need to be cooked to be eaten; once cooked, they are typically used like spinach, which has a similar though tamer flavor."

Nettles are symbolic of punishment and plague. They are frequently associated with witchcraft and potion making ...
Read more: Grass Fed | Stinging Nettles;

"Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's need, but not every man's greed." ~Mohandas K. Gandhi, quoted in E.F. Schumacher, Small Is Beautiful (*)

Creatively-shaped tomatoes
You tomato growers know how the first tomatoes off your plants, at the beginning of the sacred season of the "love apple," can often show up "ugly." ...
Read more: What to Do With Ugly Heirloom Tomatoes;

Cheese shopping
A string cheese poll asking eaters how they ate it: string-by-string or bite-by-bite. The results ...
Read more: Braided Armenian String Cheese;

Cooking with
Manna, the ancient food of biblical times, is being sold as a spice and used in a variety of dishes. ...
Read more: Ancient Manna on Modern Menus;

Ingredients and helpful tips
The purple-green florets of this variety of broccoli have a slightly wild look and grow on slender, leafy stems of varying lengths. ...
Read more: Purple sprouting broccoli recipes and information;

Kitchen Window
Thoughts of fresh fruit and crisp vegetables come to mind with ever-increasing frequency, and ...
Read more: Feeding The Hungry Traveler;

Home Cooking for Sale
College-educated and unemployed, New York’s young home cooks hope to find a place in the food world. ...
Read more: Young Food Entrepreneurs Make Their Future by Hand;

Fermentation fetishist
Something Is Fermenting In Sandor Katz's Kitchen ...
Read more: Countertop Culture;

The Nutrition Source
Choose healthy fats, limit saturated fat, and avoid trans fat. ...
Read more: Fats and Cholesterol - What Should You Eat?;

Good fats
Any way you slice 'em, creamy, cholesterol-free avocados top the veggie charts ...
Read more: Avocados;

Vermicelli pasta with Mediterranean Clams and ...Image by ockstyle via Flickr

Appetibilis ~ Appetizing Posts of the Day

~ Chicken Quesadillas and Avocado Salad - Cooking to Combat Cancer; Never Enough Thyme
~ Chile and Chicken Enchilada; Cook book of trial and error
~ Lamb Dumplings with Tomato Sauce; Healthy and Gourmet
~ Meatball Curry (Kofta Curry); fuss free cooking
~ Steamed Chicken With Dong Quai & Wolfberries; Elinluv's Tidbits Corner

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Tuesday, 22 June 2010

Longevity, Gastronomy and Black Truffles

Black delights ~
France: Taste delights of truffle trail

"The 18th-century French gastronome Brillat-Savarin called the truffles: the diamond of the kitchen"

Filled with anticipation, I held the black truffle to my nose and took a deep sniff. Nothing.
I sniffed again, ...

Read more: France: Taste delights of truffle trail;

"If you want an interesting party sometime, combine cocktails and a fresh box of crayons for everyone." ~Robert Fulghum (*)

World's delicacies
Difficult to find and divine to eat, there is much to be gleaned from one of nature’s most delicious delicacies. ...
Read more: Five Things You Didn't Know About Truffles;

Tricks of the trade
Tips from the president of an Italian company that supplies truffles and has the enviable task of tasting the expensive delicacies, frequently. ...
Read more: Buying and Cooking Truffles;

Vallee de champignons
For a taste of the woods, you don't have to forage for mushrooms: dedicated foodies are cultivating them at home. ...
Read more: Mushrooms: The culture club;

Study: TV Food Ads Encourage Unhealthy Diets ...
Read more: What if You Ate Only What Was Advertised on TV?;

The road to longevity
A type of ultimate longevity grocery list of foods that can fight disease and, supposedly, add years to your life. ...
Read more: 15 Foods on Dr. Oz’s Ultimate Longevity Grocery List;

Fiery food
Some like it hot; I order the spiciest green curry on the menu, ask for extra jalapeños ...
Read more: Learn to love spicy food (your metabolism will thank you);

Healthy Eating
Don’t feel like cooking a huge dinner, check these recipes ...
Read more: 11 Delicious Mini Meals;

Black Summer Truffle on FoodistaBlack Summer Truffle

Appetibilis ~ Appetizing Posts of the Day

~ Using My Noodle [V]; Sticks Forks Fingers
~ Chow Noodles [V]; V e g a n D a d
~ Crispy Kale and Tofu with Brown Rice and Coconut; Vegetable Matter
~ Chestnut Risotto; The Coffee Break
~ Cleaning Out The Fridge [V]; Food Practice

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