Refine your Palate : Ingredients' Notes and Tweaks

Cooking Ingredients ~
For Old-Fashioned Flavor, Bake the Baking Soda

"Sodium bicarbonate, (aka baking soda), can become a more muscular and versatile ingredient by baking-it. Makes a good lye substitute for pretzels, different types of noodles..."

Acids are invaluable mainstay cooking ingredients. Lemon and lime juices, myriad vinegars and sour salt, or...
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"Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler." ~Albert Einstein (

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Refine your Palate
For chef Michel Troisgros you shouldn't be afraid to taste anything and everything all the time. This is the only way you can learn...
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Forgotten Ingredient
Just a drop or two of this relatively inexpensive product to add a subtle kick of one of the world’s great flowers to stews, pastries or salads. Use with moderation!...
Read more: Rose Water Adds a Subtle Kick;

Romantic-N-Sexy Foods
What do Cleopatra and Casanova have in common? They both indulged in aphrodisiacs...

Read more: Top 10 Ten Best Aphrodisiacs;

Beans are a marvel. They come in all colors and sizes and are high in protein, low in fat, and rich in fiber, folic acid and iron...
Read more: Bringing The Bean Out Of Its Shell;

Fig obsessed, that travels all the time except during the fig season, with 14 trees!...
Read more: For the Love of Figs;

Leafy greens are good for us. There is more than just spinach and lettuce, with different flavours and health benefits...
Read more: Beyond Iceberg: Nine Nutritious Leafy Greens;

Quick & Tasty
It's inspiring to wander around the produce section at food stores and markets as the new season's salad ingredients start to appear...
Read more: Salads on the run (+recipes);

Live Bite
During the anchovy season in Northern California, photographer and writer Abner Kingman spent a day with a crew on the San Francisco Bay...

Read more: Anchovy Fishing Onboard the Merva W - Photos;

Food Photography
Photographer Andrew Scrivani gives pointers on how to photograph pureed soups, lentil soups and broth-based soups...
Read more: How to Take Pictures of Soup;

Arts & Crafts
The Museum of Modern Art’s exhibition “Counter Space” looks at the kitchen as an embodiment of modern design...
Read more: The Heart That Beats, Heats, Chills and Whips;

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Cooking Schools
talian, Indian, Japanese and Thai are all on the lesson plans at these top Bangkok cooking schools. Plus, tips on picking the right course...
Read more: 10 Bangkok cooking schools that will turn you into a master chef. Or at least a decent one;

From the Mixer
~ Flavor components and ingredients that are presented in this dish ... -
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~ The Peruvian cousin to crudo, sashimi, and ceviche...
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Chef's News
~ The elegant, recently remodeled French Quarter dining rooms of Stella! were filled with diners to meet the culinary legends...
Read more: Thomas Keller, Daniel Boulud, Jerome Bocuse and Scott Boswell cook up 5-star meal for good cause;

~ A magic place! "If G. Detou didn’t exist, I couldn’t live in Paris" _David Lebovitz...
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