Coda alla Vaccinara, Pan Indian Cuisine and Poppy Seeds, a Culinary Journey

Natural affinity ~
Good reasons to use more poppy seeds

"Papaver somniferum, the opium poppy, source of the blue-black seeds used in sweet and savory dishes"

From ice cream to pasta, a liberal dose of poppy seeds can transform classic recipes...
Read more:: Good reasons to use more poppy seeds;
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Taste makers
~ Then there was a book by a fantastic Roman Chef...
Read more: Benny the Chef! and the Vaccinara!;

~ Chef Monish Gujral talks on Pan India cuisine and the modern day customers demand for quality and healthy food...
Read more: Diverse foods of India;

~ Italian inspired restaurant in London...
Read more: Interview with Michelin Star Stefano Cavallini;

~ She really can cook: watch Gwyneth Paltrow slicing garlic and talking about her book...
Read more: Star at the Stove: Gwyneth Paltrow;

Power ingredients
~ Smoke, paprika, fine flours, ricotta and specialty fats are among the 2011 food trends...
Read more: Smoke, duck fat and other 2011 food trends;

~ These five food trends represent the latest in sustainable eating. Which deserves a 2011 Heart of Green Award?...
Read more: Sustainable Food Trends - New Food Trends;

Kitchen stories
~ The opportunity to spend two days in the kitchen of Le Bernardin...
Read more: On the Line at Le Bernardin;

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Healthy corner
~ Tuna sandwiches could help prevent sight loss in old age;
~ Study: Biopackaging holds promise for eco-friendly bottles;

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