Month: May 2016

A Guide to Summer Cheeses

When you think of cheese, it probably isn’t one of those foods that you normally associate with summer. If you stop to think about it, however, cheese is the perfect protein to use for hot weather when you want to eat lighter foods such as salads, pastas with fresh seasonal vegetables, or with fruit. The […]

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An Overview of Beer Microbreweries in the United Kingdom

Before plunging in to the subject it may be wise to give a definition of “microbrewery” as this can differ in the UK to what it means in the US, when it is defined by size. In the UK this means breweries that focus on producing traditional cask ales as opposed to chemical conditioned beers. […]

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Amazing Food and Romantic Atmosphere

 Located in the vaulted cellar of the Am Schloss Hotel, the Dianakellar is not just a restaurant, but rather a dining experience. Heavy on atmosphere, it was a warm and welcoming experience.  It was such a good experience that we returned our second night.   I decided to try the local Pils, a Hochstift. It […]

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Acorns as Food

For many thousands of years, the humble acorn has been food for people from all over the world. From the Native Americans, to the people of Korea, acorns have long been a staple in the diets of ancient people. Sadly, however, modern society has almost forgotten about the fine nuts from the big, mighty oak […]

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All Purpose Flour Versus Cake Flour

Unless you have worked in a bakery or in a professional kitchen, you may not know the difference between flour, also know as all-purpose flour, and cake flour.  Staring with the basics, these flours are all made from wheat.  If the flour is made from another grain it will say so on the package The […]

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A Beginners Guide to Pairing Beer with Food

Beer can be roughly sub-divided into lager, stout, bitter ale, white beer (witbier) and trappist style very strong beer. The latter two types are Belgian specialities, although they are also brewed elsewhere in the world. Available varieties within each of these beer types are many, and although every beer drinker has his or her favourites, […]

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A History of Soft Drinks

As a child, soft drinks were around, but not so readily available. The days of fast food, with a soft drink as an accompaniment, were a long way off in the UK. Lemonade, Coca-cola, Lucozade and the odd bottle of Cream Soda spring to mind, as an occasional treat or in the case of Lucozade […]

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American Neufchatel Cheese Farmers Cheese

American Neufchatel Cheese RecipeThis is how I make Neufchatel Cheese in 24 hours Farmer’s CheeseNeufchatel is a type of cheese similar to cream cheese but is slightly softer and lower in fat. I sometimes remove a little more moisture than normal from my cheese so it turns out more like Mozzarella. In fact, with just […]

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Advantages of Soy Milk Soy Milk Versus Cows Milk – Soy Milk

I believe soy milk is the better milk choice for most children. I do not say that it is best for all children because some children cannot ingest soy products. It makes them flatulent and causes bloating. On the other hand, for many children soy milk has the benefit of providing a soy protein that […]

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A Guide to Hot and Spicy Peppers

As children, we grew up with a popular tongue-twister:Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers. Aside from the fact the peppers would need to be picked first and then pickled, Mr. Piper might be onto something. More and more, hot peppers are emerging as a popular element in American cooking, and the spicy fruit […]

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