There is, of course, more than one way to open a coconut. But some methods are safer than others. One method involves heating the coconut in the oven for 15 minutes, so that it develops fault lines. This, of course, ruins the juice and you run the risk of getting scalded by the juice or […]
Scrapple is a sausage dish enjoyed primarily in Pennsylvania Dutch region and in parts of the neighboring states of New Jersey, Maryland, and Delaware. Each region tends to favor different variations of the product. Most people outside these regions have never heard of it, but it can also be purchased as a commercial product in other U.S locations.
So, you know a good Thai dish when you taste one and you’ve even cooked one yourself on occasion. But sometimes, you hear people speak of Thai style food. If it isn’t an actual Thai dish but only a Thai style dish, what gives? What gives depends on who is doing the labeling. To a chef or […]
The word dram is a contracted form of the word drachma from Late Latin and Old French. In middle English the word was dragme. It was originally used to describe a minute quantity of something. Druggists and apothecaries used the word dram as a unit of measurement meaning 1/8 of an ounce, or sixty grains. The U.S customary […]
Some of the best allspice comes from Jamaica. 1Sortun, Ana, and Nicole Chaison. Spice: Flavors of the Eastern Mediterranean. New York: Regan, 2006. So, if you have a choice, buy a Jamaican variety. The ground or whole spice is readily available in grocery stores so there is no need to substitute other spices unless you […]
Recipes often call for one small, medium, or large onion without any indication of the amount in cups of chopped onions these sizes should yield. For example, if all you have is small onions, how many do you need to equal one large onion? The following table gives the general size, weight and the amount […]