Who Invented Ketchup? It would be easy to assume that ketchup was invented by some food company, like Heinz. The fact is that ketchup was absolutely never invented by one person or company. Heinz, however, does have something to do with how we know it today. American style ketchup, which is mostly thickened tomato sauce […]
You’ve seen both in baking recipes and no doubt you thought they were the same thing. Flour, sifted simply seems like a different way of saying sifted flour. Well, many people, when they use these terms in a recipe, probably do use them interchangeably but technically, they are different. Flour, sifted, means that you should measure the […]
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 […]