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Herb of the Month: Basil
Thursday, July 10, 2008 3:40:00 PM
The annual herb basil, ocimum basilicum, has its origin in India. Basil is not merely valuable for its marvelous flavor, but aids in alleviating gas and bloating, and helps lactating women. Experience ...   Full Story

Belgian Waffle Delight at Le Petit Belge on 14th St.
Wednesday, July 09, 2008 3:23:00 AM
When craving authentic Belgian waffles, there's no need to travel all the way to Belgium. A newly opened bakery is now offering patrons a decadent slice of Belgium's trademark treat.   Full Story

Emphasis on the Chinese Culinary Competition is on 'Taste'
Monday, July 07, 2008 3:10:00 PM
"Fundamentally, Chinese dishes are about 'taste,'" said Qu Yunqiang, member of the selection committee of the NTDTV International Chinese Culinary Competition, who was formerly a national gran ...   Full Story

Let's Go on a Picnic!
Sunday, July 06, 2008 3:21:00 PM
There is something special about eating outdoors, whether it's just sandwiches, cookies and lemonade, or a more elaborate affair like cold poached salmon and champagne. Whatever your choice, make ...   Full Story

The Versatile Onion
Saturday, July 05, 2008 3:16:00 PM
Europeans have used onions for food as far back as the Bronze Age, but they most likely originated in Western or Central Asia. The Pentateuch, the oldest section of the Bible, even has references to o ...   Full Story

From Oranges to Lemons—the Many Uses of Citrus Fruits
Friday, July 04, 2008 3:24:00 PM
They have three seasons, these citrus fruit in varying forms, and colors and sizes that flood store shelves every winter.Oranges, lemons, limes, pomelos, grapefruit, tangerines, clementines—the var ...   Full Story

Mate Tea—South America's Elixir of Life
Thursday, July 03, 2008 3:30:00 PM
Throughout South America, the indigenous peoples are closely linked by the mate tradition, as evidenced in writings such as "The Incas' Green Gold," or by its reverential subtitle, "Drink o ...   Full Story

Fun Independence Day Snack Treats for the Kids
Wednesday, July 02, 2008 3:12:00 PM
Holiday snack treats the kids will enjoy   Full Story

Kitchen Essentials: Consommé
Sunday, June 29, 2008 3:35:00 PM
I want to encourage you to try your hand at a genuine, consommé-stock-based sauce—it doesn't require magic! And for those under the illusion that a sauce prepared from a ready-mix, or one augmente ...   Full Story

Strawberries Rule in June
Saturday, June 28, 2008 3:32:00 PM
Fresh strawberries are one of the true joys of summer   Full Story

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