When You’re Hungry in Hungary

    Hungary is the one country most renowned for their the use of paprika     In Hungary, the spice is just as commonly used as salt and pepper are here in the United States and is an everyday ingredient in the most of their daily cooking.     In fact, they add severalContinue reading “When You’re Hungry in Hungary”

Paprika…The What

Event though most of have a conainer of paprika sitting way back far in the spice cabinet, waiting to be pulled out only on those rare occasions when you make deviled eggs…kike once or twice a year…paprika is a spice that has way more to offer than we give it credit for. But what exactlyContinue reading “Paprika…The What”

What In the Heck Is “Pullum Frontonianum”…(and what does it have to do with frying?)

At this point we have already learned about two bsasic cooking methods—sauteeing and pan-frying. The next dry-heat cooking method is deep frying. And living in Texas one of the highlights of each year is going to the State Fair to see just what new fried concoctions have been created this yrar. For example, here isContinue reading “What In the Heck Is “Pullum Frontonianum”…(and what does it have to do with frying?)”

Chinese Culinary Conflict—Anhui Campaign

The Anjui region is an inland area located in East China. The region surrounds the Huangshan Mountain, also referred to as Yellow Mountains. The region consists of many different types of terrain—including not only these mounjtains, but also forests and farmland. Anhui cuisine revolves around wild plants and animals, very similar to Fujian cuisine that we talking aboutContinue reading “Chinese Culinary Conflict—Anhui Campaign”

Chinese Culinary—Zhejang Campaign

Zhejiang cuisine tends to be the simplest of all Chinese regional cuisines. The focus of Zhejiang cuisine seems to be simplicity. The people of the region focus more on serving fresh seasonal produce served crispy, perhaps even raw or almost raw…much like Japanese food….fresh seafood…and Zhejiang cuisine tends to be fresh, soft, and smooth with a mellow fragrance.,.,, with a goodContinue reading “Chinese Culinary—Zhejang Campaign”

The Spice Is Right

Now that you have created or chosen your base liquid…and sliced and diced and maybe even roasted your veggies…it’s time to add any spices and other seasonings that you might like. The seasonings that you add to your soup at this point will honestly be a matter of personal preference, Feel free to add onlyContinue reading “The Spice Is Right”

Kimchi—The What Else—Star Anise

Star anise is another spice to look for on your journey through an Asian market or website. Star anise comes from the seed pod from the fruit of the Illicium verum plant, a small evergreen shrub which is native to Southwest China and northeast Vietnam. As far as shape, the star anise that comes fromContinue reading “Kimchi—The What Else—Star Anise”

Essential Oils to Keep…If You’d Like to Be Able to Sleep

When I first started using essential oils, I felt overwhelmed by the selections and how little I knew. Which one should I choose, and why? Almost like being a kid in a candy store. But as I have started reading and studying more about living a healthier lifestyle and beginning new habits, I have alsoContinue reading “Essential Oils to Keep…If You’d Like to Be Able to Sleep”