Eating Your Curds And Whey As children we repeated beloved nursery rhymes by rote, frequently clueless as to their meanings. One of the most popular was Little Miss Muffet, who sat on her tuffet eating her curds and whey. What on earth were curds and whey, much less a tuffet? Not wanting to appear foolish, we refrained from asking our teachers (who probably didn't know either) or our mothers (likewise). We kind of figured that a tuffet was a little stool, but the curds and whey stumped us. These days we know what whey is (a milk based product) from the popularity of whey protein powder, and sometimes deep-fried curds show up at state fairs (where they deep fry everything), but what exactly are they, and how are they produced? (We'll tackle tuffets later.)
Edible Printing: Makes Boring Food Attractive WHAT IS EDIBLE PRINTING? It is used to decorate birthday cakes and desserts which are fit for human consumption. They are of various forms and can be used to garnish our food items and make them all the more attractive and mouthwatering.
The Ultimate Guide to Cooking With Canola Oil From delicious jalebis to your favorite vegetable fried rice, canola oil is the perfect cooking oil for frying. Pure canola oil is an edible oil derived from the plants of the Brassicaceae family, the same family to which mustard and rapeseed belong.
It's All Greek To Me One of the oldest cultures, known for scholars and farmers, herdsmen, fishermen and winemakers, Greece has a culinary tradition over 4,000 years old and is part of the history and the influence of surrounding cultures. Ancient Greek cuisine was known for its simplicity and founded on the "Mediterranean triad" of wheat, olive oil, and wine, with a strong emphasis on fresh fish, where meat (except for lamb) takes a backseat. First to use oregano and other savory spices for seasoning, thin phyllo pastry dough and an abundance of olives, they introduced neighbors Italy, France and Spain to staples like bread, olive oil, lentils and almonds. Run don't walk to the nearest authentic Greek restaurant and do some serious exploring. Opa!
Kitchen Hierarchy: Who's On First? Have you ever wondered who does what in a professional kitchen? And who barks out all those orders with military precision? Well, there is a definite hierarchy in a restaurant kitchen and from the lowest on up to the top dog, one would be well-advised to follow the pecking order or pack your bags. In very large kitchens, it can get pretty complicated, so let's try to sort this all out.
How to Cater Enough Food For Your Event Learn what you need to know about catering a party with the right amount of food. You do not want to order too much or too little for your catered event!