Index of Food and Cooking Articles
This index is
a listing of the many cooking, food, and history articles that I have written about over
Please click on a letter below to
search the articles alphabetically.
- U -
Ugli Fruit - Also called
Uniq Fruit. It is called Ugli fruit because it is that. Learn all
about this delicious fruit.
- V -
Vegemite - A Vegemite sandwich to an Australian kid is the
equivalent of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich to an American kid -
but the taste is QUITE different! Learn about this famous Australian
Vegetable Buying Guide
- Buying tips on vegetables
Learn all about different vegetables:
Celeriac (Celery Root)
How to Degas Beans
Freezing Corn on the Cob,
How To Boil Corn On The Cob,
How To Grill Corn On The Cob
How To Roast Garlic,
Cooking Green Beans,
Are Green Beans Healthy,
Beans/Italian String Beans,
Kale - Healthy Kale
Mushrooms - Nutritional Data on Mushrooms
Snow Pea/Chinese Pea Pod/Sugar Pea
How To Peel Fresh Tomatoes,
Metallic Taste in Tomatoes,
Oven Slow-Roasted Tomatoes,
- Because verjus is made from wine
grapes and shares the same acid-base as wine, it is an elegant and
delicate alternative to vinegar and lemon juice as it is “wine
friendly” and will not distort the essence of the wine you serve.
Victoria Sandwich, Victoria Sponge, Victorian Cake -
simple cake was a favorite of Queen Victoria at her tea parties.
- W -
Boiling Points of Water - How To Boil Water
Poaching vs. Simmering vs. Boiling
Boil Point Definition
- The Fountain of Youth! - For
thousands of years, people of all countries have been seeking a mythical
fountain of youth. If I told you that there is something that will give you
beautiful glowing skin, diminish those fine lines and wrinkles, increase
your energy level, and help your overall health, I bet you would be
Health Benefits of Walnut Oil
Most of the research on the health benefits of walnuts
has focused on consumption of the nut itself, although
interest in walnut oil has grown over the last decade.
The health benefits of walnuts and walnut oil are
similar if the oil is unrefined, fresh (6 month shelf
life), and uncooked.
West Coast Chowder, Clam Chowder -
On the West Coast
(California, Oregon & Washington), milk or cream is the key. The debate
there is whether the chowder should be thick or thin.
in a Wheat-Free World -
Wheat Sensitivities and their Implication for
our Daily Bread - Wheat is a staple of North American life that
is both highly nutritious and inexpensive. It's also one of the top eight food
allergens. Wheat shares this dubious distinction with the likes of peanuts, tree
nuts, milk, fish, shellfish, and soy. Though true wheat allergies are rare (less
than one-half of one percent of the adult population), wheat and gluten
intolerance are much more common and affect up to 15 percent of the population.
Whoopie Pies -
Whoopie pies are considered a New England
phenomenon and a Pennsylvania Amish tradition. Learn all about the
Whoopie pie. Be sure and check out the easy-to-make recipe.
Successfully Taste Wine - Wine Tasting Basics
Wine - Cooking with Wine
Cooking with wine can be a pleasure and an
enhancement to good food and a fine meal! When wine is heated, the
alcoholic content as well as sulfites disappears, leaving only the
essence imparting a subtle flavor.
- Y -
in Bread Making - Yeast is a tiny plant-like microorganism that
exists all around us - in soil, on plants and even in the air. It has
existed for so long, it is referred to as ‘the oldest plant cultivated
by man. Learn about the differences in yeast.
Some sourdoughs are over a hundred years
old. The starter (or sometimes called a sponge) is a flour and water
mixture that contains the yeast used to rise the bread. Learn how to
start your own starter.
Yoga - An
Old Way of Getting a New Body -
While yoga doesn’t claim to be a cure-all, a
regular yoga practice enhances well-being (both physically and emotionally) by
relieving tension and restoring energy flow and balance. Health benefits include
stress relief, strengthening and toning, increased range of motion ,and improved
functioning of internal organs. Yoga is accessible to everyone and it is also
Yoga - Fitness and Weight Loss
anyone who watches late-night television can attest, there are no shortage of
“innovative” new weight loss programs out there. Numerous infomercials tout the
benefits of expensive machines, videos, and pills, all of which are “guaranteed”
to help us lose weight and look better. However, there’s another
form of exercise that offers these same benefits, as well as countless others.
“It” is yoga, and while you probably have heard of it, you may not be
aware of just how powerful this ancient practice can be.