Travels in Tarifa, Spain – Part 3

Travels in Tarifa, Spain By Nancy Hartman of What’s Cooking America Destino – Tarifa, Spain: Europe’s “Low-Country” – We left Ronda, and drove to Tarifa, Spain where we spent the … Continued

Zanthan Gum

Question and Answers – Zanthan Gum, Xanthan Gum, Guar Gum   Question: In my efforts to follow a gluten-free diet, I have come across an ingredient called zanthan gum.  I found … Continued

Rancid Wood Salad Bowl

Rancid Wood Salad Bowl   Question: Hope you can help me.  I have a good wooden salad bowl that has turned rancid, tried scrubbing with soap and water even soaking … Continued

Alcohol in Wine Vinegar

Questions and Answers – Wine Vinegar Question: Does wine vinegar have any alcohol components left after they have been processed as vinegars?  Is there any wine or alcohol in wine … Continued

How To Substitute Whole Wheat Flour

Questions And Answers – How To Substitute Whole Wheat Flour     Question: How do I substitute whole wheat flour for white flour?  Does the baking time vary?  Do I … Continued

Walnut Oil Uses

Questions and Answers – Walnut Oil Uses   Question: Can you tell me the uses of Walnut oil?  A friend gave me a bottle and it has been in the … Continued

Vanilla Sugar

Questions and Answers – Vanilla Sugar, Vanillin Socker   Question: I found your website and was hoping that you could help me figure out something.  We are making Swedish Chocolate … Continued

Travels in Morocco

Food Travels in Spain – Morocco – Part 4

Tangier, Morocco (Africa) – Part 4 By Nancy Hartman of What’s Cooking America Destino – Tangier, Morocco (Africa): A New Stamp In My Passport:  After breakfast we walked to the … Continued

Vanilla Paste

Questions and Answers – Vanilla Paste   Question: Could you please tell me what vanilla paste is as opposed to vanilla beans and vanilla extract.  If a recipe calls for … Continued

Tuile Cookie

Questions and Answers – What is a Tuile Cookie     Question: I found this and wondered:  “coffee mousse with orange tuiles.”  Is “tuiles” equivalent to orange peels?  I didn’t … Continued

Peeling Turnips

Questions and Answers – Peeling Turnips     Question: What is the easiest way to peel a turnip.  Particularly the ones with a wax coating.  I would love to hear … Continued

Tube Pans

Questions and Answers – Tube Pans     Question: I am taking a baking class and was asked to find out the answer to this question: What purpose does the … Continued

Beef Tri Tip Roast

  Question: My recipe calls for 1 package (2 pounds) fully-cooked beef tri-tip roast.  What is this and where can I find it.  The grocery stores in my town do … Continued

What is Tomato Paste

Questions and Answers – What is Tomato Paste?     Tomato Paste – What is Tomato Paste? Tomato paste consists of tomatoes that have been cooked for several hours and … Continued

Metallic Taste In Tomatoes

Questions and Answers – Metallic Taste in Tomatoes   Question: I was wondering if you could help/advise me?  Sometimes when I make chili, my tomatoes have a metallic taste to … Continued