Perfect Risotto

How To Make Perfect Risotto

Risotto Hints and Tips – Risotto Etiquette – How To Make Risotto Ahead of Time Risotto is the classic rice dish of Northern Italy.  In Italy, risotto, like pasta, is considered the … Continued

Cooking Snow Peas

Cooking Snow Peas

Questions and Answers – Snow Pea, Chinese Pea Pod, Sugar Peas   Question: How should snow peas be cooked?  Thanks.   Answer: The Oriental edible pod pea or Chinese Pod … Continued

Dehydrated Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Questions and Answers – How to re-dehydrate sun-dried tomatoes   Question: I have looked all over for this information.  I bought dehydrated sun-dried tomatoes.  I am making a recipe tonight … Continued

Travels in Olvera

Food Travels in Olivera and Antequera Spain – Part 7

Travels in Olvera and Antequera, Spain – Part 7 By Nancy Hartman of What’s Cooking America Destino – Olvera, Spain: Route of the Pueble Blanco (White Villages):  Back on the … Continued

Large Over-Sized Lasagna Pan

Questions and Answers – Large Over-Sized Lasagna Pan   Question: I need a Large Over-Sized Lasagna Pan.  I recently got a recipe for lasagna that requires a 12-inch x 24-inch … Continued

Horned Melon – Kiwano

What looks like a gigantic sea urchin and has been featured as alien food in an episode of Star Trek?  A horned melon was used as a “Golana melon” on … Continued

Jelly Roll Pan

Jelly Roll Pan

Questions and Answers – What is a Jelly Roll Pan     Questions: I have a recipe which says to use a “jelly roll” pan.  Can you please tell me … Continued

Culinary Dictionary - E

Culinary Dictionary – H

habanero pepper (ah-bah-NEH-roh) – You might also know this Yucatan-raised, lantern-shaped chile as a Scot bonnet or Bahamian chile.  Whatever you call it, with a fire reportedly 60 times that … Continued

Questions And Answers – Holland Rusks

Juniper Berries

Juniper Berries

Juniper Berries (Juniperus Communis): To purchase Juniper Berries, check out What’s Cooking America’s online Amazon Store.   The once humble juniper berry is enjoying a renaissance of its ancient popularity … Continued

Harzer Cheese

Questions and Answers – Harzer Cheese     Question: What is a suitable substitute for sour milk cheese?  I’m going to use it in a fondue.  It calls for Harzer … Continued


What is Hartshorn?

Questions and Answers – Hartshorn, Bakers Ammonia (Ammonium Carbonate)     Questions: My Mother used to make Christmas cookies that called for 25 cents worth of hearts horn.  I believe the … Continued

Gravy vs. Sauce

  Question: Gravy vs Sauce – Can you please solve this dispute for me? When you make Sunday dinner and use tomatoes and meat – is that called Gravy?  Is … Continued

How To Freeze Grapes

Questions and Answers – How To Freeze Grapes   Question: (1)  While watching the Food Network, Sara Moulton said something about freezing grapes.  Is that possible and how to do … Continued

Goat Cheese Tips

Goats Milk – Lactose Levels in Goat Milk

Questions and Answers – Lactose Levels in Goat Milk   Question: I am very much lactose intolerant and haven’t had any cheese in forever.  I recently heard that lactose intolerant … Continued