The Best Food Cuba Has To Offer

Cuba is famed for its beaches, diving, lifestyle and dancing. But one aspect of the Cuban holiday which is often overlooked is the Cuban cuisine, which is unfortunate because the mixture of cultures combine to make a truly unique combination of flavours and textures. The country’s cultural influences are so diverse as to create a unique flavour to the food – a mix of Spanish, Chinese, African, Portuguese, French and Arabic. Yet these global influences are completed by indigenous local food stuffs – yucca, malanga and boniato are local root vegetables routinely used in Cuban food. The main meats used in Cuban cuisine are chicken, pork and beef (though the latter is subject to rationing as government property, so is …

Thai Dishes, North East

The North East Phaak Tiew (Leaves of Tiew of the Cratoxylum family) is the Queen of the North-eastern vegetables. Young tops, leaves and blossoms are taken with Laab (a kind of dish of which the most important ingredients are minced meat or fish mixed with chillies and lime juice as well as roasted rice and mint leaves), Goi (a kind of dish like Yam but mostly with raw meat as main ingredient), Naam Prig, soup, and Khanom Chin Naam Ya (Steamed Rice Noodles with Curried Fish Sauce). Soup with Phaak Tiew has sour flavor. 1. Soup Dog Phaak Tiew (Soup with Phaak Tiew Blossoms) Medicinal value: Soup with Phaak Tiew Blossoms is a laxative, and also medicine to get rid …

Tagines From Morocco Find Their Way To Us Dinner Tables And Kitchens

Tagines is one of the popular North African dishes consumed mostly in Algeria, Morocco, and Tunisia. Also known as Tajine or mispronounced Tangines, this North African specialty has traveled all the way across the Atlantic to the kitchens in the US. Moroccan tagines are being served increasingly in specialty food or fast food restaurants all across the United States and has become quite popular. Tagines are not just the name of the food but also the pot in which they are cooked. Tagine pots are made purely from terra cotta and have a shallow rimmed base. The lid of the tagines is usually conical in shape. The bottom of the pot is always glazed from the inside and this is …

Most Favourite Spices

Peeper Scientific name:Piper nigrum Linn. Family:PIPERACEAE Vernacular name:Prik Thai Pepper is native to the monsoon forests of the Malabar coast in southwest India. The pepper vine is now grown in much of tropical Asia. Pepper is the most popular spice in most of the recipes in cookery, to aid digestion, to preserve food and to enchance its flavour. Pepper has a warm, woody smell that is fresh, pungent and agreeably aromatic. Pepper is neither sweet nor savoury, just pungent, and can therefore be used in both types of dish. It is so popular that it has given its name to a wide rang of dishes. Pepper is perennial vine with stout stem, dark green leaves, white flowering spikes and green …

How To Enjoy Goat Cheese

One of the sought after sources for the cheese is the goat milk. When it comes to well-loved cheeses, the goat cheese always manage to be in the fore. One cannot deny how much people are seeking this product considering that there are many brands popping out with their own goat cheese. Goat cheese is, as the name would indicate, a kind of cheese that is taken from the milk of the goat. This is also known as the chevre cheese. Chevre is the French term for the goat. This name came about because it was produced in regions where a considerable number of goats are domesticated and kept. This makes cheese production from the milk of the goat a …

How To Be A Mexican Food Gourmand With Refinance Mortgage In Arizona

“If I moved away, I would definitely miss the Mexican food. Every region has its own Mexican food, and they’re very chauvinistic – they believe their food is the real Mexican food.” Such is the sentiment of Russ Parsons. Indeed, Mexican food can be found in every city in the world and they all claim to be authentic. There are few, however, that can truly substantiate that claim. Real Mexican food enthusiasts know exactly where to find them, and no, it’s not in Taco Bell. Burritos, Anyone? Of all the great cuisines in the world, few can delight the palate and challenge the senses as Mexican food can. The rich flavors, the unique blend of spices, and the fusion of …

About The Ampalaya, A.K.A Bitter Melon

Ampalaya is the indigenous name of Bitter Melon or Momordica charantia Linn., a vegetable native to the Philippines and Southeast Asia, known for its bitter taste. A popular vegetable often grown by many households around the world, the Ampalaya vine can grow up to 5 meters and its leaves can reach to about 4 to 10 cm. Its yellow flowers are both “male” and “female” and are responsible for what makes the Ampalaya vine famous – the melons. The Ampalaya fruit is usually eaten while still green, because as the fruit ripens its taste grows more bitter and much less tasty. During preparation, the seeds, which turn from white to red over time, are removed. Removing the seeds helps to …

A Brief History Of Cheesecake

What’s your favorite birthday cake? For me, nothing beats cheesecake. In fact, I can’t imagine what the world was like before cheesecake was created! Turns out, you’d have to search back pretty far to find a time when the Earth was cheesecake free. In fact, way back in 776 BC, long before the first Cheesecake Factory opened, the Greeks are said to have served cheesecake to the athletes at the first Olympic games. The Romans soon caught on and spread the divine taste of cheesecake throughout Europe. From there it was only a matter of time before European immigrants brought their cherished cheesecake recipes to America. It seems that every region of the globe has embraced cheesecake in one form …