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What Victorians Really Ate

Ossiana Tepfenhart
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During the Victorian Era, there were a number of inventions that revolutionized the way that food was produced, made, and enjoyed. If you were lucky enough to be a member of the upper crust, this mean...

West Indian Beer Nuts: An Easy Addition to your Snack Routine

Chantelle S
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Peanuts and popcorn are so overrated when you’ve been exposed to West Indian dry snacks. These snacks are mostly crunchy, sometimes spicy, and almost always delicious.

Unique Bread for Grilled Cheese

Gary Ayd
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If there is one food that screams all-American lunch it's the grilled cheese. Toasty buttered bread, edges just slightly burnt, crust crumbly and crunchy, with that all important melty, oozing cheese....

What Is Ceviche?

Gary Ayd
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If you've never heard of this ceviche, don't worry, most have not. Unless you're from or have frequently visited the coastal regions of Latin America or the Caribbean, it's unlikely you've ever encoun...

Chocolate has a Savoury Side

David Greenwood-Haigh
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We all love a bit of chocolate at the end of the meal, but there’s no need to limit chocolate to desserts only, the flavour of cocoa powder or a single origin chocolate bar can be rich and more bitter...

Gourmet Grilled Cheese Recipes

Gary Ayd
in Culture

If there is one food that screams all-American lunch, it's the grilled cheese. Toasty buttered bread edges just slightly burnt, crust crumbly and crunchy, with that all important melty oozing cheese. ...

Cocoa Nibs

David Greenwood-Haigh
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When I am running my chocolate workshops I always have some cocoa beans, nibs and cocoa butter that I show my students they are often amazed when I tell them top chefs have been using cacao nibs in th...

Best Side Dishes for Lamb

Gary Ayd
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Especially during the Easter season, lamb is one of the most popular entrees served at parties, get togethers and family holiday dinners. While selecting lamb as the centerpiece may be a simple, strai...

Inventive Ice Cream Desserts

Anthony Gramuglia
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Is there truly a better dessert than ice cream? Granted, there are many desserts out there. History has granted bakers a great number of opportunities to create and craft something truly marvelous. An...

Favorite Meals of Your Favorite Historical Figures

Cato Conroy
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If you're a real history aficionado, you probably have thought about what it'd be like to hang out with your favorite historical figures. You might have wanted to guzzle beer with Churchill, talk phil...

Switching Out Coffee for Matcha

Trent Cooper
in Culture

If you’re looking for a coffee alternative that ditches the caffeine slump and noticeable weight gain, matcha might be the choice for you. Although it may look like green sludge it will help improve y...

Seven Food-Inspired Caribbean Proverbs to Live By

Chantelle S
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If you live in a Caribbean household you'll know your food doubles as a means of sustenance and a metaphor for life lessons. Caribbean proverbs often intertwine ordinary items with extraordinary meani...

Luxury Meals That Were Once "Poor Man's" Food

Ossiana Tepfenhart
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Most of us equate being poor with having a pretty awful diet. After all, these days, only the financially independent have both the time and the money to enjoy lobster and other fine foods these days....

Retro Foods That Are Due for a Comeback

Ossiana Tepfenhart
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When most of us think about retro recipes, we tend to think of those culinary disasters that our grandparents seem to love for no apparent reason. Things like those weird jello salads and mayonnaise-l...

Competitive Eating: A History

Ossiana Tepfenhart
in Culture

Competitive eating is one of those activities that you either love or hate. The idea that people could compete to see who can eat the most is a concept that reeks of gluttony to the point of it being ...

Weird Food Combinations that People Seem to Love

Anthony Gramuglia
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Since the beginning of our civilization, people have experimented with flavors by combining different foods together—sometimes in weird, unexpected ways—to create a dish that people would love. While ...