Recipes

Best French cookbooks for making classic dishes at home

F rance is a culturally and gastronomically-rich country. For centuries, the food from the Hexagon has long been the star of the show with so much variety. Generally inspired by local produce, you’ll find an abundance of patisseries from Paris, mouth-watering crêpes from Brittany served all year round (not just on Shrove Tuesday), and an …

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Convenience is one of many reasons to use frozen foods | Rural Life

For me, an interesting part of the grocery store is the frozen food section. It is interesting to see the many types of frozen dinners, pizzas, and other prepared foods, such as sides and desserts, in the coolers. As many lifestyles have changed some people do not want to take the time to cook, have …

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How to Make Onigiri: Recipe for the Perfect Japanese Rice Balls

Onigiri, the long-forgotten cousin of sushi, is finding its place in Paris. At a tiny counter in the city’s 9th arrondissement, called Gili-Gili, Ai Watanabe and Samuel Trifot craft palm-sized rice balls filled with everything from salted Japanese plums to French comté. The Japanese consider this millenia-old specialty a type of soul food. Compared to …

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Alton Brown Is Rethinking Some Classic Recipes for His New Cookbook

Alton Brown | Photo by Cole Cassell Alton Brown | Photo by Cole Cassell Chef Alton Brown is many things at once. He has the warmth and the charm of Chef Massimo Bottura, and the sass and humor of Gordon Ramsay. He is precise like Heston Blumenthal, but also playful like Jamie Oliver. It’s hard …

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Beat the heat with these healthy tips for your child’s lunchbox

The heat wave ravaging the city is not only making life really uncomfortable, but also posing a major challenge for parents trying to pack a healthy lunchbox for their school-going kids. “The morning is anyway a blur while trying to get my seven-year-old daughter ready for school. On top of that, I’m at my wits …

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Best Chinese Cookbooks of 2022: Learn to cook great recipes at home

“ I would try your local Chinese takeaway shop, but I just know it won’t be as good as the one I go to”, complained a friend a few weeks ago on a Friday night. The undying loyalty to your local takeaway rivals little else. But, what if your homemade Chinese meals could taste even …

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How to Make Dandelion Wine, Tea, and More

MARYIA SAMALEVICH/Shutterstock One man’s pesky garden weed is another man’s bitter salad green. Although foraging might seem daunting, you don’t have to memorize endless plant identifications. Simply look right under your nose—and, in this case, at those spindly yellow petals that colored your childhood. Dandelions grow worldwide and, in most places, bloom most heavily in …

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