What do “a tea cup” and a “dessert spoon” have in common? Quaintly enough, they are both British measurements.
If you should happen to run across a British recipe, which is not uncommon these days with the Internet, you might think twice about trying it. No longer. Here is a nifty table of British measurement equivalents to help you over …[more...]
July was national ice cream month but if you ask me ice cream never goes out of style especially in these long hot summer months.
While the 15 most popular flavors list vanilla, chocolate, and butter pecan as the top 3 — a cosmic flavor list is on the menu in Los Angeles. L.A. is a culinary melting pot and …[more...]
The South Bay School of Cooking presents:
What could be more romantic than learning to make exotic Thai food with someone you love?
It takes two to make banana leaf wrapped prawns, Tom Ka Gai-chicken in coconut milk, pad see yew noodles, fragrant jasmine rice, and the show-stopping torched pineapple with coconut sorbet.
You may bring wine to share.
Spend a leisurely morning preparing a lavish meal of Spain’s favorite dish — paella.
The exotic aroma of saffron complements the finest seafood, chicken, sausage and rice. Sip fruity sangria while munching on Spanish cheese with quince paste, olives, and paella.
The cost is $79 per person and it all happens at the South Bay School of Cooking. This …[more...]
TIME magazine did an interesting spread on what 16 families ate for a week. The cost of feeding various families around the world went from $5 to $500 for a week.
Guess which country picked mayonnaise sandwich as one of their favorite foods?
So as a country, do you think we are what we eat?
What’s on your shopping list …[more...]
With the recent scandal regarding China and the melamine in pet food, we Americans are finally justified in our concern about food safety. But I just learned that food safety is not a concern shared by all cultures.
According to Clotaire Rapaille in his new book “The Culture Code – An ingenious way to understand why people around the world …[more...]
Yes, it’s that time again… time to put on your apron and get in the kitchen, and make something new and exciting for your friends, and hey, even yourself.
This week I have given you a chance to explore various spices and spice combinations. Basically, we are making our own curry powder from scratch and once you’ve bought all these …[more...]
Living in Arizona (Tucson) I’m pretty far away from Cuba but I still hunger for Cuban cuisine. When I lived in Los Angeles, Versailles or Havana Mania frequently filled my Cuban cravings with roast pork and garlic or roast chicken and garlic. I have my brother in Florida to thank for my initial exposure to Cuban fare.
This past weekend …[more...]