Cuisine and Food

Cold Cuts and Cheese Platter

Beautifully arranged cold cuts and cheese on a platter can be a centerpiece of your buffet style entertainment. With a little addition of fruits and vegetables those platters are easily adaptable to any seasonal celebration. Let’s look at some basic rules of arranging cold cuts and cheeses. ~ Choose wisely. ~ When choosing your meats… Read more Cold Cuts and Cheese Platter

Different Types of Rice from around the World

Rice has become a common grain around the world and has become important for its nutritional value. There are currently over 40 thousand varieties of rice, which have been organized into four major categories: Indica, Japonica, Glutinous, and Aromatic.  The differences between the varieties of rice range from grain length and shape, stickiness and texture,… Read more Different Types of Rice from around the World

Differences between Apples for Baking and Snacking

Not so many years ago, cooks really needed to know their apples. Thanks to modern agriculture techniques, though, those differences aren’t quite so crucial, since apples have become the mainstay of North American fruit. Centuries of apple cultivation have resulted in many all-purposes varieties that can be eaten as well as cooked. Traditionally, cooking apples… Read more Differences between Apples for Baking and Snacking