Choosing The Right Lining For Your Copper Cookware

Copper is the metal of choice for professional and amateur chefs alike, and it is not hard to see why. Copper is antibacterial and a highly efficient conductor, meaning it distributes energy quickly. When used as cookware, it heats up faster than any metal other than silver and cooks food evenly, reducing the risk of burning and allowing a degree of precision no other pots and pans can offer. This metal does, however, react with food, and so the interior of most copper cookware is lined with tin, stainless steel and more recently ceramic. [Read More]

Two Tips To Help You Spot An Authentic Mexican Restaurant

When you're in the mood for some delicious Mexican cuisine, only the authentic variety will do.  With so many different Mexican restaurants on the scene, and each boasting about the flavors of their fare, it can be hard to distinguish an authentic Mexican restaurant from an impostor.  Rather than run the risk of disappointing your taste buds, use this information to learn more about how to spot an authentic Mexican restaurant. [Read More]

3 Dishes That Prove You Should Stay For Dessert After Your Next Chinese Dinner Out

Most, if not all, classic Chinese dishes are entrees or appetizers, like the Pu-Pu Platter, fried rice, and crab rangoons. However, this mentality lends the short end of the stick to the vast array of culinary pleasures that awaits the diner who decides to ask for a dessert menu after enjoying some Far Eastern cuisine. Here are three authentic Chinese dessert options (not fortune cookies- those are American) that prove that a dessert menu is worth asking for next time you head out to your local Chinese eatery like Lilac Blossom Restaurant. [Read More]

Alternative Chocolate Treat Ideas For Those With Allergies

Not everyone is free to eat any food they like. For many people that enjoy eating gourmet chocolates, like those made by Abdallah Candies And Gifts, allergies prevent them from indulging in this treat. Luckily there are alternative chocolate substitutes for allergic and sensitive individuals to enjoy. Here are some chocolate alternatives: Carob desserts Carob is a chocolate-like powdery substance derived from carob beans. It is a very popular chocolate alternative, as it looks, tastes and smells very similar. [Read More]