Monthly Archives: March 2012

Ask Chef Rachael - April 2012

Posted on April 1, 2012

Q. I found a recipe for yakitori. What is it?A. Think kebab (or Shish kebab). Recipes for skewered meat is often called "yakitori" in Japan. It's also known as "brochette" in France and "spiedini" in...

Talking Tofu

Posted on April 1, 2012

April is National Soy Foods Month, and accordingly, we're celebrating one of the most popular soy foods: tofu. Known by some as "bean curd," tofu is made by coagulating soy milk and then pressing the...
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Kitchen Tips - April 2012

Posted on April 1, 2012

Keep nuts and seeds (and nut flours, such as almond) in the freezer to prevent them from going rancid.USDA requirements for labeling chocolate are more lax than those in other countries, particularly...
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Flexible Vegetarianism

Posted on March 22, 2012

Flexitarians are people who eat mostly a vegetarian diet but may occasionally eat meat, poultry or fish (slightly different than pescetarians, who supplement their vegetarian diets with only fish)....

Spring Allergies? Some Foods May Make Them Worse

Posted on March 22, 2012

If you have a spring allergy, certain foods can make your symptoms worse. The allergy-causing proteins in pollen are similar to proteins found in some fruits and vegetables. Approximately 25% of...

5 Ways You May Be Unintentionally Teaching Your Kids Not to Eat Dinner

Posted on March 9, 2012

I ran across this great blog post today and loved the insights. Here is a partial list of uh-ohs from Dina Rose, a sociologist with a specialty in food and parenting. Check out her comments on how we...

Seafood with a Side of Integrity

Posted on March 1, 2012

These days, everyone wonders about their seafood. The terms "sustainable," "wild-caught" and "farm-raised" are bandied about, but for many consumers it's hard to know how to navigate these waters....
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Popcornucopia

Posted on March 1, 2012

One of the world's most popular snack foods is "popping" up everywhere we turn. On a recent spin through the market we counted no less than 26 brands and flavors of popcorn, and many more varieties...
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Irish Cheeses and Butters to Enjoy this St. Patrick's Day!

Posted on March 1, 2012

Yes, there's a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. It's found in each blade of grass growing in Ireland's lush pastures, where small herds of cows graze freely, and the milk, rich in beta-carotene...
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Souper Suppers

Posted on March 1, 2012

During the coldest days of winter, nothing satisfies like a steaming hot bowl of soup. Thankfully, soup is one of the easiest types of dishes to master. Most start the same way – with a base of...
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