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Food Tips to Ponder When Whipping the New Year Feast

New Year's foodNew Year is celebrated with a big bang anywhere in the world. It is an occasion when one reflects on the events of the year past while hoping that the change of calendar will bring good tidings. Though superstitions have almost no place in this millennium, those that have bearings to New Year and good luck have perpetuated to this very day.

Tyler Fox, a chef and blogger shares with the readers some of the symbolisms meant to sway the fortunes of the coming year in this post from The Kansas City Star’s Good Food, Good Fortune: Try these traditional recipes to bring luck in the New Year. He writes: [Read more…]

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Marinade: Spinning Magic in Your Food

Marinade

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A marinade is a mixture of acid, oil and spices that can add flavor and tenderize meats. Though the concept has been traditionally applied to meats, its use has been expanded to include poultry, and even seafood and vegetables. The food is allowed to soak and absorb all the essences, making it acquire unique and complex flavors. Every cook can make his marinade distinct and flavorful depending on the simplicity or complexity of the ingredients used. For those who want complex flavors or have a delicious marinade without much effort, the market is swamped with premixed/packaged marinades.

Marinade 101

What are the most basic things that you need to know about making marinades? Check it out in this post “Marinating Meat Guidelines – Marinating 101.” [Read more…]

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