Not your Grandmother's Fruitcake Recipe
#fruitandnutcake #newagefruitcake #holidaybaking When I was a kid, fruitcake was one of those food gifts that always made an appearance at Holiday time. Wrapped in heavy-duty foil and dressed with dazzling red and green ribbons, it snuck in posing as a delectable celebrity on my mother’s dessert table. It was dutifully delivered by friends who devotedly baked a multitude of them every year for gifts. Half of my family loved them and looked forward to them annually and the ot
Meats that start with a "K"
#beyondmeat #persianfood #ChefTudieJohnson #plantbasedmeats This is a guest post from my friend and fellow chef Tudie Johnson, who does amazing things with plant-based meats. Meats that start with the letter "K". Some of you will remember how back in the eighties new fake crabmeat was popularized in the US. People in the food business called it Crab with a "K" aka Surimi. It's a fish paste that's extruded and colored to resemble crab leg meat. Crab, it's not! Sushi bars and o
Food Safety for the Holidays
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 76 million people a year get sick from unsafe foods. So how can you keep your family safe in the kitchen? Some foods are riskier than others- most pathogens are found in uncooked fresh fruits and vegetables and animal products. How these products are cooked, served, and stored has a lot to do with their safety. With the holidays upon us, food preparation is at the forefront of the family traditions. Buffets a great w
Winner Winner Chicken Dinner
#Roastchicken #chickendinner #thanksgiving With Thanksgiving being downsized this year, A delectable roast chicken can stand in for a Turkey. Easy to prepare, and leftover bones can be made into stock for the day after Gumbo! My husband makes this dish often during the colder weather months. This chicken is so crispy and delicious; the roasting garlic aroma will make your whole house smell divine! Throw in potatoes when you start roasting and they will be done at the same tim