How to Cook with Stoneware

Stoneware cooking utensils are made of clay and kiln-fired at extremely high temperatures. Sometimes they are glazed, ideally they are not. These ancient cooking vessels are refinements of in-ground ovens and cooking devices that allowed early cooks to trap moisture and flavors that enhance meat, vegetables, and baked goods. Their purpose, and the basics of using stoneware, […]

How to Cook a Moist and Tender Beef Roast

With roast being one of the hardest meats to keep tender, there are two secrets to preparing that succulent, palatable taste. Plenty of time combined with plenty of water is what creates an incredible roast. Essentially all you need to do is to preserve the natural juices as with any type of beef. After seasoning […]

How to Cook Okra

Okra basically is prepared two different ways, boiled and okra. If you’ve only had boiled okra, forget the miserable slimey experience, and try it like a southerner, fried. Items you will need. #1. Whole, uncut okra, One pound will feeds 3-4 people as a side dish.#2. Crisco Vegetable Shortening (they now have a 0-trans fat […]

How to Buy Good Olive Oil

The use of olive oil for beauty has been informed for long time, but how to buy good olive oil is not well known. Olive oil, made in three countries Italy, Spain and Greece, is the world’s best kind. Typically, olive oil is classified into four categories as follows: –          Extra virgin: The oil is […]

How to Build a 16 Brick Rocket Stove

A rocket stove is a type of wood burning stove that uses branches, twigs, and wood scraps as fuel. It produces a very intense and efficient burn. Because the burn is so efficient, not much fuel is needed, and very little smoke is produced. It is estimated that a rocket stove requires half the fuel […]

How to Bake Yams

Yams are a vegetable that can grow up to eight feet in length. Yams and Sweet Potatoes are not the same thing. Sweet Potatoes are a tuber and grow beneath the ground while Yams which are also a tuber grow on a vine above the dirt.The two vegetables are totally unrelated to each other. Yams contain […]

How to Assess the Authenticity of an Ethnic Restaurant

Having lived in various parts of the United States (San Francisco, New Orleans, NYC, Orlando and now Boston) I have always tried to find the most authentic ethnic restaurants to dine in. The venture at times has been great and at other times an utter failure. I’m sure people from NYC will attest to the […]

How to Cut up a Pineapple

While many people have enjoyed the sweet taste of pineapple, few of them have ever peeled and cut one up.  The relatively large size and prickly appearance of a pineapple may look intimidating at first glance but cutting up a pineapple is not complicated at all and takes about 10 minutes to do.  First you have to […]

Healthy Frozen Foods

When hunger strikes, the last thing you want to do is spend an hour whipping up an elaborate meal. Pots , pans, and spatulas are not exactly your idea of a good time when you’re starving and grumpy, and the delivery guy might start judging you if he has to bring you one more greasy […]

How to Cook the Perfect Steak

A steak is one of the most straightforward and most delicious meals anyone is able to cook (if you eat meat at least).  Despite its remarkable simplicity, there is no reason not to put a little thought into how steak should be cooked.  Poorly prepared steak is nothing short of hell on earth.  Here are […]