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English Tea Sandwiches

The tradition of the English tea time goes back to the Seventh Duchess of Bedford who lived in the nineteenth century. Supper was not until 9:00 p.m. and the Duchess, while visiting the 5th Duke of Rutland at Belvoir Castle, got hungry in between times, so she ordered bread, cakes, …

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Bread Baking Gluten and Yeast

As a professional baker it is strange to me why anyone would want to know the true chemistry of bread making. I have never met a scientist that bakes, and if I did he would probably give me some reason why we shouldn’t eat bread. Fresh baked bread smells so …

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How Eating Horseradish can be a Danger to Health

The raw grated root of the the Horseradish plant (Armoracia rusticana) is a condiment that is added to food to give it a pungent flavor. Horseradish is a perennial herb that has been used in food preparation for at least three thousand years. In 2011 horseradish was named as Herb of the …

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Cuba Cuban Cusine Cuban Food

Cuba, which is an island of the East Caribbean, includes a rich civilizing heritage which has paved the way for cooking traditions, which are as lively and diverse as the cultures that have helped in developing these delicious cooking skills. Apart from the ancient Cuban nationals, the people of Spain …

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An Introduction to the Indonesian Rijsttafel or Rice Table

The Rijsttafel or rice table is an Indonesian culinary tradition that was invented by Dutch colonists during the time when they occupied Indonesia. It isn’t an indigenous Indonesian custom. It’s origins date back to the Dutch Colonial Era when it evolved as a way by Dutch citizens living in Indonesia …

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A Guide to Traditional Culinary Dishes of Singapore

Traditional culinary dishes of Singapore cannot be counted on the fingers of both hands. Land-scarce Singapore does not allow her lack of farming activities stop the flow of food onto tables to satiate her people’s appetites and love for food. This little island has gone through changes in governance, landscape …

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History of Jelly Beans

People from around the world have heard of and tasted the fruity sweetness that is presented in a bean-like form. This is one of the few candies, world-wide, that has withstood the test of time. This candy has even earned its very own holiday in America, which is thought to …

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How to Make Salsa

Three easy Traditional Mexican foods These authentic recipes will make you shine as a top Mexican chef. Pico de Gallo or “Chunky Salsa” Pico de Gallo, known as salsa, is the most basic element to any great Mexican dish. They will be begging for more of this fresh and tasty …

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