Curiosities

Curious articles and info from the culinary world.
Exceptional Venetian Dishes you Simply Must Try
Exceptional Venetian Dishes you Simply Must Try
08 Aug.
Traditionally, the fish is marinated or salted before eating, with the aim of preserving it for longer periods of time. One of the most popular fish ...
The Top 5 Most Influential Chefs in the World
The Top 5 Most Influential Chefs in the World
14 July
For many, cooking is just a daily chore, for others it's an entire art form. Today, some names from the past are world-famous with their culinary ...
An Ice Cream Diet - is it Possible?
An Ice Cream Diet - is it Possible?
11 July
Be careful about what kinds of diets you get involved in because oftentimes a great majority of them turn out to be nothing but a marketing trick for ...
Eat These Foods so Mosquitoes Don't Bite you
Eat These Foods so Mosquitoes Don't Bite you
22 June
A clever way of repelling mosquitoes is to eat certain foods that contain vitamin B1. We don't sense its aroma but mosquitoes do sense it in our blood and ...
Egyptian Cuisine - a Heaven for Vegetarians!
Egyptian Cuisine - a Heaven for Vegetarians!
20 June
Egyptian cuisine is a heaven for vegetarians, since it's based primarily on the consumption of vegetables.
Soda Tax Passed - Find out Where
Soda Tax Passed - Find out Where
17 June
The Philadelphia City Council has passed a 1. 5 cents-per-ounce tax on all sweet and diet beverages. The typical soda can is exactly 12 fl ounces. With the ...
Never Order These Foods in Italy
Never Order These Foods in Italy
16 June
But just so you don't leave your Italian waiter completely bemused, it's important to know that many of the dishes which have been labeled as Italian over ...
Tea Over the Centuries
Tea Over the Centuries
08 June
Tea is one of the oldest beverages known to man. Its history dates back millennia for the Chinese, while only a mere few centuries for the West. Tea finds ...
Spätzle - Germany's Favorite Noodle!
Spätzle - Germany's Favorite Noodle!
10 May
Spätzle is a type of noodle made from eggs that is part of traditional German cuisine. The main ingredients of Spätzle are: eggs (mandatory), flour and a ...
The World's Strangest Mushroom: Devil's Fingers
The World's Strangest Mushroom: Devil's Fingers
28 Mar.
Mother nature is never short on surprises. Case in point is the mushroom Clathrus archeri, with its rather strange and even sinister appearance. It's more ...