Curiosities

Curiosities

Curious articles and info from the culinary world.
Exceptional Venetian Dishes you Simply Must TryExceptional Venetian Dishes you Simply Must Try
08 Aug.
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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 specialties in Venice is baccala mantecato (cod in sauce).
The Top 5 Most Influential Chefs in the WorldThe Top 5 Most Influential Chefs in the World
14 July
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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 masterpieces. Here they are. . .
An Ice Cream Diet - is it Possible?An Ice Cream Diet - is it Possible?
11 July
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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 advertising one product or another, while ultimately, the victims are you and your entire body.
Eat These Foods so Mosquitoes Don't Bite youEat These Foods so Mosquitoes Don't Bite you
22 June
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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 leave us alone.
Egyptian Cuisine - a Heaven for Vegetarians!Egyptian Cuisine - a Heaven for Vegetarians!
20 June
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Egyptian cuisine is a heaven for vegetarians, since it's based primarily on the consumption of vegetables.
Soda Tax Passed - Find out WhereSoda Tax Passed - Find out Where
17 June
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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 new tax, the price of a can of that size will jump by 18 cents.
Never Order These Foods in ItalyNever Order These Foods in Italy
16 June
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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 the years, in reality are not. Most of them aren't even listen in restaurant menus.
Tea Over the CenturiesTea Over the Centuries
08 June
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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 it way to the kitchen table of people of all nationalities and ages.
Spätzle - Germany's Favorite Noodle!Spätzle - Germany's Favorite Noodle!
10 May
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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 little salt.
The World's Strangest Mushroom: Devil's FingersThe World's Strangest Mushroom: Devil's Fingers
28 Mar.
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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 commonly known as Devil's Fingers or Octopus Stinkhorn.