Mexican food satiates the appetite with savory spices, hot chiles, and delicious ingredients engulfing all the senses. At times some of the meals may look the same making it hard to distinguish between the two foods. Flautas and taquitos are two different dishes, which look very similar but are defined by the types of tortilla ...continue reading What’s the Difference between a Flauta and a Taquito

Organic produce is worth more money especially if you grow your own vegetables because then you can eat some, off set higher costs, and possibly even sell the rest to a farmers market, or a natural food distribution chain. If one isn't so entrepreneurial then that means more home grown vegetables for you and/or more ...continue reading Why Organic Food is Worth the Extra Cost – Yes

Morels are considered a culinary delicacy in many parts of the world. The morel is a graceful cone-shaped mushroom with a porous head that greatly resembles a sponge and has a faintly-colored hollow stem. Both the shape and the taste of the morel are distinctive which makes it highly unlikely to be confused with the look and taste ...continue reading Why Morel Mushrooms are often Found in Burned over Areas

When you are newly diagnosed as needing to be on a gluten-free diet and are stocking your pantry, the following staples should be on your grocery list. Once you acclimate yourself to eating without wheat, you will find more and more choices on food shelves. Kroger is becoming quite gluten-free friendly; WalMart is not. Of ...continue reading What should be on a gluten-free grocery list

Watercress (Nasturtium officinale) is a perennial plant that grows in springs and fresh flowing water, ponds and even in very damp soil. As the scientific name implies, this plant is closely related to the common garden nasturtium (which is also very edible). Description This plant is a member of the Brassica family, which includes cabbage, ...continue reading Wonderfully edible wild watercress

So the roommate with the mom that bakes just dropped out of school, and he took the pots, frying pans, and the three plates you hadn't used for skeet shooting practice with him. You're hungry, you've got nothing in the fridge, and class starts in 45 minutes. What do you do? Simple - order a ...continue reading Why is Pizza the Ultimate College Meal

When it comes to cutting meat, you'll often see the terms "with the grain" or "against the grain." They're usually used when the recipe's talking about how tender the meat has to be. What is the grain? The "grain" that the cookbook's talking about is the direction of the muscle fibres in the meat. "With the ...continue reading What does Cutting with or against the Grain mean when Cutting Meat

These days, everything must have a label, and that's the trouble with English food - it's so diverse, it's impossible to label it in a way that will have people from other countries salivating at the very thought of it. There's the great English breakfast - which is wonderful, as we know. When the Channel Tunnel opened, ...continue reading Why England is not known for its Cooking