fact or fiction
Is it a fact or is it merely fiction? Fact or Fiction explores the lesser known truths in the food universe.
6 Ways to Celebrate National Cherry Month
So, are you ready for 6 ways to celebrate National Cherry Month? With the days getting longer next month; Washington DC hosts a Cherry Blossom Festival from March 26th to April 16th.
Picnics in the Cold
I'm not quite white enough for White people, and barely brown enough for Mexicans, but I identify more with my Mexican half. I don't have to think hard about why. It's the food. Food is the glue of my Sonoran Mexican family and heritage. It's the chorizo and egg burritos my grandma made and wrapped in tin foil, that I think of every time I take a road trip. It's the tamale making on Christmas eve that carries on family tradition. It's the menudo and pazole I make when it's cold, that remind me of my aunts and uncles. My dad's homemade beef jerky takes me back to my immigrant grandfather's house where he hung meat from a cow that broke her leg on the ranch, on outdoor lines to dry in the Arizona heat. Even on the other side of my family, I can't help but think of my grandmother, a badass single mom of six - including a special needs child, at a time when society didn't recognize special needs - every time I eat potato salad with eggs. Food is the glue of my memories.
Excuse Me, But Did Our Waiter Go Home?
Well. The world went and got itself into a big, murky mess and here we are….all of us, just trying to figure out how to buy some potting soil or take a ride or get out of the house. I realize that most of the constraints have lessened, but we are still a bit trapped in a world and time we never thought would happen. So……
What Is the "b": 4 Possible Reasons IHOP Is Rebranding
For sixty or so years, starving and/or drunken patrons without a whole lot of money have frequented IHOP's across this great and prosperous nation. Their assertion to be the International House of Pancakes has been indeed their claim to fame, although, quite ironically, this title is only is recognized in the good old United States of America. But now, the end of an era is upon us all. For whatever reason, possibly a variety of them, just not their sales, as those are up a whopping fifty percent, IHOP is getting its name flipped upside down, turning the pleasant to say IHOP to the strange to say IHOb. What? Right?
Apples, A Love Story I looked it up online and I found lists containing anywhere between 16 to 22 or more idioms with apples in the English language. OMG! What’s them apples about anyhow?
THE END OF AFTERMATH PART V: THE BEGINNING OF AFTERMATH
Previously: (Part 5 of a 5 part series) "What if a bunch of restaurant people lived through a messy restaurant closure. Then, after leaving their last shift, they discovered the world was literally ending? That's the Aftermath concept. But, it's not always going to be the end of the world. Most often, it's only the end of humanity."
The Aftermath Restaurant Trilogy (Part IV)
Previously: (Part 4 of a 5 part series) "I want everyday folks to understand and appreciate the intricacies of restaurants. I think that complexity is best relayed through stories. Think of it this way. Aftermath: A concept album about taking care of people with food, written by the lying voices in my head. (We're starting in the studio and then going on tour.)"
Aftermath Restaurant: Part II (More Math)
Previously: (Part 2 of a 5 part series) A guy tries to build a career in the restaurant business. "Like Jane and Michael Banks, I composed a list for my choice position. It needed to be well-established. Stable. There should be space to advance. It also had to have a professional reputation and offer a quality product. If it treated its employees well and involved an easy commute, gravy. I could ride my golden unicorn to work every day with my head held high."
A Restaurant in the Aftermath
APOLOGIES: This will meander, and it continues over five posts. SPOILERS: I'm trying to figure out how to make you dinner (or lunch). NOTE: The following is true. I'm a real person. The fiction comes later. LASTLY: If interested, I'd be obliged if you'd do the usual internet funk-pop. Read Regularly, Blazon the Bits (share), and Tick the Ticker (🖤).*
People are sharing their best "secret" cooking tips and tricks that can't be found in cookbooks or on the internet.
Cooking is an art form, and reading recipes can only teach you so much. Sometimes all you have to do is test out new techniques and ingredients for yourself. "What is your secret technique that you've never seen in a cookbook or online?" Redditor u/katieasaur wondered. Some of the comments were intriguing, and I'm looking forward to trying them out in my own kitchen.
Belgium-The country known for chocolates
The controversy over what might properly be called "Belgian chocolate" is driven by some Belgian traditional chocolates bought from non-Belgian companies and even the export of production from Belgium. Ignace Van Dorseler, executive director of the Neuhaus chocolatier, emphasizes that in our words the Belgian word means manufacturing, headquarters, and property ... But outside the EU - a protected food situation for those remaining 100 Belgian chocolatiers with chocolate from Belgium. a mark that is difficult to protect.
Common Cooking Myths That You Probably Thought Were True
Cooking is an art. It's also a science, and there are many myths out there that people believe to be true because of the way they're told them by their parents or grandparents. Whether you want to become a professional chef in a fancy chef coat and hat or just a home cook, you need to know the reality of these misconceptions about cooking.