The tomato is used in more sauces, canned in more soups, drunk in more juices—to say nothing at all about Bloody Marys—put in more salads, slopped on more pizzas, grown in more home gardens, and pinched, poked, and haggled over in more markets than any 10 of its closest competitors. Not a bad track record for a berry once thought to be an evil aphrodisiac.
"No one who cooks, cooks alone. Even at her most solitary, a cook in the kitchen is surrounded by generations of cooks past." Author Laurie Colwin explained why cookbooks are essential for modern-day homemakers, but nowadays the market is quickly becoming oversaturated. Not only are chefs and Food Network hosts publishing cookbook after cookbook, but every celebrity also wants to showcase their favorite recipes. To help narrow down the selection, we have chosen the tastiest celebrity cookbooks that every cook should add to their collection. Whether your tastes resemble those of Gwenyth Paltrow, Sheryl Crow, or Olivia Newton-John, these celebrity-curated recipes are sure to be a hit at your next dinner party.
Breakfast is indeed the most important meal of the day. You know this; it's been drilled into you since you were a child and your mother forced you to eat something before rushing off to school. The real question is: what are the best foods to eat in the morning?
Crock pot recipes are a lifesaver, because for many people, cooking a giant meal can be time consuming, messy and an overall chore. It seems impossible to avoid recipes that require constant attention or leave you with a mountain of dishes to take care of after all the work is done. Crock pot recipes, however, take most of the hard work out of the cooking process. Here are some of the best:
During the Civil War, food shortages were common and soldiers needed to be able to carry food for days. Consequently, the food they ate was meant to keep people alive, with a rare delight mixed in here and there.
Pho is considered a national dish for the Vietnamese. To some extent, it is held as a reflection of the heritage and daily life of the people of Vietnam. In layman’s terms, pho is a Vietnamese noodle soup that is traditionally made with chicken or beef broth, spiced with various flavors and topped with different herbs. Because of its complex flavors and deceptive simplicity, pho captured the attention of many people in the West when it was brought over via Vietnamese immigration. Events such as the unification of Vietnam under the French rule and others also delineate the history of pho; what follows is an exploration of this most beloved of Vietnamese dishes.