Xanthan Gum is one of the most useful breakthroughs in terms of food science after discovering yeast. All natural, Xanthan Gum can be compared to yeast and vinegar. Being fermented from a type of bacteria called Xanthomonas campestris, it was named from the bacteria itself. Used worldwide, Xanthan Gum is very popular and beneficial as food additive.
Is Xanthan Gum harmless? What is the substitute? And where to buy them? Read more to know!Continue reading
Sale! Grapefruit! It is a season (January-April) wherein grapefruit is in abundance, so if you are a fruit person and love to hoard some while it is cheap by the dozen, its best as well to learn few tricks on how to store grapefruit to make it last longer.
Probably longer just in time for you to make that pie on grandma’s birthday or to bring some for the month end party. You will be surprised to learn that all is possible. Be amazed to discover these useful techniques to help you stretch your budget, organize plans and save time.Continue reading
There is a fact that cobia is a kind of fish that might be hard to catch. It could also weigh up to 100 pounds and could put up such a great fight and could break lines or burst through the nets.
But, if you could catch one, you are indeed for a real treat. Why? Because you definitely have varied ways on how to cook cobia and the almost nutty and sweet flavor of this fish is definitely incomparable.Continue reading
Many people nowadays are trying to be healthy and maybe some are trying to lose weight. But what if you are offered with something fried for lunch? What if you are offered with something refried? This might sound a big NO for health conscious people, but for others, there is no reason not to try it.
You are perhaps asking yourself as to “how long do refried beans last in the fridge”. Well, you are not alone, knowing that there are lots of people who do not know the exact answer. So, continue reading as we unveil the answer to this question in this article.Continue reading
A lot of good cooks automatically assume a lot of things about curry paste and powder that are not true. Some claim that one is better than the other and this is simply misleading to curry lovers everywhere.
Both have advantages and disadvantages and if you really want a great curry experience then it is best to know when to use which curry ingredient.Continue reading
Though food experimentation became an addicting activity, there would always be times when you get frustrated. You might encounter a recipe which requires a particular ingredient that’s as rare as a diamond to find like Kaffir lime leaves.
Though you have no choice but to say goodbye to the recipes with Kaffir leaves before, now there are known substitutes which you could use.Continue reading
Sauces can be so diverse as the species of the world. The recipes vary from one culture, country, and person to another. If you are curious and would like to do a little research, you’ll be surprised that there are existing American, Italian, and Asian sauces out there.
But for now, we are going to dig deeper to know more about the two unique but alike Italian sauces — Marinara sauce vs. Pizza sauce.Continue reading
Here are the important things you should know before trying any cornmeal or corn flour in cooking or baking! Both can be very similar and can be produced from the same source but wait!
Read this article first and discover how each one can affect the taste and texture of what you are cooking as well as how one is healthier than the other!Continue reading
Cacao and cocoa are just the perfect two ingredients for chocolate indulgence, let it be dark and bitter, semi-sweet or sweet – we all love those! They are produced from the same source and so we think they have the same affect on our diet and nutrition – but we are wrong!
They are the same thing but they are completely different! Read this article and familiarize yourself about the differences these two have!Continue reading
Are you confused on choosing the right cooking oil for your recipe? Through the years, many oils from various origins and brands were introduced to change the way foods were cooked. Among the popular ones are olive and canola because of their heart-friendly properties that attract the consumers. But as we all know, in cooking, there is only one oil to choose.
Though they portray some similarities, these oils are different from each other in a lot of factors. Therefore to ease your confusion, below is a differentiation of olive oil vs canola oil.Continue reading