Photo of meat dish with basil on top illustrates blog: "Where Does Basil Come From?"

Where Does Basil Come From?

From Laos to Italy, basil is one of the world’s most popular culinary herbs. But where does it come from?  Keep reading to learn more about basil, from its origins to some ways to use it.  Where Does Basil Come From? Scientists believe that basil (scientific name Ocimum basilicum) originated in India thousands of years…

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What Is Shepherd’s Pie?

If you are into hearty, with an unmistakable British touch, you are going to love shepherd’s pie. From its origins to some preparation tips, here’s everything you need to know about this delicious dish.  What Is Shepherd’s Pie? Regardless of the time and place, there’s one thing that doesn’t change: housewives hate to waste food.…

4 Reasons to Love Green Beans

4 Reasons to Love Green Beans

Green beans, also known as string beans, are a popular side dish you can find everywhere from picnics to holiday meals—here are four reasons to always keep them on your grocery shopping list.    Green Beans Are Nutritious Green beans are a scrumptious way to add vitamins to your diet. They contain vitamin A, C, E,…

A classic of Japanese cuisine, tempura has a surprising and delicious backstory. For example, did you know that the name of this dish comes from Latin? Keep reading to learn this and other surprising facts about tempura.  

What Is Tempura?

A classic of Japanese cuisine, tempura has a surprising and delicious backstory. For example, did you know that the name of this dish comes from Latin? Keep reading to learn this and other surprising facts about tempura.   What Is Tempura? Tempura is a typical Japanese dish that consists of food (usually vegetables or seafood) that…

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4 Spooky Dishes to Celebrate Halloween

Halloween is almost here—a time to enjoy, have fun, and get goosebumps everywhere, even at the table. That’s why today we bring you four spooky dishes from around the world to celebrate Halloween. Linguine “Little tongues” sounds like an item on a witch’s shopping list. Instead, linguine (“little tongues” in Italian) is a type of…