Photo of carnitas taco illustrates blog: "How Are Carnitas Made?"

How Are Carnitas Made?

Carnitas is a Mexican pork dish so delicious that Mexicans reserve it for Sundays or special occasions such as weddings or local festivities. In this post, we discuss the history of carnitas and explain how carnitas are made.  When Were Carnitas Invented? As is often the case with popular dishes, sketching out a history of…

Photo of artichokes on cutting board illustrates blog: "When Are Artichokes in Season?"

When Are Artichokes in Season?

It’s no secret that fresh food is the best food, and artichokes are no exception to this simple truth. With that in mind, in this article, we explain when artichokes are in season, along with other interesting facts about artichokes. When Are Artichokes in Season? Artichokes are large perennial plants native to the western and…

Photo of a pile of sesame seeds illustrates blog: "Where Do Sesame Seeds Come From?"

Where Do Sesame Seeds Come From?

You know sesame seeds: after all, burger buns wouldn’t be the same without these tiny, slightly crunchy, oil-rich seeds. But where do they come from?  Where Do Sesame Seeds Come From? Sesame seeds come from an annual plant known as sesamum indicum, or benne.  Since antiquity, benne has been grown for its seeds, which are…

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Where Does Spaghetti Come From?

One of the most iconic Italian dishes, spaghetti boasts a complicated, fascinating story. Learn where spaghetti comes from, plus other interesting facts about the king of pasta. Where Does Spaghetti Come From? As everyone knows, Spaghetti is one of the most popular Italian dishes. But where does it come from, exactly? The answer is more…

Photo of salmon fillet illustrates blog: "What Is Blackened Salmon? "

What Is Blackened Salmon? 

Did you know that salmon is the second most-consumed seafood species in the United States? With this background in mind, it’s no surprise to discover that there are myriad ways to prepare salmon, including by blackening it. Keep reading to learn more. What Is Blackened Salmon? When we talk about blackened salmon, we refer to…