Are potatoes good for you?

Are Potatoes Good for You?

Potatoes get a bad rap due to their association with unhealthy snacks. After all, French fries are almost synonymous with junk food. However, this vegetable is much more than an entry on the menu of fast-food restaurants. Some Historical Facts First, a couple of interesting historical facts. Potatoes are native to the Peruvian-Bolivian Andes. The…

How Chicken Became a Global Food

How Chicken Became a Global Food

Who doesn’t love chicken? No, really: who doesn’t? Most cultures seem to have embraced this bird as an important part of their gastronomic traditions. No matter where you are, you can rest assured that the locals have come up with an unexpectedly delicious way to serve chicken. The numbers support the importance of chicken. Poultry…

Why Is It Important to Eat Vegetables?

Why Is It Important to Eat Vegetables?

That vegetables are good for you is conventional wisdom by know. But why is it important to eat vegetables regularly? If you ask us, the main reason is that they are delicious, but there are other extremely compelling arguments in favor of veggies. Nutrients The first reason to love vegetables is that they are a…

Frequently Asked Questions About Tofu

Tofu: 5 Frequently Asked Questions

What is Tofu? First things first: What is tofu? This is a product of relatively neutral favor, very popular in the cuisines of Japan, China, Korea, and Southeast Asia. Tofu is made condensing soy milk and then pressing the resulting curds into cubes. The traditional coagulant used to make this traditional food is nigari, or…

Aioli, the soul of Provence

Aioli, a Condiment Worthy of a Poet

From sake to Mexican salsas, condiments have a way to concentrate and reveal the culinary personality of a country. Another good example of this phenomenon is aioli. This Mediterranean garlic sauce that has come to represent the soul of Provence, the historical and cultural region in Southeastern France. A Condiment Worthy of a Poet If…