What Is Fennel?

What Is Fennel?

Today we learn more about fennel, a white-green plant that can turn any dish into a feast of fragrances and flavors that will delight you as well as your family and guests. What Is Fennel? Fennel is a flavorful plant native to Southern Europe and Asia Minor and cultivated in temperate regions all over the…

The Nutrition Benefits of Sweet Potatoes

The Nutrition Benefits of Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes are starchy vegetables consumed worldwide. They are delicious, easy to prepare, and also offer many health benefits. Without further ado, here are the nutrition benefits of sweet potatoes. Sweet Potatoes Pack a Lot of Nutrients In addition to being delicious, this vegetable is also rich in nutrients. For example, one cup (238 g.)…

Who Invented Barbecue?

Who Invented Barbecue?

Barbecue is one of the most American dishes, up there with apple pie and cheeseburgers. At the same time, few foods have regional variations that inspire such fierce loyalty among locals. No doubt, this dish is an important part of American culture. But who invented barbecue? Taino Origins According to the most accredited versions, barbecue…

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…