Simon de Swaan provides with different food quotes every day, often from literary and philosophical sources, but also from his 900+ cookbook and food book collection. It always makes for an interesting read!
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The Marche (or Marches) is a region in central Italy’s eastern coast, or in the middle of the back of the “boot” on the Adriatic Sea. The rivers that run through it are the Metauro, Potenza, Tronto and Nera. There are a diverse number of microclimates thanks to the rolling hills off the Adriatic Coast and the Apennines Mountains, the rivers and the lowland areas. This affords wine-makers many choices between cool and warm climate grape growing conditions.
Civilization and wine culture has been in the region since ancient times, starting with the Greeks, through the Etruscans, Romans, Byzantines and Lombards. In the 8th century, the Franks, including Charlemagne, began annexing the Marches to the papacy. This resulted in a heated land dispute between the Vatican and the ruling emperors, who attempted to retain portions of it as “fiefs,” which were controlled by various nobility. In the 10th century, the name “Marches,” which means Read more »
Five big things will decide what this country looks like next year and in the 20 years to follow, but here’s a guarantee for you: you’re not going to hear about them in the upcoming presidential debates. Yes, there will be questions and answers focused on deficits, taxes, Medicare, the Pentagon, and education, to which you already more or less know the responses each candidate will offer. What you won’t get from either Mitt Romney or Barack Obama is a little genuine tough talk about the actual state of reality in these United States of ours. And yet, on those five subjects, a little reality would go a long way, while too little reality (as in the debates to come) is a surefire recipe for American decline.
So here’s a brief guide to what you won’t hear this Wednesday or in the other presidential and vice-presidential debates later in the month. Think of these as five hard truths that will determine the future of this country.
Place beef in a 4-quart slow cooker. Crush caraway seeds with the bottom of a saucepan or meat tenderizer. Transfer to a small bowl and stir in paprika, salt and pepper. Sprinkle the beef with the spice mixture and toss to coat ...
A GREENS' bid to tighten food labelling laws went before the Federal Parliament for the third time this year on Monday.
The bill seeks to change current laws which allow some foods to be labelled "Made in Australia" when the food was grown overseas and re-packaged here.
Greens MP Adam Bandt read the bill in the House of Representatives. It is due for a second reading on Tuesday.
"The language (on food labels) is unnecessarily confusing," he said.
"We can have clear labelling that lets Australians know if they are buying Australian-grown food, and if that product has been processed in Australia."
While the 2008 Blewett Review recommended changes to food labelling laws and the government response said it would take action within two years, little has been done.
Various government ministers have said the issue requires the agreement of the states and that the government was working with the states, but no resolutions have been reached in the four years since the review was completed.
On the same day Mr Bandt again raised the issue, food labelling campaign group Australian Made Australia Grown released survey results revealing 40% of consumers surveyed found it hard to decipher the language on food labels.
This year the mushroom hunting has been prolific! Every couple days we head into the woods with the Good Doctor, Gaggi and bring home baskets full in no time! The weather conditions are just right...(A full blog post with photos to come!) So what better way to enjoy our bounty than with a rich decadent porcini risotto topped with truffle oil made by our neighbor Alessandro Rossi! The kitchen will smell outright divine!
Porcini Risotto - Risotto ai Porcini
4 Tablespoons olive oil 1 onion, chopped 1 garlic clove 8 oz of fresh Porcini diced ( or other type of wild mushroom) 5 cups or so fresh vegetable stock/ chicken stock 3/4 cup dry white wine scant 2 cups risotto rice - Arborio or Carnaroli are best salt & pepper Parmesan cheese chopped Parsley to taste Truffle Oil (use it if you got it!)
Urban farming thrives after city changesMinnesota DailyMinneapolis is at the forefront of urban agriculture, said Jane Shey, a coordinator with the Homegrown Minneapolis Food Council, a project to create more urban farming in the city.
It turns out, making apple butter in the crock pot is pretty darn easy. Once you've made your applesauce, just put it in your crock pot and add sugar, cinnamon, cloves, and allspice to taste. (You can add any spice you like, ...
ICE is the mix of a lamp, mood lighting and recipe database that can assist in making your cooking and dining experience even more delightful. The theme for this year’s Electrolux Design Lab was to create appliances that enhance your cooking experience by livening your senses. The ICE adheres to this in many ways.
This child's brain -- brought to you by McDonald's.
Finally, there's proof of what most parents already know: food ads work really well on kids.
Researchers have found the most popular food companies have branded the brains of young people in such a powerful and genetic way, just seeing a logo trips the pleasure and reward switches in their young heads.
This means, on cue, if they see certain company names, their appetite controls are triggered. Although the same doesn't happen with logos for items not connected to food -- say, BMW versus Rice Krispies. . . .