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How to Roast Vegetables

How to Roast Vegetables

Grilling vegetables is great for the summer months, but the winter months call for a different kind of preparation called roasting. Roasted vegetables are a wonderful addition to any meal that requires rich hearty flavor without all those extra calories and unhealthy fats...

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Flavor Characteristics of Spices

Flavor Characteristics of Spices

Spices give aroma, color, flavor, and sometimes even texture to food. Each spice, chile, or herb has specific, unique chemical compounds that create these sensual qualities. Even casual cooks are probably able to identify the four most well-known flavor profiles- bitter...

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All Olive Oil is Not Created Equally

All Olive Oil is Not Created Equally

Learning more about olive oil will both inspire your cooking and surprise you. There is almost a scandalous aura around the olive oil industry, especially surrounding the foreign olive oils that we import to the United States. In 2010, there was a study conducted by the UC...

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Spanish Spices and Herbs

Spanish Spices and Herbs

When you think of Spanish foods you may think of warm empanadas, rice and beans, and paella. These are classic and full of flavor, not unlike most of the food from this part of the world. Many Spanish households still prepare their meals by hand, stopping at farmer’s markets...

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