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Seasonings and Spices: There’s a Difference

I mentioned the difference between seasonings and spices in my recent post about the Mystery and Magic of White Pepper. and got a pile of questions on the topic. I’ll try to answer them in this follow-up. But I guarantee my answers will generate even more questions on this arcane subject…

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Scathing McD’s Reviews… Are They Justified?

Somebody has put together a collection of ‘Horrifying’ McDonald’s reviews on the Web. I usually take the side of the critics who pan the chain restaurants, and champion the fresh food, freshly made approach. But I just can’t agree with these downright nasty comments about McD’s

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An Easter Lamb’s Tail… or Tale

Petey, this one’s for you! For everybody else, my dear friend Peter called last week looking for advice. His Easter Leg of Lamb should have come out a masterpiece, but, instead, it was ‘toast’. More precisely, in his words: Shoe Leather. However, there are lots of ways to avoid overcooking Lamb…

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White Pepper: Mystery And Magic…

Do you know the difference between good old, every-day Black Pepper and its more-exotic cousin, White Pepper? Have you ever used White Pepper in your cooking? If not, you’ve been missing out on one of life’s simple culinary pleasures! Behold the mystery and magic of White Pepper…

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BPA Is Back In The News

BPA – formally, Bisphenol A – has been condemned by healthy eating activists and some medical authorities as a carcinogen. However, the jury is still out on just how much it takes to trigger a tumor. A new study reveals that we get what sounds like a lot of exposure to BPA from food cans…

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Breakfast Spreads Schizophrenia: Grams or Mls?

I can’t stand it any longer. I just have to know. And, as result, so do you: Why do they sell Jams and Jellies by volume (fluid oz./ml) and other spreads – Honey, Peanut Butter, Nutella, you name it – by weight (oz./gram)? Herewith follows a digest of my recent in-depth research into this vexing issue…

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