FOOD FUN: Why Ask Why? Food Trivia

Top: Crackers have pin holes so the air escapes and they don’t rise. Photo courtesy PantryPacker.com. Bottom: A checmical in mint tricks the brain info feeling coolness. Photo by Jeffrey Collingwood | SXC.   Here are some fun food facts adapted from TodayIFoundOut.com Why Chiles Taste Hot The heat in chiles comes from a colorless,…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Which Onion To Use For What

The different types of onions are not universally interchangeable. When a recipe calls for “an onion,” it would be helpful to know which one of the common onions—red, sweet, white or yellow—you should use. Yes, the recipe will still work if you use a yellow onion instead of a red onion; but using the right…
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RECIPE: Zucchini, Mushrooms & Onions

We’ve been seeing good deals on zucchini in our markets, so tried this recipe for zucchini, mushrooms and onions, from Pom Wonderful. If you don’t have pomegranate juice to deglaze the pan, you can simply use the sherry or Marsala. We left off the arils this time around, but their bright color creates a really…
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COOKING VIDEO: How To Dice Onions Like A Professional Chef

  Do you dice and slice onions “freestyle,” with mixed results? The same size pieces cook evenly. If your dice range from small to medium, the small pieces can burn while you’re waiting for the larger dice to soften. Watch a professional chef show you how to dice and slice onions the right way. Don’t…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Know The Different Types Of Onions

When should you use which type of onion? Onions come in all shapes and sizes, not to mention a variety of colors. Their textures and flavors can be quite different. Different types of onions can’t necessarily be substituted for one another. So how do you know which onions are best for which dishes? From French…
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