Everyday Meals

What Is a Michelada and How Do You Make One?

Though it’s not quite as pervasive as its more popular cousin, the Bloody Mary, the michelada has a lot to offer. Here’s what you need to know about the classic Mexican cocktail:  What Is a Michelada?  Cooking dinner shouldn’t be complicated A michelada is a type of cerveza preparada, or Mexican beer cocktail. All cerveza […]

Everyday Meals

What Is Carpaccio and How Do You Make It?

Here’s everything you need to know about carpaccio, a traditional Italian dish with a colorful history:  What Is Carpaccio?  Cooking dinner shouldn’t be complicated Carpaccio is an Italian appetizer of thinly sliced raw meat drizzled with lemon juice and olive oil. It’s traditionally made with beef, but can be made with fish (specifically salmon or […]

Everyday Meals

What Is Calamari and How Do You Cook It?

Ever wondered what makes calamari so tasty? You’ve come to the right place:  What Is Calamari?  Cooking dinner shouldn’t be complicated “Calamari” is the Italian word for “squid.” In English, we use it to refer to squid meat that is eaten.  You’re likely familiar with fried calamari—you may have even ordered it recently at an […]

Everyday Meals

What Is Fish Sauce and How Do I Use It?

If you’re a fan of Thai, Vietnamese, or Indonesian cuisine, then you’ve probably sampled fish sauce. The salty, savory ingredient is used to add umami to dozens of popular dishes, such as pad thai, but can also be used to marinate meats, dress vegetables or punch up the flavor in soups or stews. It can […]

Everyday Meals

Why Do Some Bread Recipes Call For a Second Rise?

Amateur bakers quickly learn that making bread is a waiting game. Depending on the recipe and type of yeast used, rising alone can take anywhere from three to 24 hours, meaning that a lot of a baker’s energy goes toward keeping an eye on towel-covered dough. The entire process results in something delicious, but can […]

Everyday Meals

What Is Wine Flour, and How Do You Use It?

Nothing makes me more excited than being introduced to a new ingredient. Whether it’s a spice brought home from travel to exotic foreign climes, or a new condiment sourced at a local market, or some brand-new invention to just hit the market, it gets the creative juices flowing. For some folks, new ingredients like this […]

How-To

5 Things You Should Never Do With a Slice of Good Pizza

At Upside Pizza in Manhattan, co-founder Noam Grossman works really hard to make sure every pie tastes just right. He sources seasonal ingredients from the farmers’ market. He makes mozzerella fresh in the basement. The dough is made from a sourdough starter, not commercial yeast, a process that takes a lot of painstaking experimentation to get right. […]

Food Trends

Do You Really Need to Drink 8 Glasses of Water Every Day?

There’s a lot of disagreement within the nutrition sphere, but there is one health claim that seems to withstand the test of time—the “8×8” rule. It’s widely held that we should be consuming 64 ounces of water per day, or eight eight-ounce glasses of water. But is there actually any research behind this recommendation? More […]

Recipes

Taro do pyaja

It’s very nutritious TARO called ARBI Ingredients 2 cups washed and deep fried sliced TARO OR ARBI 2 big sliced onions 2-3 green chilli sliced Ginger garlic sliced estimated 1 tablespoon cumin seeds 1 tablespoon salt 1 tablespoon turmeric 1 tablespoon vegetable masala Half tablespoon red chilli powder 1 third black pepper powder 1 tablespoon […]