How to shuck an oyster. Video by Seri Kattan-Wright.
Archives for June 2014
You just can’t escape a barbecue grill on the Fourth of July. The holiday demands outdoor cooking followed by fireworks. And the curious thing about Americans’ Independence Day food traditions is that they are not confined to one or two expected dishes. Almost anything goes. When I lived in Arlington, Mass., July 4 was an […]
How did the black-eyed pea become a symbol of good luck? No one knows for sure but a good guess is that an ancient farmer, through practical experience knew that spent black-eyed pea plants could enrich his soil and therefore he considered them good luck. As with all legumes, black-eyed peas have nitrogen-giving nodules on […]
Bulgur is a durum wheat product used in the Middle East. After the durum wheat harvest the raw hard wheat is cleaned and sun-dried, traditionally, in the towns on the flat terrace roofs of homes. The wheat berries are separated from the chaff and boiled in water for two hours until they are about to […]
Every one who loves Italian food knows what zuppa di pesce is. Or do they? It simply means fish soup but is actually more a fish stew. There is no one recipe as every little seaside town or fishing port has a notable local fish stew or zuppa di pesce. And you too […]