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Artichokes
It's been said that aspects of the artichoke resemble lobster - their defensive exteriors guarding treasure within, both of them enter our kitchens low fat sources of protein, but are often found in proximity of ramekins of melted butter by the time they hit the dinner table.
Jerk: Jamaica's answer to American barbecue
It may not have the plate presentation of sushi, a fancy name like tandoori or require expensive, exotic seasonings like saffron, but jerk cooking has been making its way into restaurants across America and throughout the world since the 1980s.
The Food of Southern Italy
How does northern Italian cooking differ from southern Italian cooking? This is a mighty difficult question to answer without writing a book.
A Garden in the Sea
Mendocino couple introduces Americans to the age-old flavor of seaweed.
Wine, cocktails, tea, coffee
The Perfect Martini
The perfect Martini is elusive. You're unlikely to find one in a bar-- most of today's bartenders are part on the Pina Colada generation and don't have the patience or expertise to do the job correctly. If you want one, you're probably going to make it yourself.
Confessions of a Reluctant Yerba Mate Drinker
Yerba mate, or Ilex paraguariensis, comes from an evergreen tree that grows up to 20 meters high in the wild, but when cultivated is usually between 4-8 meters. The caffeinated drink, which takes its name from a Spanish word for herb and the Quechua for cup, supposedly has numerous health benefits and has been popular in South America since ancient times.

Rum in the Sun
The best rums today, we are told by the experts, now stand on the Cognac plateau and many should be considered as sipping drinks. If you must have a mixed drink, then it is in your own best interest to marry your precious spirit to equally upscale partners.

The Pleasures of Bock
Just what is a bock beer, anyway? Is it the crud from the bottom of fermentation vessels? No way - this remains strictly a much-spoken myth (a good thing, since there just isn't much of a market for sediment as a beverage).

 


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