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What’s this? Pickling Foods

For centuries we have been preserving food as a means to secure surplus food supplies for long winters, famine and other times of need. One such method is pickling. Pickling is the process of preserving food by anaerobic fermentation in brine (salt) to produce lactic acid, or marinating and storing food in an acid solution […]

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What’s this?: Choosing and cooking fiddleheads

Nothing signifies spring like new buds on the trees and birds singing in the air. Everything starts to come out of winter hibernation and new life is born. We’ve had a slow start to our spring this year but spring has finally sprung in the food world! How would culinary gourmands decide this? well…Fiddleheads of […]

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What’s this? Muddlers and how to use them

As summer is near approaching, many start to reach for those refreshing cocktails that are built so effortlessly by talented bartenders…did someone say Mojito? Yummy! All you need is one essential bar tool – The Muddler. You may ask what’s that? A muddler is a bartender’s tool, used like a pestle to mash—or muddle—fruits, herbs, […]

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What’s this? Cooking with Chimmi Churri the Argentinian Way

Argentinian cuisine may be described as a cultural blending of Mediterranean influences (created by Italian and Spanish populations) with the abundant livestock and agricultural products native to the country. Argentinians have a reputation for their love of food and eating. Social gatherings are commonly centered on sharing a meal; invitations to have dinner in someone’s […]

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What’s this? How to smoke food at home

Smoking food is very simple! — The trick is practice and patience; the more you try, the better you can develop your perfect smoking technique! Smoking is the process of flavoring, cooking or preserving food by exposing it to the smoke from burning or smoldering wood. Meats and fish are the most common smoked foods, […]

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