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    Taste | Kebabs: Quick, versatile and easy to prepare | Food & Cooking

    Niki Davis FOR THE SOUTHERN Kebabs are a quick and versatile dinner that can be prepared on an outdoor grill or open fire as well as under your broiler indoors. The combination of flavors is seemingly endless with various ingredients, marinades and spices. They can be prepared on a budget – a little meat will go a long way – or you can splurge on more expensive ingredients.  Although most commonly known as kebabs or shish kebabs in the United States, skewered   Read More

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    Taste | Cooking with lavender | Food & Cooking

    The different varieties of lavender grown at the Shawnee Hills Lavender farm near Cobden have a variety of uses. You can use lavender to flavor your water, tea, ore lemonade by adding 1 teaspoon dried lavender buds to 1 gallon of water. Then cover and refrigerate for 2 to 8 hours before serving.  Although many modern homecooks shy away from its use, lavender flowers and leaves can be used fresh in a variety   Read More

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    Taste of the sea: An oyster flavor guide | Food-and-cooking

    Chad “Tex” Metcalf, the sales and logistics manager for Cherrystone Aqua-Farms, is affectionately called an oyster sales “shaman and guru” by his colleagues because of his detailed knowledge of the oyster industry. He says he works with fishmongers, restaurants, grocery stores and other retailers to determine the best oyster for their customers. “There are four factors that help me recommend a particular oyster: appearance, regionality, flavor and ‘shuckability,’” says Metcalf. “Some prefer bayside oysters, others the seaside oysters. Some are more focused on price and availability, while others on appearance and size. Shell integrity, which we refer to as   Read More

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    Taste of fame: Cook asparagus risotto with celebrity Chef Lidia Bastianich during virtual cooking class

    Chef Lidia Bastianich won’t be alone as she prepares her famous Springtime Asparagus Risotto with Shrimp in her home in Boston next month. The celebrity chef is headlining WCNY’s Taste of Fame on a live Zoom event on May 21, allowing guests to cook alongside her from their own homes with ingredients delivered by Sunbasket. Bastianich, the Emmy award-winning host of “Lidia’s Kitchen” on public television, will also host WCNY’s in-person dinner on Oct. 15 at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown. Bastianich said she initially wanted to be a pediatrician and only cooked for her family with her grandmother or when   Read More

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    I’m A Food Writer And I Lost My Sense Of Taste To COVID-19

    It’s not unusual for human beings to forge strong emotional connections to food. We all know that feeling of satisfaction or pleasant nostalgia when we take a bite of our favorite dish or partake in the ritual of eating. But when you make a living as a food writer, the stakes associated with your personal palate become even higher. I’ve been writing about the food and beverage world as a freelance journalist for several years, and I’ve now reached the point where my entire livelihood comes from sharing stories about ingredients, culinary techniques, recipes and memorable flavors. And that’s why,   Read More

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    These canned food recipes taste just as good as fresh

    It’s in the can Having the essential canned foods in your pantry helps you save money and time but doesn’t mean you have to compromise on flavor. Sometimes you can even improve it and many canned foods are equally nutritious as fresh. Be inspired by our top recipes that make clever use of canned food heroes. Microsoft may earn an Affiliate Commission if you purchase something through recommended links in this article. Plum tomatoes: rigatoni with amatriciana sauce Without a doubt, tinned tomatoes are the most essential can for the cupboard. They’re great value so spend a   Read More

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    Local Eats: Abeshi Ghanaian Cuisine brings a taste of West Africa to West Michigan

    MUSKEGON, MI – Abeshi Ghanaian Cuisine presents a slice of Tacitus Bailey-Yabani’s culture to customers in West Michigan. Bailey-Yabani moved to Muskegon from Ghana seven years ago. In 2018, he won StartGarden’s 5X5 Night competition to launch his food truck, which offers “what I grew up with and what my grandma used to cook for me,” Bailey-Yabani said. Abeshi presents food inspired by West African cooking — recipes that are “very close to my heart,” Bailey-Yabani said. The word abeshi means “I’m here.” Crossing from West Africa to West Michigan, Bailey-Yabani uses “abeshi” to chronicle his relocation, finding a home   Read More

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    Canned food recipes that really taste as good as fresh

    It’s in the can Having the essential canned foods in your pantry helps you save money and time but doesn’t mean you have to compromise on flavor. Sometimes you can even improve it and many canned foods are equally nutritious as fresh. Be inspired by our top recipes that make clever use of canned food heroes. Microsoft may earn an Affiliate Commission if you purchase something through recommended links in this article. Plum tomatoes: rigatoni with amatriciana sauce Without a doubt, tinned tomatoes are the most essential can for the cupboard. They’re great value so spend a   Read More

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    This is How Long It Can Take to Get Taste Back After COVID-19, Doctors Say

    Refinery29 No, It’s Not Too Late To Get A Flu Shot Time can be so slippery — especially this year. One minute, you’re unpacking your fall sweaters and making a mental note to get the flu shot. And the next, somehow there’s snow on the ground, and you wonder if you’ve totally missed your window. If that’s you, we have good news: “It’s not too late,” says Dr. Jake Deutsch, MD, chief medical officer of Cure Urgent Care. Although The Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends folks get their influenza vaccines by the end of October, it notes   Read More

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    Movers & Shakers: Chef Kristi Brown believes ‘there’s no taste like home’

    Welcome to Movers & Shakers; a series where we look deep into PNW life for people who are making moves, doing big things, and who are just – in general – being rad. Seattle is full of multi-talented and multi-faceted people, many at the intersection of technology and the arts. How do they find the time? What’s their secret? Well, friends, we’re here to find out. Meet Movers & Shakers; aka Seattle Refined attempting to capture the not-so-secret lives of impressive locals. Have a recommendation for us? Email hello@seattlerefined.com. “Everybody’s gotta eat!” — that’s the mantra that chef Kristi Brown  Read More

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