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4 Tips To Enhance The Flavor Of Wine

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Wine is a complex beverage with a long and illustrious history. You don’t have to be a sommelier to enjoy wine. Here are four tips that can enhance your experience the next time you open a bottle of wine, whether it is a bordeaux blend or any other favorite: 1. Serve wine at the proper temperature. The temperature of wine can affect its taste. Red wine should be served slightly cooler than room temperature for the best experience. Read More»

4 Delicious Regional Pizza Styles

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Pizza styles differ depending on where you are. If you walk into a pizza restaurant in New Haven, you will get a much different slice of pizza than you would in New York City. That said, here are 4 famous regional styles to familiar yourself with. New Haven Style In New Haven, pizza is made with only oregano, tomato sauce and some grated hard cheese (such as pecorino romano.) Unlike a NYC or Chicago style, mozzarella is considered a topping, so you have to order it like you would pepperoni or mushrooms. Read More»

3 Chocolate Desserts Coffee Lovers Will Love

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If you’re a coffee lover, then you should try a dessert that incorporates coffee into the recipe. A particularly lovely pairing is chocolate and coffee. They are both dark, complex flavors that work well in tandem. Below is a quick overview of 3 of the best chocolate and coffee desserts around. Coffee And Kahula Brownies Brownies are dense and rich. A great way to deepen the flavor is to incorporate a dark roast coffee, such as Italian roast, as well as a coffee flavored liqueur into the batter. Read More»

How To Make Mtuzi Wa Samaki: A Flavorful Tanzanian Dish

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Tanzania lies along the east coast of the African continent. Thanks to its coastal location, fish-based dishes have become popular in the cuisine. Favored with coconut milk and Madras curry, Mtuzi wa Samaki – or fish and coconut curry – is a quintessential Tanzanian dish. Here’s how to make some delicious Mtuzi wa Samaki in your own home. Ingredients: 1 12 pounds skinless halibut, cut into 8 - 10 pieces 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 12 cup chicken stock or vegetable stock 3 cloves garlic, minced 4 large fresh tomatoes, chopped coarsely 1 bell pepper, chopped 1 medium yellow onion, chopped 2 teaspoons fresh ginger, grated 2 tablespoons lemon juice 2 teaspoons Madras curry powder 14 teaspoon black pepper 12 teaspoon salt 34 cup coconut milk 1 lemon, sliced into quarters fresh cilantro, optional Directions: Read More»

Tips & Tricks For Baking Perfect Hamburger Buns For Barbecuing

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If you are gearing up for lots of barbecuing this summer, you may be looking for ways to cook from scratch and to add a homemade touch. One way to add more flavor to your meal is to bake your own hamburger buns–also known as “Kaiser buns” or “Vienna rolls.” These buns are a good option because many of the ingredients are probably staples in your kitchen already–such as eggs, yeast, sugar, and all-purpose flour. Read More»