FOOD 101: Baking Powder History (Where Would We Be Without It?)

http://www.extracrispy.com/culture/3666/the-wild-and-crazy-history-of-baking-powder
https://susanslacktasteofcarolina.wordpress.com/2005/11/05/pearl-ash-a-forerunner-to-baking-soda/
http://www.fourpoundsflour.com/the-history-dish-pearlash-the-first-chemical-leavening/
http://www.stilltasty.com/articles/view/41

TIP OF THE DAY: Brighten Up Plates With These 20 Colorful Garnishes

Brighten up winter meals with splashes of color. You can do that with sides like beets, red cabbage slaw and winter squash. But you can also employ colorful garnishes and condiments. Green garnishes like parsley and mint have been used for…centuries? millennia? Here are brighter recommendations in orange, red and yellow: Bell pepper (orange, red,…
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TIP OF THE DAY: How To Cook Steak On The Stove Top…& Why Meat Needs To Rest

Three years ago, GQ magazine sent us an article by Lang Whitaker, on how to cook a steak on the stove top. In the winter, those who grill outside may not be motivated to do so. Households without grills need an inside option. Apartment dwellers may lack ventilation, and set off the smoke alarm trying…
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TIP OF THE DAY: How To Avoid Burnt Cookies, & How To Fix Them

Novices and experts alike have faced down a sheet of cookies with burnt bottoms, wondering whether to: Toss them and start over. Try to hide them among a plate of other cookies. Race out to buy the cookies needed.   Recently, we heard of a much better solution: Use your microplane to shave or grate…
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