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Puebla’s Mesones Sacristia Cooking School & Mole Recipe

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Puebla is frequently referred to as the gastronomy capital of Mexico by many Mexicans. As a result, it was a priority for me to experience. Its cuisine is the result of a strong culinary heritage, a wide variety of spices, and delicious dishes and sweets. Mole is one of the state’s most important dishes and has become famous worldwide. My very favorite is the chiles en nogada (stuffed peppers bathed in walnut sauce), which is ...

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Cake Decorating Books – Three Best Methods

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When looking at various cake decorating books I discovered that there are many options available ranging from very detailed technical books to ones that included simple how to instructions. These books ranged from the level of culinary textbooks on sugar crafting to ones that were no more than coffee table books full of beautiful pictures of cakes. When researching the various books describing cake decoration and outlining the various techniques to decorate a cake, I ...

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Cooking with a Good Attitude

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Picture Making a Strawberry Dessert in the Kitchen

Treat cooking as though it is a form of entertainment and not a chore. When you are in the kitchen cooking, this is your time to play around and amuse yourself. This is a place where you can actually have fun. Don’t take it too seriously. You can even invite some of your friends over and let cooking be a part of the activities for their visit. Not only will you have good company while ...

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Five Ways To Save Money By Cooking For Yourself

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Fitting the food bill without breaking the bank

We all know the temptations of the local diner, the 24/7 open door to getting sconed into oblivion. But let’s consider your bank statement for a second. Are you going to be surprised when almost fifty percent of your funds go to eating out? Chances are you could be using your money for something better. Not only can you cook better at home, you fill find it infinitesimally easier on your wallet.  Need Something Quick ...

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Wok This Way

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There are plenty of different pans for you to use to cook, so why then do you need a wok? A wok provides lots of flexible cooking options, for one, especially if you pick the right pot, including size and material. But before you dive into a bunch of brand-new wok recipes, you must season your pan. There are six simple but essential steps, which will help your pot be useful over the years. In ...

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How To Cook Pasta Al Dente

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Pasta Cooked Al Dente

This is How To Cook Pasta Al Dente. Almost everybody that has cooked pasta before has heard of the term “al dente”. You read it in the instructions for cooking pasta, you hear waiters and cooks talk about it; but what does it really mean? The term al dente describes a certain amount of doneness acheived when cooking any pasta. Generally speaking it means that the pasta has been cooked until it is nearly done, ...

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How to Use Fresh Herbs – Try These Tips

Tiny as they are, herbs are enjoyable and easy to grow. Using them in your cooking allows you the possibility to change the flavors in your dishes in different ways. The freshest of them are great in soups, stews, vegetables, pasta, salads and breads. Different kinds of herbs create different tastes in foods. If you are new to using herbs, work on them slowly, adding just a little at a time will help you adjust ...

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Welcome to FilipinoChow.com

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We are proud to present to the world the latest place to discover authentic and delicious Filipino cuisine. More than a year has passed since this project began behind the scenes. Not to mention the lifetime of time spent in the kitchen by those who have contributed to this website’s creation. We all are thrilled to finally be closing the development chapter of this project and really begin to share our knowledge with the world. This website ...

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Is it a Prawn or a Shrimp?

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Picture of shrimp or prawn

Prawns and shrimp are among the most popular types of seafood. The meat has a sweet, delicate in flavor and is considered to be a healthy diet choice. They are a rich source of calcium, protein and antioxidants like selenium. But as familiar and popular as they are, most people couldn’t tell the difference between the two. So what is the difference between the two? The source for most of the confusion between shrimp and ...

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Helpful Campfire Cooking Techniques and Tips

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Everybody enjoys a good camping trip. This gives you the perfect opportunity to unwind a busy work schedule and unplug from the modern world for a while. Give yourself some time to get in touch with your natural roots. It is also an excellent time to bond with family, children, friends and loved ones. You won’t find a much better opportunity to teach your children the basics of food preparation and cooking safety. In this ...

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