Coffee, most expensive ice cream, and the gastronomy capital

Coffee cupHere are some interesting facts about food and drink:

  • The coffee industry is the second in annual profit (after the oil industry) earning over 55 billion euros!
  • Boiled crabs become red due to a chemical reaction of a protein substance in their crust.
  • French city Dijon is considered the capital of the world gastronomy due to the fact that an international culinary fair takes place in this city every autumn.

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Barbecue Rib Recipes For Total Newbies

If you think barbecuing ribs is hard, read this article. I have eaten barbecue in half of the 50 United States and I’ve been cooking it for over 20 years. My grandfather first introduced me to barbecuing when I was just a kid. Some people call cooking meat on a grill “barbecuing”, some call it “smoking” meat, and some people just call it “grilling” meat. Believe it or not, these terms aren’t really interchangeable. They are all different methods of preparing what is generally known as “barbecue” and cooking GOOD barbecue is NOT easy. Continue reading

A Few Great Recipes For Beef

So many times we only think of turkey, chicken and pork when we want to prepare low cost and nourishing meals, but if we are honest, our bodies still desire the flavour that you only get with beef.

Many of us lack imagination when thinking of ways to prepare the beef, we usually think of the boring and well-known methods, meat loaf, hamburgers, meat balls, tacos and chilli.

But wait, have you ever thought about creating a salad with beef? There are a surprising number of wonderful recipes out there that you can do with beef.
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Meat loaf with country herbs

  • 1 cup water 1 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons sugar 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • 1/4 cup olive oil 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 pounds ground beef or combination of ground beef, pork and veal 2 pounds ground beef or combination of ground beef, pork and veal
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