This tool is actually just a twist on a pretty common gadget. To find out what it is, read more
Posts for August 26th 2007
Now that you've got the 411 on the history of sugar, I thought I'd introduce you to the history of salt. In addition to being a vehicle for how salt is harvested through the ages, Mark Kurlansky's Salt: A World History, is also a history of how salt is linked to culture, food prep and government. Most of us take salt for granted, but in the past it was certainly crucial to survival. It allowed people to preserve food for consumption during the long winter months, and was so valuable it actually acted as currency.
Overall it is a well researched book, sprinkled with amusing anecdotes and fascinating tidbits. If you're interested in food, it's definitely worth the read.
If you're like me, you probably have a tendency to turn your meat into kabobs. However, sometimes a primal craving strikes and all you want is a nice, big, juicy steak. So why not keep your meat intact and skewer only the veggies? This grilled beef sirloin is slathered in a fragrant mustard-thyme glaze and the farmer's market inspired skewers will keep you from feeling guilty. Pair it with some garlic bread and you'll be set. Oh and did I mention that it's simple enough you could make it for dinner tonight, tomorrow or any other day of the week? To get the recipe, read more