Secret Ways To Find a Good Thai Restaurant We all love exploring exotic places mostly for the sake of their indigenous food items. Sometimes it's like a divine delight when you get to taste the refined flavors of any exotic meal. Among such food items that deliver heavenly pleasure is Thai food and the best way to enjoy any Thai food is to visit a Thai restaurant (unless you are a native of Thai or know how to make Thai food).
Those French Quarter Specialties, Like Nowhere Else New Orleans Cajun and Creole foods, served up at some of the oldest and best restaurants in the country, where many famous chefs got their start and still reign. Visions of crawfish, red beans and rice, Andouille sausage, gumbo, jambalaya, mountainous sandwiches and great coffee. Not to be forgotten are their landmark drinks like the Hurricane and Ramos Gin Fizz. So pull up a chair, tuck in a napkin and let's explore some of the best eats the French Quarter has to offer, pure native and pure delicious.
Food Trucks: The Real Movable Feasts Ever since the first chuck wagons rolled across the prairies feeding cowboys on cattle drives in the 1800s, the food truck has answered the call of hungry Americans. In crowded big cities, early push carts showed up at lunchtime to sell workers a meal, and trucks rolled into construction sites where laborers hurried over and lined up. These days, those humble beginnings have risen to new heights, selling everything from gyros to mac and cheese. We no longer have to travel for food, it comes to us. What a concept. Sadly for many Americans, our only knowledge of food trucks is what we see in movies, so let's check out what's on those menus and what we may be missing. Roll 'em.
Cookbooks Throughout History: Foodie Treasure Troves Cookbooks have been around for centuries. In fact, crude handwritten scrolls of food ingredients have even been found in ancient Egyptian tombs, which brings new meaning to the sentiment exclaiming, "I'm dying to get that recipe." It's little wonder they're more popular and plentiful than ever. Although early ones were scarce, a few French and Asian chefs recorded methods of preparing foods during the Dark Ages, and early Colonists in America put their prized dishes on paper in crude formats. But once printing presses became common, cookbooks began to pop up among the elites and many of those recipes still prevail today. Although a bit impractical for the average cook,they make for interesting reading. Let's check them out, even though most of us probably wouldn't want to prepare swan pie or sheep's brains with small onions, the entertainment value alone is worth the price.
Most Despised American Foods We all have our favorites. And our least favorites. And then there are the foods we really just plain despise. The list may vary slightly, but no question about it, we are a country of strong opinions when it comes to food. It usually started in childhood, when some children were forced to eat certain foods they didn't like, others were punished for refusing to eat them, but for many of us, we formed our opinions early and have remained rigid. As we grew up, a maturing process changed our minds and palates as we acquired tastes for certain foods we found unacceptable as children. An unpleasant memory of mealtime with the family can certainly formulate a lifetime of rejecting certain foods, but for most, it's just a dislike of the flavor, texture or appearance, plain and simple. Let's see what comprises the list of top foods Americans love to hate.
Everything You Need to Know About Canola Oil Canola plants are a part of the Brassica family - the same family to which vegetables like cauliflower, cabbage and broccoli belong. They grow up to six feet in length and produce bright yellow flowers.