Durban's Influence on South Africanized Indian Cuisines The political and colonized past of South Africa is influenced by multi-cultural cuisines. Durban was highly swayed by the dishes of India because the dense population of Indian stays in the city. Food critics and bloggers have written several food blogs of Cape Town, Durban, Johannesburg, Pretoria where multiple Indian cuisines are mentioned and also showcased their popularity and demand worldwide.
Chinese Food, American Style For old timers, mention Chinese food and visions of chop suey, chow mein, fried rice and egg rolls come to mind, housed in soggy white take-out containers. Splash some soy sauce on everything and you've got memories of growing up, college and early working years. It has evolved and expanded its repertoire in the last decades, but many of its traditional dishes stand the test of time. Americans have upped the ante on one of their favorite cuisines and there's no end in sight. The containers may still look the same, but what's inside has matured into wonderful savory dishes to delight our palates and enjoy.
Will Write For Food If you enjoy curling up with a good cookbook, savoring it for hours, what could be better than reading an interesting novel which centers around food? There are many gifted writers who are foodies as well, and they integrate their passion for food into mysteries and other types of entertaining books which make for great reading, even if you can't boil water. Some names you will recognize, others will be new, but get ready to curl up with a good novel and enjoy. It just doesn't get any better.
Nutty for Peanuts Just opening a jar of peanut butter or a vacuum sealed can of cocktail peanuts is enough to send some people into euphoria. Our minds flood with memories, and taste buds start tingling. Whether or not elephants crave them is debatable, but Americans love them. One could say we are nutty for peanuts.
Spill the Beans So many beans, so little time. Navy, garbanzo, red kidney, lima, black, pinto, cannellini, soybeans, lentils. We dry them, we boil them, we grind them, we bake them, we toss them in salads, we make soup, we love them. So versatile, so filling and so good. Let's spill the beans on beans.
Holy Guacamole We mash them, we slice them, we dice them, we puree them, we mix them into salads, and we press them for oil. This amazing nutritious fruit has so many uses, not the least of which is guacamole, it is taking center stage in some of America's and the world's most beloved dishes. Of course, in the U.S. its most popular use is a fresh delicious guacamole, with tortilla chips and salsa. Add a cool drink, and now you're talking. It's party time.