All About Tastebuds

Tue, Feb 12, 2013 5:10 am

For many Americans, Japanese food means sushi, which is now so familiar that it's available at many grocery store delis.

But there's a lot more to Japanese cooking than spicy tuna rolls.

At Cooking in Athens, a new series of kitchen courses hosted by Kim Jordan, you’ll learn to create dishes such as hijiki salad with miso-ponzu dressing, miso soup, dashi soup stock made with kombu and bonito flakes, steam buns made with either ground pork or a sweet bean filling, nabe hot pot soup and rice balls.

Thu, Jan 31, 2013 4:24 pm

I am definitely fortunate that I have a husband and a son that aren’t fussy eaters. As much as I enjoy trying recipes, combining flavors and experimenting with foods and products new to me their ambitious appetites make my hobby exciting, not frustrating. Whether I’ve followed a recipe or created a dish on my own the three of us take a vote on if it’s a “keeper” or a “one hit morsel.”

Fri, Feb 1, 2013 10:31 am

It is popular belief that Super Bowl Sunday is the second biggest food consumption day of the year – second only to the holy grail of food holidays – Thanksgiving.

For many, the Super Bowl is a religious experience. It is the finale after many months of football - one final game to crown the true champion. No matter what team you root for, the Super Bowl is something to celebrate during the cold, nasty winter months.

Thu, Jan 10, 2013 11:21 am

I came across a recipe for Monterey Chicken Tortilla Casserole that I was eager to try; ingredients were basic and instructions were simple. The more I scanned over the recipe, prior to heading out to the grocery store, the more I kept adding to my grocery list. Before I even experimented with the original version I was already expanding on the possibilities of creating a wholesome and satisfying dish. I don’t want to imply the recipe was faulty, but, rather, lacking in content.  

Wed, Dec 19, 2012 9:57 am

Holiday cheer is hard to escape this time of year.