When an ingredient list calls for "2 cups" of pasta, to what does that refer? Two cups of cooked pasta is enough, but being listed on the ingredient list causes me to think the recipe is calling for two cups of uncooked pasta. If so, how do you measure two cups of uncooked pasta? For instance, I wanted to use vermicelli as my pasta. What's two cups of dry vermicelli?
Valentine's Day is Sunday. What a dilemma, right? Do you take your significant other out to your favorite fine-dining restaurant, where you are sure to find a crowd and an expensive ending or stay home, light a few candles, put the cat out and do it yourself?
This week we are going to take a look at the delicious, and much bothered and battered Mississippi oyster. There are 14,000 acres of oyster beds off of Pass Christian, but their health is in serious question.
All this week we are blogging about the oysters. If you have a literary bent, check out what MFK Fisher had to say about the oyster in her famous book, “Consider the Oyster.” It is a marvelous and beautifully written book.
The Chinese New Year may be one of the most widely celebrated holidays in the world. It is a time to honor ancestors, a time to clean house and sweep away ill-fortune, and a time for families to gather for a festive meal.