Do you have a vague notion of chocolate, perhaps dark chocolate, as being good for you? It's good for your heart health, or something. On some level you know that a candy is not actually a health food, but it seems like there's always a headline saying it is.
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Everyone should own at least one cast iron frying pan. With one, you can roast whole chickens, bake a pie (of the fruit or pizza variety), or broil up a pan of cheesy dip. Cast iron does, however, require a little bit of care.
The word "salad" does not denote "healthiness" or a lack of kilojoules, but something about the word seems to imply a scarcity. Packing a salad for lunch seems to doom one to an afternoon of hunger pains or emergency vending machine runs, but no more. We're going to tell you how to build a salad that will leave you full, satisfied, and happy.
Indian cooking can seem complicated and convoluted to people who aren't inherently familiar with it; all that grinding of various spice pastes -- a dash of this, a smidgen of that. But the truth is that once you get the hang of a few basic spices, Indian cooking is as straightforward as any other cuisine.
For the uninitiated, this is chicken and rice soup with a hint of lemon and dill. For those in the know, this is the good stuff. This is the stuff I wasn't allowed to make during my time in the Greek restaurant, because it's the kind of thing only a mother's touch can truly perfect. I am, however, one persistent mother, and got to learnin', though I will admit it's a bit complicated.
A Spanish fruit company is leading people to believe that they "invented" a low-fat avocado which they are calling "Avocado Light." This, however -- as the kids say -- is "already a thing."
All "hot" sauce possess a certain amount of heat, but it can be hard to know exactly how much fire you're going to get before tasting. The below chart from Sriracha2Go, which ranks sauces by Scovilles, can give you a glimmer of what you're getting into.
Thanks to certain food competition shows, garnishes have become a little gauche. "Am I supposed to eat this?" a pasta mogul sneers at a Brooklyn line cook, contempt dripping from his handsome mouth. I get their point, but it makes me kind of sad, as fancy little pieces of carved vegetables will never fail to delight me.
MSG - or Monosodium glutamate to give it its proper name - is widely believed to contain dangerous toxins. The once popular food additive has been shunned by many Australian Chinese restaurants who proudly proclaim their dishes are now "MSG free". But do we really need to be worried? Not according to this infographic from Compound Interest.
It's no secret that Rick and Morty fans are obsessed with McDonald's "Szechuan Sauce", a limited edition Mcnugget dipping sauce that came out in 1998 to promote the Disney film Mulan. If you want to find out what all the fuss is about, this DIY recipe is pretty damn delicious.