Monthly Archives: May 2011

The Chemistry of Cooking a Perfect Egg

May 17, 2011 | By castironfoodie | 0 Comments

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Cooking the perfect egg may sound like such a simple order, yet this task harbors a wealth of culinary import. Cooking the perfect egg, be it hard-cooked or coddled, is a bit of a culinary feather in one’s cap. However anyone who has taken advanced cooking classes or even gotten an online PhD in one of the sciences knows that the reasons for this are myriad and relate primarily to the egg’s chemistry.

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The Most Satisfying First Bite of Pizza on Earth

May 16, 2011 | By lemons and loafers | 0 Comments

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I am 31 years old. And I have eaten pizza the world over. I’ve had deep dish in Chicago. I’ve had Ray’s in New York: Famous and Original. I’ve had Pissaladiere in France. I’ve had it with anchovies, eggs, duck sausage, cheeseburgers, and gherkin pickles (on different occasions of course). I’ve had it with stuffed crust, no crust, and breakaway dipping crusts. It’s safe to say that I’m as much a pizza expert as I can be without getting all pathological about it.

And as an amateur expert I can, without hesitation, say this. The first bite of a slice of pizza bianca is the most satisfying first bite of pizza on earth.

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Magnificent Miso Soup!

May 3, 2011 | By tori | 0 Comments

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I just ended a two-week bout with antibiotics. I don’t like taking medicine in the first place, so this was like toxic overload! I have been taking probiotics like crazy ever since to replenish the friendly bacteria in my body. My incredible health coach, Melissa suggested adding miso into my diet which is a great natural source of probiotics.
Melissa gave me her recipe for a super simple miso soup. The greens, she taught me, would help to feed the probiotics in my system. I added scallions, bouillon, and soba noodles to her concoction and it came out incredibly! It was salty and satisfying, warming and comforting. I know this is going to become a staple in my weeknight dinners.

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