The perfect end to the perfect day

There’s no other nationality that knows how to produce that unique taste as the Irish do when creating a hot and warm Irish coffee. Imitations exist, though there’s something very special about the temptation that hits the tongue led on by the aroma of coffee which lies beneath that thick bed of double cream. Although […]

The Caesar Cocktail

When it comes to food and drink, most people, when they hear the word “Caesar” will think Salad. The Caesar though is also the name of a cocktail, sometimes also referred to as a Bloody Caesar. The Caesar cocktail is almost unknown outside of Canada, but within the boundaries of Canada, it is often regarded […]

The methods of decaffeinating coffee

For many, caffeine is the very reason they begin drinking coffee. Soon after, whether it’s the caffeine rush or the rich, robust aroma and feeling of warmth and comfort coffee can bring, we get hooked on this strong brew. For some, the caffeine causes problems, either physiologically or medically. However, they just aren’t willing to […]

The Origin of Pastrami

Pastrami, long a fixture of delicatessen cuisine, can trace its roots back to the Ottoman Empire which flourished throughout Southeastern Europe from 1299 to 1923. It is believed that the first pastrami was produced in Turkey as a brined pork product seasoned with cloves, allspice, mustard, and paprika. As the Ottoman Empire spread from Turkey […]

The benefits of slow cooker use

The slow cooker, also known as a crock pot, is not a new culinary gadget. These super handy appliances have been around for decades. Home cooks first discovered the benefits of using a slow cooker in 1971 and have never looked back.  There are numerous benefits to using a slow cooker. They are convenient, portable and […]

The Difference between Prawns and Shrimps

In culinary terms, when we buy shrimps or prawns from the fishmonger or supermarket or order prawns or shrimps from a restaurant menu we generally differentiate simply on size. Smaller species we call shrimps and larger species we call prawns. Just to add to the confusion, the terminology can differ from country to country. What […]

The Light and Dark Holiday Fruitcake Recipe

Fruitcakes of the world bear one of two major characteristics, apart from being special cakes that contain fruits and nuts: alcoholic and non-alcoholic. And then there are dark and light fruitcakes on top of that. The end result looks like a dense, delicate concoction chock full of scrumptious wonder and, with the addition of alcohol, […]