Etymologists trace the origin of the word "chocolate" to the Aztec word "xocoatl," which referred to a bitter drink brewed from cacao beans. The Latin name for the cacao tree, Theobroma cacao, means "food of the gods."
While you clearly don’t have to be limited to only using the prescribed pasta shape with that sauce you’re cooking; you might want to broaden your pasta horizons a bit from the shapes you’re already familiar with. Here’s a little Italian pasta primer to help you learn about some of the more than 350 different kinds of Italian pasta out there. Check your local market to see how many are available where you live!
October is American Cheese Month! To generate funding for the American Cheese Education Foundation – if you hold an event, please consider donating a portion of proceeds to help the American cheese community educate its members and the public. Your donation helps ensure the highest quality, safest, most wholesome, and diverse cheeses can reach consumers via well-trained and certified folks behind your local cheese counter.
There is great debate at the moment on whether it is worthwhile purchasing organic food as it is usually much more expensive than conventional food. The advantages of organic food are well documented, however in my eyes it really comes down to one issue, do you and your children really want to eat pesticides with your food? Assuming your answer is no and you want to go down the organic food route, then how do you go about keeping the cost down?