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Fact or fiction about bell peppers

Fact or fiction about bell peppers

If: “Male bell peppers have 3 sections, female bell peppers have 4 sections. Male bell peppers are best for cooking. Female bell peppers are sweeter and best for salads etc.” Then what is this?

Everything You Need To Know About Pomelo

Everything You Need To Know About Pomelo

This giant citrus fruit is native to Southeast Asia, and is thought to have originated in Malaysia, where is continues to grow abundantly. Pomelos are less popular in other parts of the world, primarily because it takes 8 years for the seeds to flower and bear fruit, but they can usually be found in Latin…

What is the Deal with Aquafaba? (via Cooking Light)

What is the Deal with Aquafaba? (via Cooking Light)

Aquafaba is simply the viscous liquid left over from cooking chickpeas. You can get it from the can or from cooking your own dried chickpeas. This is a common, unglamorous, age-old ingredient we’re talking about. But the story of aquafaba (Latin for “bean water”) is pretty incredible. Barely two years ago, a French singer who was looking…

Blueberries – Produce Made Simple

Blueberries – Produce Made Simple

Everything you want to know about blueberries. How to pick and store blueberries. How to prepare blueberries and top tips using blueberries. Learn more at Produce Made Simple

So you think you know bananas?

So you think you know bananas?

Everything You Need To Know About Bananas! Photo from australiantropicalfoods.com Banana Varieties The most common banana variety sold is the Cavendish banana, which are the ones everyone knows the most! Cavendish bananas are yellow, with a slight bend to the fruit, varying from 6-8 inches in length. They are mellow, sweet, and creamy. Continue for…

Lidia Bastianich’s Tips on Cooking Italian

Lidia Bastianich’s Tips on Cooking Italian

1. There are over 170 different pasta shapes and all the nooks and crannies are designed to hold various types of sauce (that’s why certain shapes are ideal for different sauces) 2. When boiling the pasta, don’t add oil! The oil clogs the pores in the pasta, which hinders the sauce from sticking to it the starch….

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