All About Refried Beans and Refried Beans Recipe
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by G. Stephen Jones
3d ago
Refried Beans - A Classic Mexican Side Dish Refried beans are a traditional Mexican dish made from cooked, mashed pinto beans. The beans are first cooked until tender, then mashed with a masher or food processor, and then fried in a pan with some fat, usually lard or vegetable oil, and sometimes with onions and... Read More The post All About Refried Beans and Refried Beans Recipe appeared first on The Reluctant Gourmet ..read more
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Everything You Need to Know About Arborio Rice
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by G. Stephen Jones
1w ago
All About Arborio Rice We cook a lot of risotto in our house, so we always have arborio rice in the pantry for a quick and easy meal. Our girls love eating risotto; they both enjoy making it themselves. Risotto is so versatile. You can make a delicious meal in 30 minutes or less with... Read More The post Everything You Need to Know About Arborio Rice appeared first on The Reluctant Gourmet ..read more
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Everything You Need to Know About Olive Oil
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by G. Stephen Jones
2w ago
All About Olive Oil Olive oil is one of the essential ingredients in my kitchen. I have a variety of versions, including pure, virgin, and extra-virgin, on hand for different cooking purposes and I would like to tell you about each. When I was in Tuscany, Italy, with my family on vacation, I asked people... Read More The post Everything You Need to Know About Olive Oil appeared first on The Reluctant Gourmet ..read more
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What is the Maillard Reaction and Why Is It Important to Cooks
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by G. Stephen Jones
2w ago
How Important Is the Maillard Reaction in Cooking? The Maillard reaction is a chemical reaction that occurs when heat is applied to food, causing the food to brown and develop new flavors and aromas. The Maillard reaction is named after Louis-Camille Maillard, a French scientist who first described it in the early 20th century. The... Read More The post What is the Maillard Reaction and Why Is It Important to Cooks appeared first on The Reluctant Gourmet ..read more
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How to Make a Refreshing Aperol Spritz
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by G. Stephen Jones
3w ago
What I Learned About Aperol and How to Make a Great Aperol Spritz I had to learn about Aperol and how to make a spritz from my oldest daughter while we were on vacation in Italy in the Tuscany region. But, thinking back, I may have learned a little too much about this addictive concoction... Read More The post How to Make a Refreshing Aperol Spritz appeared first on The Reluctant Gourmet ..read more
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Everything You Need to Know About Parmesan Cheese
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by G. Stephen Jones
1M ago
The King of Cheese Parmesan cheese is a hard, nutty cheese made from cow's milk and is native to Italy. It is a versatile cheese used in various dishes and is known for its sharp, salty flavor and granular texture. A Little History The origins of Parmesan cheese can be traced back to the 13th... Read More The post Everything You Need to Know About Parmesan Cheese appeared first on The Reluctant Gourmet ..read more
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How to Make a Basic Orzo Salad
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by G. Stephen Jones
1M ago
Did you know Orzo Salad is a pasta dish? In our house, orzo is huge. A macaroni product that cooks in minutes and is an excellent addition to salads, soups, and side dishes. For those unfamiliar with orzo, it is pasta that looks like a large grain of rice. My youngest daughter likes to cook... Read More The post How to Make a Basic Orzo Salad appeared first on The Reluctant Gourmet ..read more
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This Is What Your Favorite Foods Taste Like
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by G. Stephen Jones
1M ago
Let's look at what foods taste like. When it comes to describing the taste of different foods, there are countless words and phrases that can be used. From sweet and savory to tangy and spicy, the range of flavors that can be found in the world of food is truly remarkable. I wanted to first... Read More The post This Is What Your Favorite Foods Taste Like appeared first on The Reluctant Gourmet ..read more
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What Is the Difference Between Tomato Sauce and Tomato Paste
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by G. Stephen Jones
2M ago
Tomato Paste - Tomato Sauce- What's the Difference I am often asked, what is the difference between tomato sauce and tomato paste? It is entirely understandable if you do not cook with tomato paste much. I'll try to break down what they are, how they are used individually, and how they are often used together. ... Read More The post What Is the Difference Between Tomato Sauce and Tomato Paste appeared first on The Reluctant Gourmet ..read more
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Burnt Eggplant & Israeli Couscous Soup Recipe
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by G. Stephen Jones
3M ago
How to Prepare a Delicious Middle Eastern Soup My daughter and her friends prepared this recipe for Burnt Eggplant and Israeli Couscous recipe many times durning the semester they lived at our Salt Lake City home because of Covid. We purchased the house to retire in but were still living in Philadelphia getting our house... Read More The post Burnt Eggplant & Israeli Couscous Soup Recipe appeared first on The Reluctant Gourmet ..read more
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