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Game Meat.
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Game Meat.

Game Meat Game is any wild animal hunted for food. Although, at least in North America, there are many farms specializing in “game”, the taste of the hunted wild meat is more appreciated, more tasty, and “gamey”. In Europe, hunting is a popular and expensive “sport”, and there are many […]

Pigeons – An Unusual Source of Protein.
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Pigeons – An Unusual Source of Protein.

Pigeons Every large city in sub-tropical regions is home to large number of pigeons. Venice’s San Marco square has literally thousands of pigeons. People buy from local vendors feed and the birds almost attack anyone with something in their hands that looks edible. In London around the statue of admiral […]

Honey.
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Honey.

Honey Honey, the first natural sweetener discovered by humans, is the expression of terroir (combination of soil, aspect of the land, climate, flora and fauna). This natural sweetener is a reflection of the diversity of landscape and what flora and fauna it supports. At first there were wild honey hunters […]

Chocolate and Wine II
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Chocolate and Wine II

Chocolate and Wine In 1753, Swedish botanist Carl Linnaeus called the cocoa tree Theobroma cacao – Greek for “Food of the gods”. It was used in Aztec religious ceremonies, and cocoa developed more monotheistic affiliations in the 19th century. Aztec kings believed cocoa to be an aphrodisiac and drunk up […]

German Cuisine.
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German Cuisine.

German Cuisine Teutonic cookery never enjoyed the reputation of Gallic cuisine and kitchen flair. The French, probably with a lot of bias, claim, “ Germans eat to live, the French live to enjoy food”. Up to recent times there were very few, if any, German restaurants in the Michelin guide, […]

Overcooking Proteins and its Repercussions.
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Overcooking Proteins and its Repercussions.

Overcooking Recently, traveling in the Middle East, I noticed practically all meat; fish and poultry were hopelessly overcooked. When proteins are exposed to extremely high temperatures for too long, they shrink, become rubbery and tough. This can be noticed by closely examining the white substance, which forms on the surface […]