The Culinary Connoisseur

Apple of My Eye

Did you know the average American eats close to 50 pounds of apples, fresh or processed, every year? Apples not only taste great, they provide essential vitamins, minerals and fiber…

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Pom Pom

The pomegranate, originally cultivated in the Middle East, is now widely grown in many tropical climates around the world. With the discovery of its extreme health benefits, pomegranate consumption has…

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Sweet as Honey

Sure, we’ll all be using lots of honey this month, but did you know honey contains a wide array of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and antioxidants? Remember when your grandmother…

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Torch It!

If you’re looking for the one tool in the kitchen that will make you look really professional, I’d choose a cook’s torch. There is something so cool about directing a…

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What a Melon!

Summertime is quickly passing by but you can hold on to some of the luscious tastes of summer by incorporating melons into your meals. Peak melon flavor will last into…

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Shake It Up

When the term “milkshake” was first used in 1885, it referred to a “health tonic” meant to cure various ailments. Milkshakes later evolved to include ice cream and, by the…

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Dry No More

We all know no barbecue is complete without burgers. But burgers often conjure up visions of sky-high cholesterol and overweight children. If you love burgers but don’t want to add…

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Breakfast for Dinner

After the fast this Sunday, most people prefer to eat something light. But light foods need not leave you hungry if they contain the right mix of ingredients. You get…

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Stuffed

The Nine Days does need to be all about pasta. Baked potatoes are an all-time favorite and when it comes to dairy cooking, there are so many delicious ways to…

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Grill It Quick

While most foods cook pretty quickly on a grill, when you need something really fast and flavorful, try sausages. You can grill them on their own, but when you stick…

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Stick It on the Grill

The term “shish kebab” comes from the Turkish words meaning “skewer” and “roast meat.” Originating in the Middle East; kebabs were a simple solution for nomadic tribes who carried no…

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Grilling the Garden

If grilling conjures up images of thick steaks and fattening hot dogs consider something a little healthier…say, vegetables. Grilling vegetables requires few other ingredients yet yields tasty results that are…

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School’s Out

School’s done for the year and you need help keeping your children entertained until day camp begins — right? Look no further than the kitchen. Yes, you can mix up…

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A Bar-rel of Fun

Sheet pans have been getting lots of attention lately. They have been touted in many culinary publications for the delicious results when used to roast fish, poultry and meat or…

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Mix It!

At The Peppermill we often get phone calls asking us to explain culinary terms found in cookbooks that are not as simple as the generic word “mix.” Some of these…

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And Called It Macaroni!

Macaroni is any pasta made without eggs. While generally thought of as just the elbow tube shape, macaroni can be any shape, including shells, twists, ribbons, penne, rigatoni and ziti.…

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Log On!

In other words, join the latest trend in desserts and confections! While some prefer to order theirs, we know there are hundreds of balabustas who have been creating chocolate confections…

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Shavuos Sides

If you serve a milchig seudah on Shavuos, you may begin your menu planning at the end — with cheesecake. That’s the easy part! But many get stuck when it…

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Smile and Say Cheesecake

The earliest mention of a cheesecake is by an ancient Greek physician who wrote a book on the art of making them. His instructions and recipes included dishes that are…

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It’s Cheesy

Legends tell us that cheese was first discovered by accident when a shepherd, carrying milk in a sack made from the lining of an animal’s stomach, discovered that the milk…

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