A simple vinaigrette to dress your summer salad

Getting dressed can be a chore, especially in the sweltering season. Shorts and sandals always seem to win out. Salad, on the other hand, loves dressing. Slick vinaigrettes slipped over butter lettuce. Chunky Roqueforts paired with iceberg. Rich emulsions to soothe potatoes or perk up romaine. Salad’s closet is packed with options: Russian, ranch, green […]

Labor Day spread is worth the extra effort

Maple Chipotle BBQ Sticky Pork Ribs are worth the extra effort for a Labor Day meal Labor Day is almost upon us and for many, that means you’re looking at a last opportunity to break bread with the folks you love until you’re planning your Thanksgiving turkey. The kids are back to school (mine to […]

Spice up your summer with Moroccan food from Chef Teddi

Peachy Chicken Tagine combines the flavors of apple wood-smoked bacon, garlic, peaches and lots of warm spices. It’s served over Saffron Pearl Cous Cous. Jason Vorhees jvorhees@macon.com My husband, Bill, has this theory. As a New Orleans native, he believes this notion that if it’s hot outside, to feel cooler you should eat hot, spicy […]

Starchy enters race to be the sixth taste

Study examines why we enjoy carb-heavy foods Scientists have long known that the human tongue can detect five basic tastes: sweetness, sourness, saltiness, bitterness and “umami,” or savory. However, a small study published in the journal Chemical Senses last month suggests that a sixth taste should be added to that list — starchiness — and […]

Spice Routes

In a new series, British-Indian television chef Anjum Anand shows the diversity of Indian food to an outside audience . BUTTER chicken and naan. For many people outside India, that’s where their discovery of Indian food usually begins and ends. But British-Indian television chef and cookbook author Anjum Anand adds more destinations on the Indian […]

Fresh spring rolls are summer’s signature

Summer is a lot of things, but fun for the cook ain’t necessarily one of them. It can get pretty muggy standing outside in front of a grill, and if you’re old-school like me, you could be stuck cooking in a 100-year-old house with an un-air conditioned kitchen. One way to get around hot-weather cooking […]

Tomatoes do double duty in South Indian coconut rice

Now that Labor Day has come and gone, it’s the cue for a final summer food fling — one last late-night barbecue and a fond farewell to the garden’s seasonal bounty. Perhaps the saddest goodbye is to summer tomatoes. Although they’re available year-round, they never quite taste the same. Right now, they’re at peak deliciousness. […]

Ultimate Cancer-Fighting Drink

Yes, there is a natural way to completely protect yourself from cancer development and prevent the growth of cancer cells. All you need to do is to regularly consume this specially created cancer-fighting drink. Made with only 2 ingredients and combined with water, this is one of the easiest natural cancer treatment. What makes this […]