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Looking for some a little more exotic to serve grill-side? Try sis kofte. Though it’s easy to prepare, there is nothing simple about these spectacular flavor combinations.
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Empanadas are the Latin American style of dumplings. The dough is usually comprised of Masa flour, which is a superfine ground corn meal made from nixtamalized maize. Nixtamalization refers to soaking maize in limewater, or other alkaline solutions to soften the grain and remove certain toxicities to allow the grain to be edible.
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Cooking outside of the comfort zone is essential to growth in the kitchen. It is common to get mired down in the same flavor profiles and techniques, mostly because it is easy to repeat recipes that we know. Maybe time constraints keep us from attempting new things, or maybe it’s the fear of the dish becoming a complete failure. It’s always possible that dinner becomes a disaster. When risk taking, always be prepared to order a pizza, but don’t hold back from trying out new spices or ingredients. Pick a popular dish from a different cuisine each month. Doing so will expand your pantry and your knowledge of flavor. You might find yourself being able to discern an Indian curry from a Thai curry or pinpointing a single ingredient from a Mexican mole sauce. Either way, the journey will liven up your dinner table and broaden your palette.
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Many people believe that there’s nothing is more telling about the abilities of a BBQ pitmaster than the taste and texture of a sparerib. But, really, there’s no need to be an expert to make great ribs happen at home. You don’t even need a pit smoker. Great ribs are defined by the texture, tenderness, and flavor—all of which can be achieved by following a few easy steps. The best way to understand the process is to analyze the properties of the rib itself.
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