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Squashes

There are two types of squashes: thin skinned, which are called summer squashes and thick skinned, which are the winter squashes. Zucchini and yellow squashes are the summer variety and do not have to be peeled. They can be eaten … Continue reading

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Baked Ham

Ham is a treated piece of meat from the hind leg of a pig. To be called ham, it has to be either cured in a salt brine or dry cured.  Some hams are smoked after curing, which gives it … Continue reading

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A la Florentine

When you see on a menu that a dish is ” a la Florentine” that means that is made with spinach. It obtained its name because the future queen of France was born in Florence, Italy and she loved spinach … Continue reading

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Smell That Bacon

Bacon is used for so many things that restaurants buy it by the case. In the case the bacon is laid out on parchment paper sheets, which makes it easy for the cook to place these sheets of bacon on … Continue reading

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Parmesan is a Cheese and a Style of Cooking

Although Parmesan is a cheese that is grated and used to flavor items like spaghetti, it is also a style of preparation for several entrees. These include eggplant, veal, chicken or pork cutlets. The eggplant can be peeled or not … Continue reading

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