It's not always worth to order in, for your health, experience, and wallet. In this short story, you'll find meaningful inspiration for your next family brunch.
Return to The Table Holiday Gift Guide If you're looking for some gift ideas for the upcoming holiday season, consider the gift of good food and kitchen accessories to help those you love easily make delicious meals and memories. I've been giving food products and kitchen tools as gifts for the past twenty years, and […]
It's Best from the Source The Italians are the masters when it comes to pasta, so it makes sense to go right to the source for several reasons. In Italy, you will find high-quality pasta, learn the best way to cook it and discover how to eat it to improve your experience- both for your […]
Al Dente Pasta for the Taste and Your Health When it comes to pasta, learn from the Italians. They are the masters at cooking pasta and creating simple, delectable pasta dishes. Any Italian will tell you the only way to cook pasta is al dente. "Al dente" is an Italian term that refers to pasta […]
Less Gluten, More Flavor Not all wheat flour is created equal. Flour varies not only in the types of wheat used to make the flour but also from country to country. In this post, we're going to explore the differences between French and Italian versus American flour. If you've ever traveled to France or Italy, […]
Essential Healthy Eating Habits You've probably heard the saying, "You are what you eat," meaning eating healthy food is crucial for good health. However, the right food is not enough. How you eat matters just as much as what you eat. When I say "how you eat," I'm referring to factors such as where you […]
The Secret to Eating Well and Balancing Your Health and Weight Maybe you’ve heard of the French Paradox. It’s an age-old question, “How can the French routinely eat bread, cheese, butter, cream, and croissants and stay thin?” Since many people believe these foods cause weight gain, how the French can consume these foods and stay […]
Serving milk with dinner is filling and can ruin a child’s appetite for the meal. In addition, the taste of milk conflicts with and overshadows the flavor of the food, making the food less attractive. Instead of serving milk with dinner, do like the French and Italians and serve calcium-rich foods after dinner as a course.
With San Marzano Canned Tomatoes Tomato sauce is an essential ingredient for quick and easy home-cooked meals. Homemade tomato sauce has a fresh, rich taste that jarred sauce cannot match, and it's incredibly simple to make. There's no need to buy jarred sauce. Once you try homemade sauce and taste the difference, the jarred sauce […]
Who Brought the Unexpected Gift A friend of ours called this morning and asked if he could come over for dinner. He is one of our ex-pat friends from France who used to live near us in Michigan. A year ago, he moved with his wife and three children to their dream city, Chicago. Although […]
Understanding the Ingredients and Flavors That Define Healthy Eating During a recent conversation with a participant in my "Transform How You Eat" program, a woman expressed uncertainty about what constitutes good food. She explained that she didn't grow up eating many of the foods I teach about, like fresh garlic, basil, and homemade salad dressing. […]
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