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My knowledge of crawfish before moving to Louisiana was minimal, at best. But the moment I set foot on Louisiana soil I was aware of the hold that crawfish has over its people. I didn't know what to think, other than, "What are these crazy little lobsters?" One taste and I understood. Learn all about these crazy little lobsters in What are Crawfish?
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It's carnival time, so I'm taking a moment to enjoy all things New Orleans. If you've ever wondered what makes red beans and rice such a celebrated dish in New Orleans (and across the southern United States), take a moment to read All About Red Beans and Rice. From the history and traditions behind the classic dish to its core components, discover what red beans and rice are all about!
One of the most significant changes that occurs in high altitude cooking is the boiling point of water. Because the boiling point lowers as altitude increases, you may be cooking at lower temperatures than you realize. Check this Boiling Point of Water at Various Altitudes chart to see how much your altitude may be affecting your cooking.
High altitude cooking may seem like an issue that only other people have to deal with, but did you know that about ⅓ of U.S. households are in high altitude areas? If you're not getting the results you want in the kitchen, check out these High Altitude Cooking Tips. You may find your answer!
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The nutritional benefits of hemp seed are often overshadowed by the reputation of another variety of hemp, but these seeds contain no hallucinogenic TCH and are rich in heart heathy fats. Learn more about this mighty little seed in What Are Hemp Seeds?
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Flaxseeds have become one of the most popular food supplement items in the past decade. Find out what all the hype is about and how you can incorporate these powerful little seeds into your diet in What are Flaxseeds?
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Seeds are an excellent food because they are high in nutrients, energy, and provide a TON of flavor and texture. If you're looking to add more seeds into your diet this year, check out this list of common Edible Seeds and explore ways to expand your seed consumption!
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Cereal grains are a major food source for many people around the world, but do you know what counts as a cereal grain? Find out what a cereal grain is and some of the most common ways they are prepared for consumption in What are Cereal Grains?
If you've ever spotted ascorbic acid on the ingredient list of a nutrition label and wondered what it was or why it seems to show up in just about everything, I've got the answer. Ascorbic acid is a natural form of Vitamin C that offers many benefits to food and food production. Learn about what ascorbic acid can do for food in What is Ascorbic Acid?
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Pressure cookers are a mystery to most home cooks, but they can be an incredible tool. Pressure cookers make cooking fast, easy, and energy efficient. If you've ever wondered about how pressure cookers work their magic, check out How Do Pressure Cookers Work? for a brief history and explanation of the mechanism behind the magic.