A soufflé [su.fle]) is a baked egg-based dish which originated in early eighteenth century France. It is made with egg yolks and beaten egg whites combined with various other ingredients and served as a savory main dish or sweetened as a dessert. FIVE THINGS TO KNOW: Supposedly, the first recipe for soufflé appeared in Vincent La Chapelle’s LeContinue reading “CHOCOLATE SOUFFLE DAY!!!!”


The pistachio tree is native to western Asia, from Syria to the Caucasus and Afghanistan. Archaeological evidence in Turkey indicate the nuts were being used for food as early as 7,000 B.C. The pistachio was introduced to Italy from Syria early in the first century A.D. Subsequently its cultivation spread to other Mediterranean countries. TheContinue reading “NATIONAL PISTACHIO DAY!!!”


If you’ve ever attended a dinner party featuring ethnic cuisine, you’ve undoubtedly sampled coriander. For a small green plant, coriander — or Coriandrum Sativum to call it by its scientific term — has made quite a name for itself. A member of the parsley family, both the plant and its fruit are featured extensively in Asian, Latin,Continue reading “CILANTRO/CORIANDER”