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Is the Dictionary Becoming the Next Food Reference Book?

March 14, 2018

For almost 30 years, I have used Sharon Tyler Herbst's "Food Lover's Companion: Comprehensive Definitions of Over 3,000 Food, Wine and Culinary Terms" as my go-to guide for food descriptions. From haggis to winged beans, this book has it all. But what happens when the information landscape changes and more of our culinary language becomes part of the vernacular for the general public? What resource do you reach for once it hits the mainstream?…


How to Avoid Unwanted Fermentation When Rehydrating and Soaking Your Dried Beans

March 09, 2018

Lately, and with increasing frequency, I have been tasked with explaining how to safely prepare and handle dried beans. Whether they're red, white, black, pinto or garbanzo, beans are packed with nutrients. But if they aren't prepared properly, they can be really hard for you to digest. Proper rehydration, cooking and fermentation (in some instances) can aid in the digestion of these flavor-packed morsels of goodness.…