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Greek Cuisine

Posted by Jamar St. on December 12, 2015 at 7:00 PM Comments comments (0)

For the second installment of the Entrée column is the hidden but magnificent wonders of Greek food. Being known for their delicious Gyros, Greek cuisines is a Mediterranean cuisine that has a modern Greek palette that includes olive oil, lemon juice, assorted vegetables, and various herbs, grains and bread. The...

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The Delicious Wonders of Russia

Posted by Jamar St. on November 2, 2015 at 1:00 PM Comments comments (0)


The great and beautiful country of Russia is known around the world for its hard times and diplomatic solutions. Now Russia can be known for something else: exquisite cuisines. Russian cuisines are derived from the vast diversity and multi-cultural expansion of Russia itself. Most of Russia’s cuisines consists of fish, pork, poult...

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Polish Ethnic Food

Posted by Phil Arvanitis on August 3, 2015 at 1:00 PM Comments comments (0)

The final installment of this ethnic food entree series will be Polish food. Last but not least in this series, Polish food is a good combination of Eastern European food and central European food. Polish food is very hearty, with a lot of eggs and meaty dishes, but isn't a limited cuisine by any means. Polish cuisine offers delicious breads and vegetable recipes ...

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Korean Ethnic Food

Posted by Phil Arvanitis on July 6, 2015 at 1:55 PM Comments comments (0)

The next ethnicity covered in our ethnic food series is Korean. Korean cuisine has evolved throughout history, but has consistently placed an emphasis on rice, vegetables and meats. Grains and legumes are a big part of what they do, and they incorporate much of their culture and history, as well as environmental factors, into their me...

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Nigerian Ethnic Food

Posted by Phil Arvanitis on June 1, 2015 at 1:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Nigeria is a West African state that’s approximately double the size of California. Its ethnic food is probably pretty unfamiliar to most Americans, so like the rest of the ethnic foods covered in this series, a knowledge of Nigerian ethnic food and how to make a good meal out of it could go a long way in boosting a modern man’s cultura...

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Swedish Cuisine

Posted by Phil Arvanitis on May 4, 2015 at 2:00 PM Comments comments (0)

The Swedes have a culturally diverse collection of recipes. They have a variety of ethnic foods ranging from the North and South regions, as well as cultural influences from such countries as France. The Northern Europeans seem to simply get things right, and their food is no exception.They make great use of fish, meats, potatoes, vegetables, berries and bread. ...

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Jewish Ethnic Foods

Posted by Phil Arvanitis on April 6, 2015 at 11:55 AM Comments comments (0)

As this past weekend was the start of the Jewish Passover celebration, it would be fitting to share a list of traditional Jewish recipes in this Entree column. Below you will find several Jewish dishes that are easy to make and have a lot of symbolic and religious significance for the Jewish community. Each dish has its own h...

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Australian Cuisine: Make New Friends, But Keep The Old

Posted by Eric Thiele on September 23, 2014 at 4:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Australia is truly a country (Ehrrr, continent) of eclectic tradition and culture. While English influence is apparent in both speech and society, Australia is a remote island nation amongst many other remote island nations. Their cultural has been molded by a number of influences.

For centuries, Australian'...

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Japanese Cuisine: The Longevity Diet

Posted by Eric Thiele on August 26, 2014 at 4:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Japanese cuisine is especially popular in the United States and has a long reputation of being a refined, healthy, and exciting way to enjoy international food. The staples of this cuisine are rice, noodles, and occassionally lean seafood. Noodles are often used as a rice replacement. By combining the staple ingredients with a main or side dis...

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Entree: Cuisine of South Africa

Posted by Jake Lasprogato on June 6, 2014 at 1:00 PM Comments comments (0)

South African cuisine is sometimes referred to as “rainbow cuisine”, due to the variety of cultures that have contributed to the county’s modern day food. The food of South Africa can be divided into the categories of indigenous cookery and settler cookery. Indigenous cookery is the ancestral food of the native South Africans and Settler cookery i...

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Entree: Thai Food

Posted by Jake Lasprogato on May 9, 2014 at 4:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Australian chef David Thompson once said of Thai cuisine, “Thai food ain’t about simplicity. It’s about the juggling of disparate elements to create a harmonious finish.” This quote was in reference to Thai food’s interplay of at least three and up to five fundamental taste senses in the meal or sometimes even in each dish. The five taste senses being sour, sweet,...

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Berco's: Home of The World's Most Expensive Popcorn

Posted by Jake Lasprogato on April 22, 2014 at 4:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Looking for an upscale take on an old favorite snack? Look no further than Berco’s popcorn. Berco’s is fairly new to the snack food scene, but they have already proved their value with their delectable selection of both sweet and savory popcorn flavors. Berco’s even touts themselves as the maker of the world’...

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Entree: Cooking Like a French Chef

Posted by Jake Lasprogato on April 12, 2014 at 1:10 PM Comments comments (0)

French cuisine has long been synonymous with excellent cooking. The western european nation has produced many widely recognized chefs such as Daniel Boulud and Jacques Pepin, and has also given the world many fine sauces, cheeses, and bottles of great wine.

A French meal typically consists of three courses: hors d’oeuvre or entree, which is an appetiz...

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Entree: A Taste of Indian

Posted by Jake Lasprogato on March 14, 2014 at 1:00 PM Comments comments (0)

India is a large country of over 1.2 billion people, nearly three-dozen regions and a variety of soil types, climates, and religions. Each of these factors have shaped the foods that are most commonly associated with the south asian country. The people who populate the various regions within the country will prepare variants of national dishes using spices, herbs, vegetables, and fruit t...

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A Meal From Germany

Posted by Jake Lasprogato on February 14, 2014 at 1:00 PM Comments comments (0)

German Cuisine is as diverse as Germany itself. The local flavor of any region in Germany is largely influenced by the region’s neighbors as well as its own individual history. Southern Germany has many dished in common with its Swiss and Austrian neighbors, while cooking in the Southwestern part of the country is influenced by French cuisine, and still the food in Eastern Germany has an Easte...

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The Soul of Soul Food

Posted by Jake Lasprogato on January 17, 2014 at 1:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Soul Food makes you feel as wonderful as the name suggests. While Soul Food is most commonly associated with African American culture, it also shares common ground with traditional dishes of the American South. Although the term Soul Food has only been in use since the 1960s, the origins of this tasty fare go back as far as the 14th century, when it is believed European explorers in Africa introduced n...

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A Very Merry Christmas Dinner

Posted by Jake Lasprogato on December 20, 2013 at 1:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Christmas dinner is the last hurrah for holiday meals. All season long you have gorged yourself on turkey, perhaps a ham, mashed potatoes, stuffing, pie... It’s all so good that you just don’t want it to end. But if you'd rather stay the same pants must.

However, one thing that should always be consistent is the company around the table--this is what makes...

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A Very New England Thanksgiving

Posted by Jake Lasprogato on November 22, 2013 at 1:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Thanksgiving is one of the greatest holidays in the United States. Beyond any historical significance or the beliefs you hold, it is one day to gather people together around fantastic food and conversation. Besides the pies, Thanksgiving Day is as special as it is because you'll find many races and ethnicities celebrating all across the country.

In the 392 years since the firs...

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Ethiopian Cuisine: The Keys to an Authentic Experience

Posted by Randolph Castro on September 24, 2013 at 4:00 PM Comments comments (0)


Countless American restaurants promise a taste of worldly cuisine from their menus. Some are authentic enough. Plenty of these restaurants make sure to give their diners a genuine experience. But there are plenty of others that miss the mark completely, and that's when the only real solution is to head home and into the kitchen. Homemade food is typically cheaper, healthier and more authentic.


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Entree: Summer Salads to Liven Up the Season

Posted by Randolph Castro on July 1, 2013 at 4:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Summer is the season of BBQ, but that’s not the only food you should consume. Sometimes a lighter dish is the perfect pairing to a sunny summer day (or warm summer evening). When it comes to light dishes, a good salad is hard to beat. Here are a few salads that really bring out the freshness of summer while adding a bit of spice into the mix.


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