All About Flavoured Coffees

We have all seen them, heard of them, but how many of ushave actually tasted flavoured coffees?

The coffee connoisseur would not touch them with a barge-pole and might explain that good coffee has a lovely flavour anyway, so why mess with it.

In addition, of course, you can enjoy many different coffee flavours (not flavoured coffees) by choosing a particular coffee bean to suit your tastes. How the coffee is brewed and presented will also effect the taste - You may prefer your coffee as a latte, a mocha or a cappuccino for example.

Where then do flavoured coffees fit in exactly?

Alaska Black Cod-  Sablefish

Tastes Like Butter, But Is Loaded With Omega 3 Fats This fish is so versatile because of its texture that you can grill it, smoke it, poach it and cure it.  It is also becoming one of the most popular fish on the market today because of its rich flavor and delicate texture.  This fish is called Alaska Black Cod or also called Sablefish.

Sablefish is low in calories and is an excellent source of high quality protein and essential fatty acids.  If you had to choose just one fish loaded with Omega 3 fatty acids with great flavor then Alaska Black Cod (Sablefish) would be the choice.  Did you know that Alaska Black Cod can contain up to 50% more Omega 3 fats (EPA and DHA) than salmon?

Black Cod is harvested generally in the icy waters of Alaska's Bering Sea and Gulf of Alaska.  It is one of the highest quality cod filets available.  Because it has a firm texture, it adapts well to many different cooking methods such as baking, poaching, steaming or sauteed.

Jerky - what on earth is it?

If as a pom like me, you've been offered kangaroo jerky in Australia, you might initially have been (a) appalled or (b) confused. After all in the UK we're not terribly familiar with jerky, let alone the consumption of Skippy. But kangaroo jerky in particular is actually very tasty and, since kangaroo is an organic meat by default, not unhealthy. So what is jerky anyway?

Jerky has been around for a very long time in one form or another. Drying meat is a great way to store it for relatively long periods of time, and so the process was used thousands of years ago. We have records of the Ancient Egyptians drying meat for storage.

Just in time for the Holidays- Tips for a Happy and Healthey Holiday Feast

How to Cook and Store Meat Safely

There are several variations drifting around as to how different meats should be cooked and stored. While you may understand the rules about cooking and storing chicken, what do you know about cooking and storing, say, venison? In this article, we are going to discuss the proper ways to cook and store a variety of common (and maybe not so common) meats.

Proper Refrigeration Techniques

The other day I learned this term known in the food technology world as the "chilling injury."  To me, this term means too cold of whether causes physical damage, as is evidenced by my frostbitten toes from a cold winter's night last year.  But that is another story. This type of "chilling injury" is actually a type of food damage caused when food is incorrectly stored in the fridge at a temperature that decreases the nutrient value, appearance, or quality of the food.  Surprisingly, there are many foods that actually store better outside of the refrigerator. There are also foods that should be stored in cool environments but need to be tightly covered.  Then there are the foods that should be frozen and then allowed to properly thaw in the fridge.