How to Cook the Tastiest Lamb

How to Cook the Tastiest Lamb

Many people find it exciting and maybe even a bit nerve-racking when trying a new lamb recipe. It is very easy to overcook or undercook lamb. But no matter what your recipe is, there are a few essential tips to cooking a great piece of lamb: Ask Butcher About the Cut of Lamb You may not see the piece of lamb that you want when you get to the grocery store. Often the store can special order it or can cut if for you the way you want. They also…

How to Cook Properly With Olive Oil

How to Cook Properly With Olive Oil

Olive oil is one of the keys to the very healthy Mediterranean diet, so people always have many questions about how to cook with it. It is a very versatile oil and it has many unique flavors and aromas. You can use different olive oils for sautéing, stir frying, deep frying and browning, among many other uses. It is a good idea to think about olive oils just like you would think of different types of wine. You can use strong extra virgin olive oil to cook fish, meat, create…

Tips for Roasting Ham

Tips for Roasting Ham

Roasting is a popular dry heat cooking type that is great for cooking many large pieces of meat, including cooked and uncooked hams. Roasting is pretty much the same as baking and is very often the most popular way to cook ham. When you roast a ham, you take the skin off and the fat layer is left on to help add flavor and to keep the meat nice and moist while it cooks. The ham should be let to stand at room temp for about two hours before you…

Top Four Herbs and Spices for Your Kitchen

Top Four Herbs and Spices for Your Kitchen

Everyone knows how much good herbs and spices can add to your dishes. But which ones are the best and most popular in American kitchens? The five below are the ones that you really cannot afford to do without as you cook your next meal. Remember, herbs and spices are always best when they are freshly ground or chopped. Most dried herbs and spices on the shelf in the grocery store lost their potency long ago. Buy small, fresh quantities of these great herbs and spices and grind them up…