A List Of Must Haves For Any Amateur Cook's Kitchen

Written by Michael Lansing

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First out Pie Spatula

What could possibly ruinrepparttar perfect homemade Dutch crumb apple pie? Having it fall apart while you try to get that first piece out ofrepparttar 140089 pie dish. Well, here is a secret ofrepparttar 140090 pros – use a first out pie spatula. You bakerepparttar 140091 spatula in withrepparttar 140092 pie. Whenrepparttar 140093 pie comes out ofrepparttar 140094 oven and cools, you makerepparttar 140095 cuts and lift that first piece out in perfect appetizing condition!

Kitchen Companion Guide

Ever wonder how long you need to steam asparagus? Not sure how to stick a thermometer in a turkey? Never butterflied a pork chop before? For allrepparttar 140096 weird, rarely used information you may need, while preparing a feast, you can turn to a kitchen guide. Look for a kitchen guide which specializes in everything and anything you may need to know while cooking any meal in any kitchen. For a complete guide that has gotten rave reviews, check outrepparttar 140097 Williams-Sonoma Kitchen Companion: The A to Z Guide to Everyday Cooking, Equipment and Ingredients.

Many ofrepparttar 140098 above items may not be featured at your local retail store, so you might want to find a local kitchen specialty store near you or do your shopping online. But, if you enjoyrepparttar 140099 art of cooking and want to be armed withrepparttar 140100 best tools possible, you now have a few more to add to your arsenal which will help you cook likerepparttar 140101 pros.

Mike Lansing is a retired chef who spent most of his time as a Head Chef in New Orleans after training in France. He spends his free time cooking for family and friends, as well as serving as a contributing editor for http://www.CookingSchools101.com which offers information on Culinary Schools for those wishing to enter the trade.

Who, When and Where in the History of Coffee

Written by Randy Wilson

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Inrepparttar late 17th and early 18th centuries,repparttar 140088 Dutch became a prominent force inrepparttar 140089 coffee industry with a coffee plant smuggled out ofrepparttar 140090 Arab port of Mocha. The Dutch cultivated coffee commercially in Ceylon and in their East Indian colony of Java, which came to berepparttar 140091 source of coffees' nickname.

However,repparttar 140092 French stole a seedling and transported it to Martinique. Fifty years later, an official survey found 19 million coffee trees on Martinique, and eventually it’s estimated that ninety percent ofrepparttar 140093 world's coffee spread from this one seedling.

The Dutch and French monopoly was broken up in 1727 when Brazil enteredrepparttar 140094 fray. Lieutenant colonel Francisco de Melo Palheta was sent byrepparttar 140095 Brazilian government to arbitrate a border dispute betweenrepparttar 140096 French and Dutch colonies in Guiana. Not only did he settlerepparttar 140097 disagreement, but he also began an affair withrepparttar 140098 wife ofrepparttar 140099 governor of French Guiana.

The dear lady bidrepparttar 140100 lieutenant colonel adieu with a bouquet in which she hid cuttings and fertile seeds of coffee that beganrepparttar 140101 Brazilian portion ofrepparttar 140102 history of coffee. By 1907, Brazil accounted for 97% ofrepparttar 140103 world’s coffee production.

Asrepparttar 140104 Industrial Revolution swept through Europe andrepparttar 140105 United States, coffee was changed forever. Hills Bros. becamerepparttar 140106 first company to vacuum pack coffee, changingrepparttar 140107 coffee industry from a local one to a regional and even national one. Sanka was introduced torepparttar 140108 United States asrepparttar 140109 first decaffeinated coffee. And Nestle learned how to freeze dry coffee and keep it fresher longer.

The most recent changes inrepparttar 140110 history of coffee come overrepparttar 140111 last sixty years. In 1946,repparttar 140112 espresso machine was invented in Italy, giving rise torepparttar 140113 Cappuccino.

And in 1971, Starbucks opened its first store in Seattle’s Pike Place public market. And that ladies and gentlemen is a small and brief history of coffee, which I hope you enjoyed.

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