Chinese sugar fried chestnuts

Written by Jacklyn Chen

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This chestnut frying expert wandered about destitute in Beijing after Kaifeng was breached by Jin people, expressing his nostalgia with several packages roasted chestnuts. Perhaps Beijing sugar roasted chestnuts perhaps got handed down because of this,repparttar same with Hangzhou's Song sister-in-law fish soup, all wererepparttar 146876 Northern Song Dynasty's old custom.

The standard sugar roasted chestnuts requirerepparttar 146877 shell to be supple and crisp. The outer shell,repparttar 146878 internal membrane, andrepparttar 146879 nut should be separated effortlessly when you open it. The pleasure of eating roasted chestnuts would simply vanish if it has to go throughrepparttar 146880 hassle rippingrepparttar 146881 outer shell, and then more effort to tear offrepparttar 146882 internal membrane. The nuts should not be crisp, soft, or worst of all, tough (gen). It supposed to feel moisture in driness, sandy, floury, andrepparttar 146883 smell should be strong and sweet.

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Gourmet Flavored Coffee

Written by Hans Dekker

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Coffee is flavored by adding flavoring substances after it is roasted. The flavoring substances are highly concentrated and only a small amount is used in gourmet flavored coffee. Be careful when buying flavored coffee -- be sure to buy from a reputable company. Some companies userepparttar flavoring process to hiderepparttar 146825 taste of inferior quality coffee.

The flavoring used in gourmet flavored coffee loses its strength when exposed to air. Always keeprepparttar 146826 coffee beans in a tightly sealed container for maximum flavor. Forrepparttar 146827 best cup of coffee, grindrepparttar 146828 beans right before brewing.

You can make your own special blends by combining various gourmet flavored coffee. Adding a touch of flavored coffee to your regular coffee beans adds a special taste that is uniquely yours. The sky isrepparttar 146829 limit! You can have a new flavor of coffee every day!

Hans is author of the Coffee Specials and Gourmet Basket section at

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