I have a preference for eating sweets before a main savoury. Are there any cooking traditions where this is the norm? Secondly, why has the tradition of having a main savoury followed by sweets ...
A friend of mine told me that there is no dessert that needs a knife to eat. I'm sure that this is not true, but I can't find a good example in the Internet. So is there any dessert that needs a knife ...
We all know that Roast Turkey is the canonical dish in both countries. Cornbread figures prominently in the Southern US. What are the other significant differences?
I lived in Germany for 6 months, I ate a lot of bratwurst during that time. It was very very good. Here in the U.S. the bratwurst does not taste the same. I want a brat like the ones in I had in ...
Some recent questions about pork rinds inspired me to inquire about this. My wife and I are quite fond of the English film Shaun of the Dead. The characters in the film refer to a certain bar pub ...
In Germany, everybody knows that asparagus is "the king of vegetables", especially the white variety. When the season starts, there is an asparagus craze, spilling over to unexpected areas like ...
From which culture did our North American meal progression (soup/salad/appetizer + meal + dessert) come from?
In North America (i.e. U.S. and Canada), a typical supper progression is as follows: Appetizer (optional) Salad or Soup Main course (which is called "entree" -- in Europe, "entree" means starter) ...
My wife and I recently moved to Belgium. We were absolutely shocked by the fact that UHT (long life) milk and cream dominate supermarket shelves compared to pasteurized - by a factor of at least 10 ...
Broadly speaking UK recipes will specify amounts by weight (lbs/ounces or metric), whereas American recipes will specify amounts by volume (cups). Is there an explanation for how the two different ...