A rainbow of bell peppers can help decrease the risk of cardiovascular disease with vitamin B-6 and folic acid, and lycopene in red peppers can reduce the risk of certain cancers. Tips for buying, cooking and storing are included.
The Smoky Speyside Teahito cocktail goes against grain as it introduces scotch, typically a winter drink, into a summer beverage. Fresh mint, black sun tea, turbinado sugar and lime round out the recipe.
Onions date back to 5000 B.C. and are categorized as dry or fresh. Valerie Usowski, a graduate of The Culinary Institute of America, gives a cheat sheet on when to use Bermuda, Spanish, sweet and other onions.
Hearkening back to ancient Europe, people often held the belief that you are what you eat. Strong athletes and warriors were encouraged to eat boiled meat and foods high in energy-producing carbohydrates. In China and Japan, marathon runners slurped soups and stews made with supposedly stress-reducing herbs. Now, researchers are able to see whether these foods and cooking methods are actually effective.