Sweet potatoes, known by their Maori name of kumara in New Zealand, are one of the most popular vegetables in that country. They can be toasted, fried, made into chips, or used in the gnocchi and curry recipes provided.
The family-run Nielsen-Massey vanilla company near Chicago is celebrating 100 years with "A Century of Flavor," a cookbook of recipes using its signature ingredient. It recently was named the Best Corporate Cookbook in America and features sweet and savory dishes.
Children much prefer X-ray Vision Carrots over regular ones, even though they are the same thing, according to new research. Similar results have been found with adults, suggesting that food names can drive popularity.
Ivan Day relies on authentic cooking equipment and deep scholarship to study historic recipes and how culinary styles change over time. He offers several recipes here, including ones for a sponge cake from 1720 and a 1660 leg of lamb.
Restaurants are offering sliders and other mini-sized foods in response to shrinking consumer budgets. Research company Mintel says restaurants also are moving toward offering better values and more healthful meals.