Data from two studies indicate that frozen fruit and vegetables may have more vitamins and antioxidants than fresh produce does. The studies, commissioned by the British Frozen Food Federation, showed that storing fresh fruits and veggies in the refrigerator may deplete their nutrients.
In the mountains of the Mexican state of Michoacan, berry citrus brightens up a traditional salsa. Blackberry-citrus table salsa also makes use of Michoacan's fiery chile manzano (aka peron) to create a unique regional specialty. The salsa can be recreated anywhere, but if you have trouble finding seasonal fresh blackberries, you can substitute frozen blackberries. Chile manzano can be tough to find outside of Mexico, but red-ripe jalapeño (for color) a quarter of a spicy habanero or a green jalapeno or serrano can work in its place. The salsa is wonderful with poultry, fish, meats, grilled vegetables and rice pilafs. Read more.
Scientists say plant remains from 13 sites around Europe proves that farmers used animal dung as fertilizer 8,000 years ago. It was previously believed that fertilization began some 3,000 years in the Near East, but a British-led team found high levels of nitrogen-15 in the remains of wheat, barley, peas and lentils in the European sites -- an indication that fertilizer had been used.
Household meat grinders may seem like a thing of the past, but they are a relatively inexpensive piece of equipment that allows cooks to customize the meat for burgers, hash, meatballs and much more. Add chunks of thick-cut bacon to the blend for hearty burgers, or blend in leftover ingredients such as potatoes and onions to create a savory casserole.
MOOYAH Burgers, Fries & Shakes has signed six new franchise-development agreements slated to add 221 new locations. The better-burger quickservice chain's ambitious plans call for 1,600% growth during the next 10 years.