Browsing Archive: November, 2014

Vintage Recipes for Turkey Round-up and Caramel Star Blondies

Posted by Tom Aikins on Sunday, November 30, 2014, In : Cooking 
Following are a couple of recipes from my mother's old metal recipe box.  I love vintage recipes and received a treasure trove of them at her death.  These older recipes are quick, simple, tasty, and very economical.  Turkey Round-Up is a simple turkey casserole, excellent for using leftover turkey (or chicken).  With the current increases in grocery prices, ways to use leftovers are very important to many families.  Caramel Star Brownies is a recipe from a Brach's candies advertisement that ...

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Leftover Turkey Recipes Gluten Free –Turkey Soup

Posted by Tom Aikins on Sunday, November 30, 2014, In : Cooking 
Well Thanksgiving is over and there is another holiday coming up. There is one dilemma. What do you do with the  leftover turkey. In the winter months turkey soup is always a favorite recipe.  Try the Spicey Turkey. The dilemma is solved

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Spicey Turkey Soup

.Serves 8

This soup has the perfect balance b...

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Tasty Recipes for Old Fashion Salads: Hot Reuben Potato, Turkey Salad Stuffed Tomato, Noodle Garden

Posted by Tom Aikins on Sunday, November 30, 2014, In : Cooking 
Salads can add an extra dimension to your meal or serve as a meal themselves. This article offers a variety of salad recipes from my old fashion recipe collection.  Included are Hot Reuben Potato Salad, Stuffed Tomatoes with Turkey Salad, and a Noodle Garden Salad.  The origin (for me) of these vintage recipes is listed with each recipe.

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This is another old Hoosier recipe from my childhood many, many years ago!

6 large potatoes
6 slices bacon...

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How To Refrigerate Turkey While Brining

Posted by Tom Aikins on Sunday, November 30, 2014, In : Cooking 
The main logistical problem with brining is that you need a container that's large enough to submerge your turkey in the brine, but will fit in your refrigerator or cooler.

The meat and brine solution must be kept below 40 degrees F. at all times. Since brining does not preserve meat, the turkey and brine must be kept refrigerated at all times.

* Using the Refrigerator: 

If storing the poultry in the refrigerator during brining, check to make sure that the container will fit in your refrigerator...

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Make Appealing Recipes From Leftover Turkey

Posted by Tom Aikins on Sunday, November 30, 2014, In : Cooking 
When you've just had a huge party at your place or a get together, the chances are likely that there would be a great deal of leftover food especially turkey. In case you have no other option but to throw the turkey away, stop for a moment. Here are a few very engaging recipes of the leftover turkey. After all wasting food isn't a good thing.

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Simple and Scrumptious Turkey Meatloaf Recipes

Posted by Tom Aikins on Sunday, November 30, 2014, In : Cooking 
It sure would be great if you could serve your family a great dish loaded with nutrients and rich flavour. Whether it is only a regular meal or a special luncheon with the family, a savory dish is definitely a treat. If you are a busy homemaker with little time to spend for cooking, you should opt for a simple yet fabulous recipe. This way, you could do your chores while waiting for that superb dish to cook.

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How to Made a Delicious Southwest Corn and Turkey Soup

Posted by Tom Aikins on Sunday, November 30, 2014, In : Cooking 
Cook up the flavor of the Southwest in one pot!  Delicious Southwest Corn and Turkey Soup is sure to please the soup lover in you and your family.  This is not only a tasty soup but one packed full of nutrients.  In addition to the turkey and the corn, you have zucchini, black beans, garlic, onion, etc.  Serve your family a bowl of this nutritious soup today.


SOUTHWEST CORN AND TURKEY SOUP

3 dried ancho chilies

2 small zucchini

nonstick cooking spray

1 medium onion, thinly sliced

3 cloves garlic, m...

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Preparing a Scrumptious Turkey

Posted by Tom Aikins on Sunday, November 30, 2014, In : Cooking 
The thought of preparing a scrumptious turkey, especially during Christmas will most likely get most people down as roasting a turkey is never an easy task. The preparation process can go wrong at any interval; hence it is good to look up a turkey cookbook so as to avoid committing mistakes that will spoil the dish.

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Origin Of The "Cajun" Deep Fried Turkey

Posted by Tom Aikins on Sunday, November 30, 2014, In : Cooking 
While preparing for this year's Thanksgiving fest, where I'll be serving delicious Deep Fried turkey, I became interested in the origin of the succulent treat.

What is deep fried turkey?

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Quick And Easy Deep Dish Turkey Pot Pie Recipe

Posted by Tom Aikins on Sunday, November 30, 2014, In : Cooking 
It is not difficult, nor does it take a great cook, to get a meal on the table in 30 to 60 minutes. Yes, you can drive right on past the fast-food drive-thru windows and right on to your own kitchen. If you have never really learned how to cook, are a new cook, or are just intimidated by the kitchen, it is easy to overcome with this Deep Dish Turkey Pot Pie recipe. In our current financial situation with so many people losing their jobs, having their hours cut back, etc, it is more important ...

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How to Prepare Dinner in 30 Minutes Using Packaged Turkey Slices and Fresh Vegetables

Posted by Tom Aikins on Saturday, November 29, 2014, In : Cooking 
Are you always in a hurry? Do you come home from work tired and exhausted? It is possible to feed your family quickly, efficiently, and economically in a matter of minutes. And there won't be a lot of clean-up either. For your entree, these Garlic-Mushroom Turkey Slices are the perfect way to dress up packaged turkey slices from the grocery store. For a quick vegetable dish try this Zucchini Continental which adds two vegetables and cheese to the turkey and mushrooms. You will have a tasty an...

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Roasted Turkey with Spicy Coconut Milk and Lemon Grass Sauce

Posted by Tom Aikins on Saturday, November 29, 2014, In : Cooking 
If you have been looking around for a fresh turkey recipe, here is a special turkey recipe with eastern flavor.  Note that the ingredients listed here is for one kilogram of turkey, so if you want to use more than a kilogram of turkey, be sure to multiply the ingredients proportional to the actual weight.

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Delicious Ways to Use Leftover Turkey

Posted by Tom Aikins on Saturday, November 29, 2014, In : Cooking 
As we all are looking for ways to stretch our food dollar, turkey is a wise choice.  Whether or not you plan to cook one for the holidays, buy one when you find them at a good sale price.  You can always freeze it for later.  You can make a lot of meals from one turkey!  And here are some recipes to help you use up that economical turkey meat.



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3 Delicious Left-Over Thanksgiving Turkey Recipes

Posted by Tom Aikins on Saturday, November 29, 2014, In : Cooking 
For the majority of Americans, it is a tradition to serve a roasted turkey dinner for the Thanksgiving holiday...however, once the dinner is over, we are faced with a lot of turkey left-overs. 

I like to freeze my left over turkey in freezer-safe 2-3 cup plastic containers. During the next few weeks, I can defrost my turkey in the microwave and make some delicious dinner recipes for my family.

Tip: You will want to remove the skin and bones from your turkey before placing it into the freezer.

Th...

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Turkey Delicacies - A few remarkable Turkey Recipes

Posted by Tom Aikins on Saturday, November 29, 2014,
The Turkey can be described as a bird that's utilized in many dishes. Its a North American bird which is thickly connected to Thanksgiving dinners. But, it is also eaten at other times. Turkey is by and large chosen since it is high in protein and scarce in fat, as compared to other dark meat. Some common breeds of Turkey include: Narragansett, Bronze, White Holland and Bourbon Red. RELATED ARTICLES
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The Origin of Eating Turkeys on Christmas

Posted by Tom Aikins on Saturday, November 29, 2014, In : Cooking 
In the traditional Christmas evening party, the turkey is an important dish on the desk. In some Asian countries, they eat turkeys only on Christmas to celebrate the festival; in western countries, especially in America, turkeys belong to one kind of ordinary meats. We Americans always eat turkeys on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.

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A Simple Way To Cook A Turkey

Posted by Tom Aikins on Saturday, November 29, 2014, In : Cooking 
Preparing a turkey may be one of the easiest tasks you'll take on as a cook because all you really have to do is put the turkey in the oven and then take it out when it is done. It's that simple. Yes, it does take some time to cook, but you don't have to stand around and wait for it to finish, you'll have plenty of time to do other activities while it is cooking. You only have to be around when it is finished, or to check on it when it is getting close to being finished.

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Thanksgiving Turkey – Avoid The Dry Bird Blues

Posted by Tom Aikins on Saturday, November 29, 2014, In : Cooking 
It’s that time of year again. The holidays are upon us and it is Turkey time again. Wow, the year went fast! Given the economic mess, that is probably a good thing. Regardless, it is time to do some cooking. In this article, we take a look at how to avoid the dry bird blues when cooking turkey for your friends and loved ones.

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3 Non-traditional Ways to Prepare Your Holiday Turkey

Posted by Tom Aikins on Saturday, November 29, 2014, In : Cooking 
Deep-Fryed Turkey 

3 gallons peanut oil for frying, or as needed 
1 (12 pound) whole turkey, neck and giblets removed 
1/4 cup Creole seasoning

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1 white onion 

In a large stockpot or turkey fryer, heat oil to 400 degrees F. Be sure to leave room for the turkey, or the oil will spill 
over. 

***** Side N...

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8 Benefits Of Having The Indoor Butterball Turkey Fryer in Your Kitchen!

Posted by Tom Aikins on Saturday, November 29, 2014, In : Cooking 
Have you read any butterball turkey fryer reviews? Are you interested in this fryer, and need to know if it is worth acquiring?

I can tell you that it is! Thanks to this unit, I've been able to cook turkeys like they're meant to be cooked!

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Butterball Turkey Fryer - Cook All Kinds Of Meals, Not Just Your Holiday Bird!

Posted by Tom Aikins on Saturday, November 29, 2014, In : Cooking 
When you looking for a Turkey Fryer, you probably want to find the best deal you ever have. Those most handy to used, safe to operate and cooked turkey meat perfectly moist and crispy skin. Those turkey fryer that when you think it you are probably focusing on the thought of what an excellent holiday meal an entire fried turkey would be.

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Different Sizes of Turkey Take Different Lengths of Time to Cook

Posted by Tom Aikins on Saturday, November 29, 2014, In : Cooking 
Whether you just fancy a turkey for dinner, or it's thanksgiving and you are preparing the traditional turkey meal, you will need to get the cooking time right. Different sizes of turkey take different lengths of time to cook, and while an overcooked, dry turkey is not a very tasty meal, the alternative - an undercooked turkey and the risk of food poisoning, is even less attractive for the help www.july4-recipes.com. While steaks are OK to consume rare, poultry has a much higher risk of disea...

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How to deep fry turkey outdoors with a propane cooker

Posted by Tom Aikins on Saturday, November 29, 2014, In : Cooking 
Equipment Needed:

*15-20lb. turkey
*28-Qt. or larger turkey fryer pot
*Propane burner stove
*Oil thermometer made to withstand over 550 Fahrenheit 300 Celsius

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*LP propane tank
*Thick work gloves(flame retardant cooking mitts works best), long and heavy sleeves(such as flannel)
*BC or ABC fire extinguisher, never use water to contain oil or gr...

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Home PageFood and BeverageCooking TipsPrint article How to Cook a Boneless Turkey Breast

Posted by Tom Aikins on Saturday, November 29, 2014, In : Cooking 
Although Turkey is considered as Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner, turkey breasts can easily be used in an average week last night dinner. Boneless turkey breast is easier to cook then whole turkey breasts and even more. How to cook boneless turkeybreasts, depending on what flavor you want and the type of coverage you want. In addition to the ingredients you need a meat thermometer and injector, of course, a preheated oven. In this article we will see how the two Turkey breasts marinated and ...

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How To Cook That Succulent And Juicy Turkey

Posted by Tom Aikins on Saturday, November 29, 2014, In : Cooking 
The centerpiece of your Thanksgiving meal would be the roasted turkey & it has been the king of your dinner table ever since Thanksgiving traditions began in the US. There really are lots of great recipes out there on how to roast turkey right but take note that the simpler the roast turkey recipe is, the better. It's best to just have the basic ingredients so that your turkey really will still taste like that of turkey & not like the other ingredients that you're using.

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How To Cook The Perfect Turkey

Posted by Tom Aikins on Saturday, November 29, 2014, In : Cooking 
Cooking a perfect Christmas turkey that your family will enjoy is a precise and time consuming task, but get it right and you will be the envy of everyone.

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Christmas Turkey Recipe

Posted by Tom Aikins on Saturday, November 29, 2014, In : Cooking 
Christmas Turkey Recipe 

Christmas is a time when one is seen experimenting with various recipes. Old recipes are personalized and made more delicious. However, one is mostly seen trying out new recipes. It is fun to try out new dishes during the holidays. And there can be no better season to experiment with new recipes, than the holiday season of Christmas. As far as the preparation of turkey is concerned, it is being cloaked in various ingredients for a contemporary look. The Christmas Turke...

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Yikes! The Turkey Is Done, But the Guests Are Delayed! How Do I Keep My Thanksgiving Dinner Warm?

Posted by Tom Aikins on Saturday, November 29, 2014, In : Cooking 
The turkey is done, but where are the guests? Winter weather and too much traffic can slow down cars and planes. And then there are those who live around the corner from you but are chronically late for everything. Don't invite them next year. Find prompter friends. But that doesn't solve this year's problem: how to keep food at a safe and appetizing temperature while waiting for dilatory diners. This article will cover holding techniques used by experts.  But first, some basics about food sa...

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Holiday Turkey Recipe With Fixins

Posted by Tom Aikins on Saturday, November 29, 2014, In : Cooking 
That Turkey dinner is one of the most celebrated meals in the United States, and also one of the most times consuming. People work hour after hour just to get the turkey dinner done just right. We have tips to get you the perfect cooked turkey that you and your family will be proud to feast.


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How to Cook a Turkey Breast

Posted by Tom Aikins on Saturday, November 29, 2014, In : Cooking 
Breast of turkey meat is tasty, low calorie and low fat. 3 ounces skinless serving contains more than half the daily intake of protein for only 135 calories. You can easily cook turkey breast in the oven, but it has some disadvantages. Turn meat training method that uses moist heat on the stove. It will keep your juicy turkey breast and fill it with flavorings.How to cook turkey breast.

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How Long to Cook a Turkey Breast

Posted by Tom Aikins on Saturday, November 29, 2014, In : Cooking 
There are many methods to cook a turkey. But some are given below.
* Cooking via traditional method (old way)
* Cooking via gravy recipe
* Roasting the turkey breast
* Roasting in oven
* Oven-bag roasts
* Oven braising
Hey! I'll gradually explain these methods. The easiest and comfortable way to cook a turkey breast is roasting. This mouth watering recipe punches the people to ask about "how to cook a turkey breast". The gradients involve cooking a turkey breast is: 
1. what turkey is to buy? 
There i...

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How to Cook Turkey on Natural Gas Grills

Posted by Tom Aikins on Saturday, November 29, 2014, In : Cooking 
Tradition has its fans, but maybe this year you would like to try a twist to your turkey recipe. If you've got a gas griddle and enjoy the hazy flavour of griddled meat, why don't you try barbecuing your turkey this year? It isn't only possible it is rather easy. Ideally, the turkey you choose should sit on the griddle and the lid should close without touching the bird. If this is not possible, do not be disturbed, you can still griddle your turkey. You'll require some industrial quality foil...

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Cooking Turkey Meat for Your Christmas Meal Cooking Recipe

Posted by Tom Aikins on Saturday, November 29, 2014, In : Cooking 
This turkey recipe uses brine techniques to bring forth turkey meat which is incredibly moist. Cooking this turkey meat for your Christmas meal will make you a hit both your friends and family. Home cooking has never never more exciting! For more details www.thanks-giving-recipes.com.In cooking, brining is a process similar to marination in which meat is soaked in a salt solution (the brine) before cooking.

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Different Ways to Cooking Turkey

Posted by Tom Aikins on Saturday, November 29, 2014, In : Cooking 
Some people get really uptight at the thought of cooking a turkey, but their worry is unfounded. Actually roasting a turkey is one of the easiest cooking feats to accomplish successfully. Allow for adequate turkey cooking time, and you can be successful your first time out. By following a few simple cooking tips, anyone can roast a perfect turkey to complement their Thanksgiving feast or any other meal.

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Conserving Money Cooking Turkeys Is Great

Posted by Tom Aikins on Saturday, November 29, 2014, In : Cooking 
Saving money cooking turkeys is delicious. So is the food. Too many people forget about turkey until the holidays. They see it as a food that is prepared for special occasions and large gatherings. These folks are missing out on a great opportunity. Turkey is easy to prepare, tastes fantastic, and can be used in many recipes. It is also extremely cost effective. 

First off, remember the "golden rule" of turkey cooking - waste nothing. Every single portion, from skin to bone, to gizzard and org...

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How to Cook a Turkey - Cooking Turkey

Posted by Tom Aikins on Saturday, November 29, 2014, In : Cooking 
Turkey meat is very delicious dish, so quest is this how to cook a turkey. Learn to cook a turkey is not difficult. The key is to handle a turkey safely before cooking, and then cook to desired temperature.

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* Buy the right amount of turk...

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Soul Food Recipes News: Soul Food Recipes Expanding Influence

Posted by Tom Aikins on Saturday, November 29, 2014, In : Cooking 
Soul food recipes have a long history and tradition dating back to the Civil War era. It's one of the most popular original American foods left. The food eaten by some of Americas most influential police, sports and entertainment figures continues to grow in popularity and influence.

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Three Traditional American Recipes

Posted by Tom Aikins on Saturday, November 29, 2014, In : Cooking 
There is no denying that American-style food has had a very large impact on cuisine all over the world! No, I don't just mean fast-food, either! Traditional American foods such as the Coney Island-style hot dog, potato chips, fried chicken, and hamburgers with fries are just a few things that, while not all being essentially American, have reached the world through popularity in America. While it is hard to narrow them down, I have included in this article three of my favorite American recipe...

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The Taco: A Brief History of a Mexican Food Favorite

Posted by Tom Aikins on Saturday, November 29, 2014, In : Cooking 
If the taco was never invented and you asked a chef if a small, fried corn or flour tortilla stuffed with fillingcould become an American culinary mainstay, he or she would probably say no. But it did. The taco evolved from a food invention introduced by Mexican miners to a crunchy American favorite.

According to the Real Academia Espanola, taco describes a traditional Mexican dish of one or two corn tortillas wrapped around food. The origin of the word taco could be literally translated to me...

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Recipes For American Restaurant Dishes You Can Use At Home

Posted by Tom Aikins on Saturday, November 29, 2014, In : Cooking 
American restaurants are the most popular dining restaurants in America. This is because when eating there it reminds people of their grandmothers and how they cook. There are a few different kinds of American cooking. However, when eating at these restaurants people realize that they could make these recipes at home. This brought about the idea of using copycat restaurant recipes. 

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American Cuisine

Posted by Tom Aikins on Saturday, November 29, 2014,
Unique countries have distinct perks and wonders to provide. Take Japan for example. We all know that they create outstanding automobiles. In truth, it's clear to Americans at this point that Japan builds much better cars than we do here inside the states. But, you don't have to take my word for it. Their automobile sales tell it all. So what do we have here in the very good, old US of A? What sets us apart from the several other countries? Well, besides our open minds and equal rights, Ameri...

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A Look At Favorite American Food, Pizza

Posted by Tom Aikins on Saturday, November 29, 2014, In : Cooking 
Right up there with baseball and apple pie, pizza has become an American icon, no longer just reserved for college students on a budget – but a family favorite across the country. Whether it's piled high with pepperoni and mozzarella or loaded with pineapples and ham, pizza is one of the most popular foods in the United States. Amazingly, Americans eat an average of around 350 slices of pizza every second, amounting to around one hundred acres each day. In fact, the average man, woman and c...

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Popular American Foods and Recipes

Posted by Tom Aikins on Saturday, November 29, 2014, In : Cooking 
Some of the best foods found in America are due to the influence of various cultures. There are many cuisines to choose from and some of the finest Italian restaurants and best pizza chains are found in America.

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What Exactly is American Food?

Posted by Tom Aikins on Saturday, November 29, 2014, In : Cooking 
When a potential diners peruses the brief description of any restaurant they likely get a sense of what type of cuisine can be found on the menu. Chinese, Thai, Italian, Japanese. These all conjure up visions of favorite entrées filled with spices, meats, vegetables, etc. authentic to the lands from which they came. But, what about American? What exactly is American food? Most Americans would rattle off a list of well-known dishes, most served at baseball games, such as hot dogs, hamburgers,...

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Vegetarian Dishes: An Integral Aspect Of South Indian Cuisines

Posted by Tom Aikins on Saturday, November 29, 2014, In : Cooking 
Vegetarianism is today becoming immensely popular among various sections and communities of people. This can be due to a number of reasons from the need to preserve Earth's natural resources to animal lovers who are ethically opposed to eating them. So why is it a good idea to adopt vegetarism? First and foremost there is an abudance of scientific research that proves that there are various health and environmental benefits of adopting a vegetarian diet. According to studies, an estimated 70 ...

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South Indian Cuisine: An Important Part Of Indian Cuisine

Posted by Tom Aikins on Saturday, November 29, 2014, In : Cooking 
Considered as one of the most diverse cuisines in the world, Indian cuisine is dominated by the use of spices, vegetable, grains and fruits that are grown in abundance all over the country. The cuisine of each region is different and unique; encompassing a wide range of cooking techniques and dishes of various flavors and taste. This diversity in cooking truly represents the ethnic and cultural diversity of the country. In addition, India's religious beliefs and culture has also impacted the ...

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Smothered Cabbage Recipes

Posted by Tom Aikins on Saturday, November 29, 2014, In : Cooking 
Smothered cabbage recipes are very easy to prepare gives out a soft texture and retains the original flavor. That is the reason; these dishes are now becoming popular in dinner parties and other occasions.
Smothered cabbage soups are perfect choice during cold winter months, as they are hot, delicious, soft & yummy, and most importantly healthy meal for the season.

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Appetizer Recipes: A Must For Every Party

Posted by Tom Aikins on Saturday, November 29, 2014, In : Cooking 
Food preparation and cooking are not merely about laying food on the table. For people who take food and eating sincerely, preparing a perfect dinner is not merely about putting all the ingredients all in one. If you want to be a master of the kitchen and also a favorite among the guests, then you must learn how to prepare foods which are worth tasting repeatedly. This could serve well not merely for those who wish to have dinner guests regularly however also for someone who wish to serve gre...

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Pasta recipes – foodie's delight

Posted by Tom Aikins on Saturday, November 29, 2014, In : Cooking 
Pasta dishes provide the best way to please even the finicky eaters, and on the wealthy note, these can be prepared in a very less time. If you think you need to work on your pasta making skills, then your guide to the successful and best loved recipes will include nothing but a variety of sauces and cheese. The classic Mac and Cheese pasta is every child's fantasy, whereas the elite Pasta Con Pomodoro sprinkled with the right wine can surely make the best platter. If you want to make it spec...

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Go To Oskar And Eat Something... Now

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, November 28, 2014, In : Restaurants 
Here’s our review of Oskar: the food is great and you should be eating there. Often.
That’s it. The rest of this review is going to expand upon the information in the first paragraph and you should read it because we spent time writing it and our feelings would be hurt if you didn’t. However, the smart thing to do is to just take our word for it, skip the review and go to Oskar’s now and start eating. Anything.
It would be hard to go wrong if the entire menu is like the three dishes we ...

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Making The Scene In Sukhumvit

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, November 28, 2014, In : Restaurants 
It’s the Love Scene we’re talking about and it’s a hole-in-the-wall restaurant on Soi 23, not a 60s-era hangout as might be imagined from its rather interesting name. However, this Thai restaurant did start life as a pub on Soi Cowboy in the early 90s before moving around the corner 12 years ago to its present location about 30 meters from Cowboy.
Inside, the decor could kindly be called eclectic although other adjectives might be more appropriate. However, it’s what’s on the plate t...

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American Comfort Food Comes To Sukhumvit

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, November 28, 2014, In : Restaurants 
Christina’s Kitchen is one of the newest additions to the Sukhumvit dining scene although it’s hard to say if that’s still true considering how fast places are popping up nowadays. However, although her restaurant may be new Christina Smith has been cooking food for quite some time now starting in her native city of Atlanta in the U.S. state of Georgia. That makes her a southerner and while some of her cooking is definitely southern oriented it’s more just like good old American cooki...

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Vegetarian Fare At Saras Scales New Heights

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, November 28, 2014, In : Restaurants 
It used to be quite hard to be a vegetarian. It was especially difficult if you were living in Chicago, the capital of beef, pork and sausages, in the mid-80s. Trust me on that one. A five-year stint as a vegetarian, before vegetarianism attained the popularity it has today, taught me a lot about food. I learned that vegetarian food didn’t have much flavor; boiled veggies were just plain boring and that simple dish, along with a few salads was most restaurant’s idea of vegetarian food.
Now...

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No Worries, The Kiwis Are Bringing The Fish

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, November 28, 2014, In : Restaurants 
Boy, are they bringing the fish. Lots of fish. All kinds of fish. All kinds of New Zealand fish to be precise. And all of it from cold, clean water that gives all of these fish — and shellfish — great flavors that only cold water can create.
There’s quite a selection here at Snapper New Zealand on Soi 11 behind Cheap Charlie’s and a variety of ways you can choose to have it cooked. On a recent visit we went the deep-fried route and were rewarded with some tender flaky fish and flavorfu...

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French Bistro/Brasserie Hits The Mark

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, November 28, 2014, In : Restaurants 
While there are approximately 93 Italian restaurants from Soi 1 to Ekkamai, the number of French restaurants can be counted on one hand. So when you can find a good French eatery in Sukhumvit it’s something worth writing about.
It’s especially worthwhile when the restaurant, Le Petit Zinc, is a cozy place with a bistro/brasserie menu and an inviting atmosphere. A recent meal there made us glad we visited and gave us some good reasons to return.
Owners Muriel and Thomas Dazard have created a...

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Great Design And Good Food Highlight Crave

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, November 28, 2014, In : Restaurants 
There are a lot of well-designed restaurants in Bangkok – and a lot that aren’t – but the people who designed Crave had a little more on their plates, so to speak, than many designers. They had to incorporate an island kitchen and a wine cellar space into their restaurant as well as the dining room and they ended up producing a stunning result.
This long rectangular-shaped room has a huge window on either side opening up the front of the restaurant to great natural light and then the atm...

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The Game's All-Round Fare

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, November 28, 2014, In : Restaurants 
Sukhumvit’s newest sports bar is also one of its newest restaurants and it seems to be quite serious about the food it serves. A recent visit to The Game, on Sukhumvit Road between Sois 9 and 11, illustrated that fact quite clearly as in addition to eating some really good food we also had the opportunity to speak with Chef Andrew and find out how he feels about the food he serves.
Basically, fresh is the mantra at The Game as well as self-made. They try to make everything they can here in-h...

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El Gaucho Raises The Stakes In Sukhumvit

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, November 28, 2014, In : Restaurants 
There are other meats on the menu — chicken, pork, lamb —and seafood too but make no mistake about it: this restaurant is all about beef. And it’s beef that comes from Argentina, the U.S. and Australia. The wagyu cuts on the menu come from Australia and the others come from the U.S. and Argentina.
They offer either a filet, ribeye or NY strip steak cut from prime Black Angus beef and the filet and ribeye from choice meat, a small step down the quality ladder. The Wagyu cuts are a filet a...

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Soi 11’s Sports Bar/Pub/Restaurant

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, November 28, 2014, In : Restaurants 
Most food and beverage establishments work hard to establish themselves as one type of place or another but at Mulligan’s, on Soi  11, they seem to be trying to juggle three different personas at once. They were in our sports bar article in our last issue when we listed Sukhumvit’s sports bars but this month they’re in the dining section of the magazine because we’re writing about their menu.
And the food on this menu runs a wide gamut from pub food to Thai food and even a brunch menu ...

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Leapfrog Jumps On The Rooftop Bandwagon

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, November 28, 2014, In : Restaurants 
The rooftop restaurant in Bangkok has become almost a required element of any new hotel that gets built here in the last several years, ever since Vertigo opened everyone’s eyes to the possibilities that these outlets offer to guests. Of course, Vertigo is probably the most stunning rooftop place in town but many others have their own charm as well and one of these is Leapfrog which is located on the roof of the Ramada Encore hotel on Soi 10.
Unlike Vertigo, which is completely exposed to th...

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Imperial Queen’s Park Continues Long Tradition Of Creative Dining Promotions

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, November 28, 2014, In : Restaurants 
The Parkview restaurant in the Imperial Queen’s Park is much like many other hotel all-day dining outlets most of the time with a few small exceptions — first, it’s an enormous place and second it’s regular buffet is filled with high-end items as well as the more usual items you’d expect to see in a hotel.
However, when it’s not most of the time is when the Parkview has a chance to shine, such as the recent promotion that was held from October 29 to November 4. The reason for the p...

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New Menu At Rossini’s Mixes With The Classics

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, November 28, 2014, In : Restaurants 
Rossini’s Italian restaurant in the Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit Hotel has  been around now for 16 years or so. That’s a fair amount of time for any restaurant and as much as things have changed in the world during that time not much has changed at Rossini’s. People have come and gone and the menu has also changed, although quite rarely. One thing that hasn’t changed, however, is the attention to detail and commitment to quality that started when the restaurant first opened. 
I was there ...

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Black Swan Offers More Than Just Pub Food

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, November 28, 2014, In : Restaurants 
The Black Swan on Sukhumvit Road right under the Asoke BTS station is an English pub in the traditional sense: it’s cozy, full of people and sports a good menu of pub food. What it also has, however, is a large menu of international and Thai food to further tempt customer’s appetites.
This large menu touches a lot of culinary bases and this extends to dishes like barbecued ribs (see photo right) and many others that are not typically featured at English pubs such as plenty of salads and bu...

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It’s A Beautiful Day In The Neighorhood — If You’re On Soi 16

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, November 28, 2014, In : Restaurants 
The best thing about being on Soi 16 now is the fact that there’s a great new place to go to if you’re looking for quality food that won’t put a serious dent in your wallet. It’s a small new place called Avenue across the street from Kuppa and it’s being billed as a New York-style bistro.
The decor gives you that impression as you enter and are confronted with an impressive looking bar with its solid red leather covered stools and dark wood. The rest of the decor follow a similar the...

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The Specialty At Nadimos Is Authentic Lebanese Cuisine

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, November 28, 2014, In : Restaurants 
There are very few Lebanese restaurants in Bangkok and there are even fewer that offer truly authentic food from this part of the culinary world. Nadimos is one place where you can be sure of the culinary credentials of the food since their chefs come straight from Lebanon and use the ingredients they grew up with and learned to cook with over the years.
On a recent visit we sampled some of the best that Nadimos has to offer and experienced first-hand both the great flavors that can be created...

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Senor Pico’s Throws A Party Mexican Style

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, November 28, 2014, In : Restaurants 
The relaunch of Senor Pico’s in the Rembrandt Hotel on Soi 18 took place in mid-December and the long wait was worth it. This Mexican outlet had been a part of the Rembrandt for at least the 17 years I’ve been here and the brand was created and launched originally in the U.S. in 1965 by Vic Bergeron, the creator of the Trader Vic’s restaurant chain. 
Since many of the dishes in the old Senor Pico’s seemed to be of that same vintage, the Rembrandt’s management decided that a little re...

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High In The Sky With Unique Cuisine From Peru

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, November 28, 2014, In : Restaurants 
Peruvian cuisine may not have many followers yet in Bangkok due to the fact there is just one restaurant that specializes in it but that may change if more people are exposed to its interesting flavors, ingredient combinations and textures. 
Above 11, the rooftop restaurant on the 32nd floor of the Fraser Suites serviced apartment on Soi 11  has been serving this unique cuisine for the last eight months and seems to have found a loyal audience based on the numbers of people that regularly turn...

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You’ll Love The Food At Wine I Love You

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, November 28, 2014, In : Restaurants 
This will be a rather simple restaurant review, much like the one we wrote for Oskar on Soi 11 back in August. The food is great here, as are the prices, so go to Wine I Love You now and start eating. Anything.
The four items you see pictured here represent a recent dinner we enjoyed at Wine I Love You, a relatively new place on Soi 26 close to Rama IV Road. It’s in a big new development whose name we never caught because there were so many signs everywhere and we weren’t sure what was wha...

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Bei Otto’s New Winestube Focuses On Great Food And Regional Wines

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, November 28, 2014, In : Restaurants 
Bei Otto, on Soi 20, long the favorite German restaurant in Sukhumvit, has just opened a new winestube (wine cellar) focusing on some really tasty food along with wines from Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the Tyrol region of northern Italy. In a small, cozy room they serve the dishes you see here plus a few more and some good wines to go with them. The food we tasted was all good and the wines are specially imported. Check it out if you want an authentic German experience.
Bei Otto, Soi 20,...

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Michelin-Star Chef Alfredo Russo Returns To Bangkok

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, November 28, 2014, In : Cooking 
Renowned Italian chef Alfredo Russo just arrived from Turin, Italy  to create a week of his signature Italian cuisine featuring an a la carte menu and on two nights a special wine dinner of his Michelin star cuisine. It will all be happening at Rossini’s Italian restaurant in the Sukhumvit Grande Hotel. 
On Thursday January 31, the acknowledged master of “New Italian Style’” cuisine invites discerning epicureans to savor his wine dinner menu paired with Tuscan wines from “La Spinetta...

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Bed Supperclub Defies Ordinary Descriptions

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, November 28, 2014, In : Restaurants 
The Bed Supperclub on Soi 11 is, as advertised, a true supper club in the traditional sense of the word in that it offers dining and entertainment in one place. However, it transcends that narrow description somehow and really offers a unique experience to its clientele. It’s not easy to describe exactly what Bed is although you may, after visiting, feel like your experience was something altogether different than what you’ve done before.
I’m not sure restaurant or supper club is the ter...

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Mauve Offers A Variety Of Cuisines In An Upscale Setting

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, November 28, 2014, In : Restaurants 
The sparkling interior of Mauve, the all-day dining restaurant in the Radisson Executive Suites on Soi 13 is as inviting in its own way as the menu of this stylish eatery. Sleekly modern and contemporary, the space offers diners a glimpse of some of the kitchen and also has a separate, airy bar area.
The newly revamped menu concentrates on western favorites and Thai specialties along with a good selection of pizzas made in the kitchen’s pizza oven.
Pastas and burgers are also included along w...

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The Sportsman Is Part Of A Growing Genre

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, November 28, 2014, In : Restaurants 
There has emerged in recent years here in Sukhumvit a whole new genre of eating establishments — pubs and sports bar-type places that also put a lot of time and effort into creating some really good food. These places typically have a lot more on the menu than traditional pub food or American-style sports bar fare and also offer good selections of Thai food as well.
One of these places is The Sportsman on Soi 13. This newly-relocated place is more of a pool hall than anything else but there...

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The Westin’s Brunch Offers A Varied Approach

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, November 28, 2014, In : Restaurants 
The Westin Grande Hotel’s Taste restaurant is offering diners a wide range of dishes now with its Sunday brunch buffet, incorporating its Japanes restaurant Kisso into the mix as well as offering a wide range of desserts.
The menu at Taste is an eclectic mix of international and Thai food that is aimed at people looking for a good range of dishes from a variety of cuisines and cooking styles. There’s everything here from a pasta bar (at right) to the occasional Indian dish and, of course, ...

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Monsoon’s Formula For Continuing Success

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, November 28, 2014, In : Restaurants 
Is there a formula for success in the restaurant business? Not really, because if there were then everyone would just follow it and make a lot of money. There are, however, certain principles that can be followed that will not necessarily guarantee success but at least keep you pointed in the right direction.
The first thing you need to do is get a good chef that knows how to cook good food. That seems like a no-brainer but if you’ve been to as many restaurants as we have in this city over t...

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The Royal Oak’s Menu Is A Mix of Tradition and New Trends

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, November 28, 2014, In : Restaurants 
The Royal Oak pub on Soi 33/1 has a long history here in Bangkok. Its website proclaims it to be the oldest pub in Bangkok with a 20-year run at the same location. Of course many years ago this location housed a branch of the Angus Steak House and while it may have been called a steak house it was in reality more of a pub. In fact, the decor and layout have changes since 1996 at least when I first visited.
But while the decor has remained the same the food hasn’t. The steak and pub menu grad...

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Indian Host Offers More Than Just Indian

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, November 28, 2014, In : Restaurants 
Indian Host restaurant on Soi 22 has the typical Indian cuisine menu you’ll find just about anywhere in Sukhumvit — with one little twist. Its selection of Chinese-Indian dishes sets it apart from most of its competitors and offers diners a different set of flavors to experience as well as the great flavors from their traditional menu.
Chinese-Indian food actually came about because of a sizable population of Chinese immigrants who settled in the city of Calcutta generations ago. Their use...

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The Eugenia Offers A Unique Atmosphere And Enticing Menu

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, November 28, 2014, In : Restaurants 
Hideaway spots are not in abundance in Sukhumvit but one that bears some exploring is The Eugenia, a very small (12 rooms) boutique hotel on Soi 31 that really does deserve that rather over-used adjective boutique. Probably nine out of ten hotels that call themselves boutique are nothing of the kind but The Eugenia is truly a unique and eclectic property which is what the term boutique really means. 
The hotel has an old world colonial style charm which was created only several years ago, howe...

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Hanrahans Taking Their Food Seriously

Posted by Tom Aikins on Thursday, November 27, 2014, In : Restaurants 
We’re sticklers for good food and service when we go to restaurants and there’s are a couple of reasons for that. First, WE’RE PAYING THESE PEOPLE MONEY. Hey, if it was free then we wouldn’t set the bar so high but it’s not. We’re paying them hard-earned money so we demand value for that money. Doesn’t sound unreasonable, does it?
Second, providing good food and service is NOT THAT HARD. There are plenty of places to buy quality ingredients here now and there are also plenty of p...

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Multiple Buffet Choices Are On Offer At Youzen

Posted by Tom Aikins on Thursday, November 27, 2014, In : Restaurants 
The Youzen Japanese restaurant in the Windsor Suites hotel offers diners a unique experience here in Bangkok —a Japanese buffet that isn’t floating around the restaurant in a chain-type outlet. Youzen is in a hotel and the buffet is laid out before you, making it a lot easier to get the items you want. Also, of course, there are other advantages such as cooked to order items such as tempura and soups that you can serve yourself.
This unique idea is also not an expensive one: the price is 6...

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Govinda Provides A Good Alternative

Posted by Tom Aikins on Thursday, November 27, 2014, In : Restaurants 
Eating tasty, delicious vegetarian food is no always easy to do although it is certainly easier than it was 30 years ago. Many people are more health conscious these days and have recognized that a vegetarian diet is more suited to keeping their weight down. That has led to more restaurants catering to this demand which has naturally led to greater choices. 
Personally, we’ve always felt that Indian vegetarian food was the tastiest but there is another contender to consider. Although Govinda...

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Superb Flavors Define Menu At Tapas Cafe

Posted by Tom Aikins on Thursday, November 27, 2014, In : Restaurants 
Restaurants offering some sort of tapas dishes have proliferated in various parts of Bangkok over the years but Tapas Cafe on Soi 11 (located in the small sub-soi behind Cheap Charlies) is the only one we’ve ever tried that gives guests a true tapas experience that originates from Spain.
A recent dinner there was a delightful mix of flavors and textures as we sampled the first truly edible octopus (photo below left) we’ve ever had in our culinary journeys as well as the best meatballs we...

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Stash Marches To The Beat Of A Different Drummer

Posted by Tom Aikins on Thursday, November 27, 2014, In : Restaurants 
Stash doesn’t really remind us of anything we’ve ever seen before but then it doesn’t seem to be totally unique either. It seems like there are elements of this quirky little bar/bistro that are familiar but then again maybe not. It’s even located in a quirky location — the private little subsoi behind Cheap Charlies on soi 11. 
There’s something about this place that engages your interest and part of that attraction is the food that’s served here. We’ve eaten here on several o...

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Avenue Presents A New York Grill Experience

Posted by Tom Aikins on Thursday, November 27, 2014, In : Restaurants 
A newly rebranded Avenue New York Grill, on Soi 16, is intent upon offering customers a restaurant experience that wil remind them of the classic grills and steakhouses of New York city. And to a great degree they’re succeeding, with food and an atmosphere that are inviting and satisfying.
The menu here was designed to give diners a decent choice of dishes to choose from but is also focused on the heart of the restaurant — it’s grill. There are five different steaks, varying seafood spec...

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Snapper New Zealand Expands Its Offerings

Posted by Tom Aikins on Thursday, November 27, 2014, In : Restaurants 
This restaurant, known for its great selection of New Zealand seafood, has recently expanded. It doubled in physical size and also added another whole section to the menu, as well as more seafood items. 
The new section is meats from Kiwiland. There are steaks and lamb on the menu now and venison is expected some time too. This adds a whole other dimension to the restaurant and is sure to make it even more popular than it already is.
One thing that’s somewhat unique is that the owner here, Cr...

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La Cantina Returns With Authentic Italian Flavors

Posted by Tom Aikins on Thursday, November 27, 2014, In : Restaurants 
This small cozy restaurant on Soi 16 (across the street from Foodland) has only recently re-opened after a hiatus for some renoavations and revamping. And the wait has been worth it as the new menu and new look have re-energized this Italian eatery as it now offers even more dishes that seem to be straight from Italy.
Chef/owner Roberto is the MC here and his attention to detail in regard to both the food and service is evident as the food presentations are thoughtful and aartful and the food ...

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El Gaucho Continues To Impress With Its High End Steak Menu

Posted by Tom Aikins on Thursday, November 27, 2014, In : Restaurants 
For the last nine months or so Sukhumvit has had another premium steakhouse for locals to partake of their favorite cuts of red meat. El Gaucho, which bills itself as an Argentinian steakhouse, opened in the old La Gritta location in the City Lodge hotel on Soi 19 back in August of 2012.
With its original roots stretching back as far as the Czech Republic and Slovakia and more recently Vietnam, El Gaucho has been presenting New York Steakhouse type of quality in a freestanding restaurant, the ...

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Le Bouchot Flexes Its Mussels

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, November 26, 2014, In : Restaurants 
The picture directly below does a good job of summarizing the food that you’ll find at Le Bouchot, a cozy, subterranean restaurant located in the Oakwood Residence building on Soi 24. It’s mussels with bacon, roast garlic and chili. These mussels are among the freshest we’ve ever tasted and together with the other ingredients combine to form a delicious, rich and indulgent dish that also packs a punch with some serious heat. 
It’s a perfect dish and embodies everything that Le Bouchot ...

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Ugolini’s Italian Dishes Are Unique

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, November 26, 2014, In : Restaurants 
The widespread proliferation of Italian restaurants that has happened over the years in Bangkok it has made it increasingly difficult to keep up with who is doing what and where the best Italian food is being served. One factor that is important in determining where to eat is where can you get something that is different from somewhere else. 
Ugolini, on Soi Langsuan, is a place that is trying to keep its menu fresh and unique by offering dishes that are just a little different than many other...

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Clubhouse’s Cuisine Has Universal Appeal

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, November 26, 2014, In : Restaurants 
If you haven’t eaten at The Clubhouse on Soi 23 you might want to check it out some time soon. Our recent visit there didn’t uncover any eclectic dining gems but instead offered us a look at a menu that has a wide appeal and that is executed with some flair and technical expertise by their kitchen.
This mix of uncomplicated food has just about something for everyone including Tex-Mex, pub grub, burgers, salads, casual American-style food and a lot more. And the presentations and cooking sh...

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El Osito Is A Foodie’s Paradise

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, November 26, 2014, In : Restaurants 
Writing about El Osito is rather difficult because it’s hard to find a starting point. Do you start with the cool decor, the two-part, day/night menu or the somewhat eclectic food that is some of the best we’ve tasted in Bangkok?
Actually, the best place to start is with the owners, Billy, a native San Franciscan and his Thai wife Khun O. These two share a passion for food that drives the success of this casual deli/tapas place. 
In fact, Billy has more passion for food than any 10 other ch...

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The Royal Oak’s Menu Is A Mix of Tradition and New Trends

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, November 26, 2014, In : Restaurants 
The Royal Oak pub on Soi 33/1 has a long history here in Bangkok. Its website proclaims it to be the oldest pub in Bangkok with a 20-year run at the same location. Of course many years ago this location housed a branch of the Angus Steak House and while it may have been called a steak house it was in reality more of a pub. In fact, the decor and layout have changes since 1996 at least when I first visited.
But while the decor has remained the same the food hasn’t. The steak and pub menu grad...

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Black Swan Offers More Than Just Pub Food

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, November 26, 2014, In : Restaurants 
The Black Swan on Sukhumvit Road right under the Asoke BTS station is an English pub in the traditional sense: it’s cozy, full of people and sports a good menu of pub food. What it also has, however, is a large menu of international and Thai food to further tempt customer’s appetites.
This large menu touches a lot of culinary bases and this extends to dishes like barbecued ribs (see photo right) and many others that are not typically featured at English pubs such as plenty of salads and bu...

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Le Fenix Eatery Offers Selection And Quality

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, November 26, 2014, In : Restaurants 
The Le Fenix Hotel’s L3 Eatery bears a lot of resemblance to many other all-day hotel restaurants in Sukhumvit but there are some small touches here and there that help it to rise above the norm. On a recent visit we discovered some of these and we glad we did.
Nothing earth-shattering here as the lunch buffet is pretty straightforward but there are some items and promotions that make things a little more interesting. First, from now until August 15 you can pay for only three people when you...

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La Monita’s Real Mexican Flavors

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, November 26, 2014, In : Restaurants 
La Monita, which is far and away the best Mexican  restaurant in Bangkok (in our humble opinion), was started because owner Billy Bautista couldn’t find a burrito that he liked in the city. Having eaten lots of Mexican food (as well as many other kinds of food) in his native California, he is a big fan of this cuisine and when he couldn’t find a decent burrito anywhere he took the extreme step of opening his own place almost four years ago. La Monita has flourished since then, with big lu...

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Ibis Makes An Effort With Its Food

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, November 26, 2014, In : Restaurants 
Ibis Hotels aren’t normally known for their food and beverage operations here in Thailand (or perhaps anywhere for that matter) as Ibis, under the Accor umbrella, is a lower-priced brand and not up to the standards set by the group’s Mercure or Novotel properties.
However, the Ibis property on Soi 4 has apparently decided that this doesn’t have to be the case and its food operation is quite ambitious for its brand. Although its one food and beverage outlet is a somewhat small all-day din...

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Flava Mixes East And West

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, November 26, 2014, In : Restaurants 
Since the Flava restaurant opened about seven years ago in the Dream Hotel on Soi 15 little has changed in its basic menu concept. It still has an interesting mix of eastern and western dishes and at prices that are a change from most of the overpriced hotel food available in Sukhumvit.
A recent visit confirmed that the menu was still relevant and had changed over the years in terms of the actual dishes but not in philosophy. The food quality is still good and the presentations are nicely styl...

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Tony Roma’s All-American Appeal

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, November 26, 2014, In : Restaurants 
When Tony Roma started his first ribs restaurant in Miami, Florida in 1972 he couldn’t have imagined that 41 years later people from around the world would be enjoying his food. Especially so many people since there are now over 150 Tony Roma’s worldwide and two here in Bangkok — one at Siam Paragon and one at Terminal 21 where we recently sampled some of the dishes offered on their large menu.
It’s not just about ribs anymore either at Roma’s as there are also many other American-st...

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Dosa King Does The Veggie Thing

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, November 26, 2014, In : Restaurants 
The prospect of eating vegetarian food may not excite you but if you haven’t eaten Indian vegetarian food then you really can’t judge whether vegetarian is interesting or not. Take it from us, some vegetarian food can be good and some can be really good. The best vegetarian food we’ve ever eaten is definitely Indian and Dosa King on Soi 11/1 is a leading practitioner of the cuisine here in Sukhumvit.
The main reason that Indian vegetarian food is good is that it contains a far greater nu...

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Great Food Debuts At Dallas Steakhouse

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, November 26, 2014, In : Restaurants 
There are, as we’re sure you know, always plenty of new restauratns opening in Sukhumvit. That’s good news, generally, since a vibrant restaurant scene is always a plus for any area. However, the bad news is that few of all these restaurants are very good.
Fortunately, the owners of Dallas Steakhouse made one decision that has greatly affected the operation of the their brand new place and that decision was to hire a good chef  —  a chef with serious experience at top places in the U.S. ...

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Minibar Royale Is A Quirky Foodie Haven

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, November 26, 2014, In : Restaurants 
The owners of this eclectic little place located in the Citadines building on Soi 23 all have some connection to New York. They either lived and worked there or went to school there and the city served as part of the inspiration to start the restaurant several years ago. They must have channeled some French culture through the process of designing the place too because there is a hint of post-war French decor running through the space as well.
The menu also has a dual nature with mostly Americ...

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Xing Fu’s Different Approach Produces Many Tasty Results

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, November 26, 2014, In : Restaurants 
We’ve eaten in many Chinese restaurants over the years and quite honestly have rarely found one that did anything different than what every other Chinese restaurant in town does: serve boring Cantonese-style food. That means shark fin soup (like eating rubber) bird’s nest, abalone, drunken chicken, etc. It’s mostly a bunch of crap. 
That’s why Xing Fu, the Chinese restaurant in the Bangkok Lotus Hotel on Soi 33 is such a pleasure to visit. Their menu is so different from most of the Ch...

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Ma Du Zi’s Eclectic Menu Provides Surprises

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, November 26, 2014, In : Restaurants 
The quiet, elegant surroundings at Ma Du Zi, a charming boutique hotel on Asoke Road carry over to its library-like restaurant which features bookcases that partition off the tables into their own semi-private nooks. It’s a rather unique look and that decor is matched by the food tht is presented to diners.
With a nouveau French style, chef Yuya Okuda, a Japanese national trained in classical French cooking in France, gives diners his interpretations of some classical dishes as well as some ...

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Imperial Queen’s Park Continues Long Tradition Of Creative Dining Promotions

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, November 25, 2014, In : Restaurants 
The Parkview restaurant in the Imperial Queen’s Park is much like many other hotel all-day dining outlets most of the time with a few small exceptions — first, it’s an enormous place and second it’s regular buffet is filled with high-end items as well as the more usual items you’d expect to see in a hotel.
However, when it’s not most of the time is when the Parkview has a chance to shine, such as the recent promotion that was held from October 29 to November 4. The reason for the p...

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Brazilia Brings Tasty New Concept To Sukhumvit

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, November 25, 2014, In : Restaurants 
There’s a hot new concept in Sukhumvit and you’ll find it at the Brazilia restaurant in the Hotel Mermaid on Soi 29. Brazilia is a Brazilian style steak and pizza restaurant that offers diners a whole new way of eating great beef and other meats along with a unique menu of pizzas. It’s been open less than a month but is already attracting large numbers of diners with its buffet dinners and a Sunday brunch.
As you can see from the photos, the different meats are brought to the table on a ...

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Oskar Still One Of The Best In Sukhumvit

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, November 25, 2014, In : Restaurants 
A recent visit to Oskar on Soi 11 confirmed to us that this place is still one of the best restaurants in Sukhumvit. Of course, we had not doubt before we even walked in the door that we were in for an evening of great food but the proof is in the pudding as some one once said. 
There would have to have been a cosmic shift in the universe or some equally momentous occurrence for the quality of the food to change here where chef Julien Lavigne has created a menu that delights diners on a contin...

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Appia’s Roman Cuisine A Work In Progress

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, November 25, 2014, In : Restaurants 
The Bangkok restaurant hype machine took hold of Appia shortly after it opened in February of this year and the raves about the food were mostly loud and clearly positive. A recent visit of ours was highly anticipated after reading about this restaurant that was featuring Roman food — something unique in Sukhumvit — and also hearing from several knowledgeable food people  about the quality here.
However, we found upon closer inspection that Appia is, based on our one visit mind you, simila...

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Mavericks Focuses On Comfort Food

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, November 25, 2014, In : Restaurants 
The relatively new (four months old ) Mavericks restaurant located inside the Flowhouse complex in A Square on Soi 26 is a casually designed place whose menu has recently been overhauled to provide its guests with some simple comfort foods.
Burgers and pizzas now feature prominently on the menu and there is a good variety of each to choose from. The Mav Burger to the right was one of our choices on a recent visit and it was cooked very well, not overdone, and came on a bun that the chef, Rory ...

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Ocean Bangkok Brings Top Quality Food To Soi 33

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, November 25, 2014, In : Restaurants 
What’s the best way to have great food in your restaurant? It’s easy. Get a great chef. And then let him do his thing. That’s what the new “urban resort” Ocean Bangkok on Soi 33 has done and the results speak for themselves on the plate.
Chef Jacobo Astray from Spain has been cooking for  awhile now but it was his three years as chef de partie at the world famous restaurant elBulli in his native country that prepared him for his ongoing culinary career. He’s been here in Thailand f...

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New Year’s Specials In Sukhumvit

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, November 25, 2014, In : Restaurants 
The Sport Corner (084-087-5490) on Soi 20 will be celebrating New Year’s with drink specials from 2 PM until  closing with all beers (except Duvel) priced at 75 baht, all standard spirits at 75 baht and premium spirits at 95 baht. There will also be Hors de Oeuvres (Hot/Cold) and Thai food from 7 – 9 PM and champagne at midnight along with prize drawings at 11 PM and 1 AM.
Coco’s Café in the Bangkok Hotel Lotus Sukhumvit (02-610-0111) on Soi 33 is offering a New Years Eve Buffet Dinner ...

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Christmas Specials In Sukhumvit

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, November 25, 2014, In : Restaurants 
It’s that time of year again and so we’re going to give you a rundown on where to go to enjoy your Christmas and New Year’s holidays in Sukhumvit. The Christmas specials start here and New Year’s starts on page 14.
The first place you might want to consider, especially if you’re from the UK, is the Black Swan (02-229-4542)which is located on Sukhumvit Road right next to Soi 14. They are generally acknowledged to have some of the best British food in Bangkok and their Christmas dinner...

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Peppermill Offering Is Simple But Good

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, November 25, 2014, In : Restaurants 
We don’t often write about local hotel buffets because most of them tend to be large and sacrifice quality in favor of quantity. In fact, some of the worst food we’ve eaten at any restaurants in the Sukhumvit area have been at hotel buffets — expensive hotel buffets, at that.
However, here at Peppermills in the Amari Boulevard Hotel on Soi 5 they’ve taken a simpler approach and eschewed many of the offerings that other hotels add to their buffets to justify raising their prices. There...

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Clubhouse’s Cuisine Has Universal Appeal

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, November 25, 2014, In : Restaurants 
If you haven’t eaten at The Clubhouse on Soi 23 you might want to check it out some time soon. Our recent visit there didn’t uncover any eclectic dining gems but instead offered us a look at a menu that has a wide appeal and that is executed with some flair and technical expertise by their kitchen.
This mix of uncomplicated food has just about something for everyone including Tex-Mex, pub grub, burgers, salads, casual American-style food and a lot more. And the presentations and cooking sh...

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Napa On 26 Hits A Creative High

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, November 25, 2014, In : Restaurants 
It’s a pleasure to dine at a restaurant where the chef and management are interested in creating great food and they take the time and expend the effort to do so. It’s evident at Napa On 26 that the people responsible for creating this beautiful restaurant also have the passion in them to want to serve well-designed and great tasting dishes to their customers.
Chef Christian Hinckley has been here for only four months now, replacing the restaurant’s previous Swiss chef, and his influence...

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Zak’s Great Atmosphere And Interesting Food Are Making It A Popular Place

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, November 25, 2014, In : Restaurants 
Zak’s, on Soi 11, is a great example of a restaurant that started off slowly when it first opened but gradually came into its own over time. It’s taken a number of months for this process to unfold but it’s been worth the wait as the complicated elements that make up a good restaurant have come together here in a very satisfying way.
A recent visit attested to this as the food, atmosphere and overall buzz about Zak’s left us in a contented state of mind by the end of the night. Perhaps...

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Sukhumvit Restaurant Directory

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, November 25, 2014, In : Restaurants 
Soi 3/1
Himali Cha Cha
02-259-6677
Kovit@HimaliChaCha.com
www.himalichacha.com
Indian
165-265 baht

Soi 4
Hanrahan’s Irish Pub
02-255-0644
hanrahans@csloxinfo.com
www.hanrahansbangkok.com
Western, pub, Thai
200-350 baht
This place has greatly improved its food service in the last 12 months or so, so if you haven’t been lately you might want to give them a visit and find out what we’re talking about. 
In fact on several visits over the last couple of months we’ve had some very good food and service th...

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Valentine’s Day Specials In The Sukhumvit Area

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, November 25, 2014, In : Restaurants 
Yes folks, that time of year is here again —the time to show our significant others just how much we love them. We’re not exactly sure why St. Valentine is the patron saint of love and we were too lazy to look it up so we can’t enlighten you on this point but suffice it to say that the modern version of Valentine’s Day probably bears little resemblance to the original celebration, whatever it may have consisted of, and we are now expected to spend lots of money on gifts and dinners to...

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Aston Kitchen Marches To A Different Drummer

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, November 25, 2014, In : Restaurants 
Actually, Aston Kitchen may have invented a whole new form of music all its own in terms of its relationship to other restaurants, at least here in Bangkok. We’re not sure exactly what the inspiration was for the rather unusual menu (in our estimation) that is presented here, even after talking to chef Ton at length but whatever it is the chef, and his staff, are confident and bold in their approach.
The menu consists of a five-course set menu that varies on occasion but basically, according...

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Bangkok Betty Is The Bomb

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, November 25, 2014, In : Restaurants 
For our readers that are maybe slightly less well versed in the idioms and slang of the English language, being The Bomb is a good thing. Very good, in fact. And Bangkok Betty qualifies on two counts: its food and its decor.
It’s difficult to portray the decor here with photos so you really have to go there to fully appreciate this intricately designed space, the latest brainchild of designer Ashley Sutton. Suffice it to say that it looks like a 1940s-era bomb factory, for whatever reason, a...

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Delicious Food At The Dubliner Spans Several Cuisines

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, November 25, 2014, In : Restaurants 
Irish pubs tend to serve pub food. Brilliant statement, right? We came up with that all by ourselves in case you were wondering. But some pubs strive to do a bit more and The Dubliner in its new location on Soi 33/1 is one of those. 
In its first incarnation in  Washington Square the original chef came from a fine dining background and set up a menu that reflected his pedigree while still paying homage to classic  Irish pub food. That approach has been maintained over the years and the current...

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Reflections Offers A Wide Thai Variety

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, November 25, 2014, In : Restaurants 
There are dozens and dozens of Thai restaurants in the Sukhumvit area but many of them are, of necessity, more oriented towards foreign palates than Thai. Reflexions, in Terminal 21, is a place that manages to cater to both tastes. They have very traditionally prepared dishes like the shrimp with glass noodles above and the roast duck pictured below but they also have a wide variety of dishes that will appeal to those with more international tastes. 
Also, they have a good selection of regiona...

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Traditional Korean Style Impresses At Arirang

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, November 24, 2014, In : Restaurants 
Korean food is a bit of a mystery to many people but in reality it’s easy to find out about this cuisine when you do you may be pleasantly surprised. We’ve had the opportunity to try Korean food on a number of occasions, one time being at this restaurant in 2009, and a number of other times in the old Koreana restaurant that was situated where Bed Supperclub now stands. 
The primary feature of each of these dining experiences was the interesting variety of flavors that the meals consisted ...

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The Specialty At Nadimos Is Real Lebanese Cuisine

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, November 24, 2014, In : Restaurants 
There are very few Lebanese restaurants in Bangkok and there are even fewer that offer truly authentic food from this part of the culinary world. Nadimos is one place where you can be sure of the culinary credentials of the food since their chefs come straight from Lebanon and use the ingredients they grew up with and learned to cook with over the years.
On a recent visit we sampled some of the best that Nadimos has to offer and experienced first-hand both the great flavors that can be created...

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Okura’s Up & Above Goes To The Next Level

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, November 24, 2014, In : Restaurants 
This short article will not do justice to the Okura Prestige Hotel’s Up & Above restaurant, one of three quality food and beverage outlets in this five-star hotel, but it will give you an idea, at least, of the type of quality that is available here in the Sukhumvit area on a regular basis. 
Located just off the Ploenchit BTS station (and therefore on the eastern frontier of our self-proclaimed Sukhumvit world) the Okura is a luxury hotel that offers some top-notch dining. Our recent visit t...

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American Bar & Grill Opens On Soi 8

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, November 24, 2014, In : Restaurants 
Soi 8 has recently welcomed a new food and beverage spot that’s focusing on American comfort food and classic pop/rock music. It’s called American Bar & Grill and is located next to the Soi 6 shortcut on the second subsoi as you stroll down Soi 8 from the Skytrain.
The relatively small menu (for now) offers burgers and steaks as well as spaghetti and meatballs (below), some sandwiches (meatball and  cheese steak) and salads and what the owners claim is the best apple pie in Bangkok (see ri...

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Xing Fu’s Different Approach Produces Many Tasty Results

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, November 24, 2014, In : Restaurants 
We’ve eaten in many Chinese restaurants over the years and quite honestly have rarely found one that did anything different than what every other Chinese restaurant in town does: serve boring Cantonese-style food. That means shark fin soup (like eating rubber) bird’s nest, abalone, drunken chicken, etc. It’s mostly a bunch of crap. 
That’s why Xing Fu, the Chinese restaurant in the Bangkok Lotus Hotel on Soi 33 is such a pleasure to visit. Their menu is so different from most of the Ch...

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La Cantina Relaunches On Soi 16 With New Menu

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, November 24, 2014, In : Restaurants 
La Cantina Italian restaurant has recently relaunched after a short time-out and is now featuring an updated menu of Italian food from all over Italy. Their Soi 16 location across from Foodland is an intimate space with two different ambiences and a nice looking wine cellar space.
The menu is an interesting one in that it offers diners a wide variety of Italian dishes, some classics and others that may well be unique to the restaurant such as the broccoli-potato soup, a coarser version of what...

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Vegan Haven Comes To Sukhumvit

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, November 24, 2014, In : Restaurants 
Sukhumvit now has its first (as far as we know) vegan restaurant. It’s called May Veggie Home and its located on what is technically called New Ratchadapisek Road about 50 meters from the corner of Sukhumvit Road across the street from Exchange Tower.
It’s a bright and airy space and it matches the demeanor of the two sisters, May and Tak, who are managing the place. May is the chef and Tak is in the front of the house. May cooks almost everything on the menu herself which is completely ve...

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Chef’s Bar Accomplishes Amazing Feat

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, November 24, 2014, In : Restaurants 
In what must certainly be the Sukhumvit area’s smallest kitchen, Australian chef Roland Graham uses his 40-plus years of experience to create some great food six nights a week.
Shoehorned into 15 square meters of space are a kitchen and dining area that will accommodate up to about 12 people at a time. As you can see from the photos, not an ounce of space appears to have been wasted in this compact, efficient place.
Roland’s menu contains some fairly basic items but in such a small kitchen ...

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Cellar 11 Is Sukhumvit’s Real Wine Bar

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, November 24, 2014, In : Restaurants 
If you’ve never been to Cellar 11 yet then you’ve missed out on being in what is certainly Sukhumvit’s most ambitious wine bar/restaurant.
It’s definitely the largest and with 7,000 bottles of wine and 1,000 different labels it’s the most well stocked. The variety of wines here is astounding and runs from 1,000 baht  bottles to a Mouton Rothchild 2002 that goes for 42,500 baht.
This sprawling building is set on a piece of land that can  park 70 cars and used to be a private residence....

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Sukhumvit Restaurant Directory

Posted by Tom Aikins on Sunday, November 23, 2014, In : Restaurants 
Soi 3
Bawarchi Alif Laila
02-655-5936
info@bawarchiindian.com
www.bawarchiindian.com
Indian and Arabic
Average per person, 350 baht
      
Soi 4
Bawarchi
02-253-2394
info@bawarchiindian.com
www.bawarchiindian.com
Indian
500-1,000 baht
Hanrahan’s Irish Pub
02-255-0644
hanrahans@csloxinfo.com
www.hanrahansbangkok.com
Western, pub, Thai
200-350 baht

Soi 5
Peppermill @ Amari Boulevard Hotel
02-255-2930 # 4415
peppermill@boulevard.amari.com
www.amari.com/boulevard
International Buffet
400-700 baht
Seasons @ Amari Boulevard...

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Coco’s Has A New Culinary Twist

Posted by Tom Aikins on Sunday, November 23, 2014, In : Restaurants 
Coco’s Cafe in the Lotus Hotel on Soi 33 has been going through a transformation lately , updating its current cuisine and adding some Chinese specialties to its predominantly Indian menu.
For many years Coco’s has been one of the more popular Indian eateries in Sukhumvit but it has now added a new element to its offerings by introducing a fusion element to the Indian dishes and introducing some of the tasty Chinese dishes it was serving in the hotel’s Xing Fu Chinese restaurant.
The phot...

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Circle Continues Its Fusion Heritage

Posted by Tom Aikins on Sunday, November 23, 2014, In : Restaurants 
When Circle Restaurant first opened back in 1996 (or 1997) it was the first, we believe, real fusion restaurant that existed in Bangkok. The chef, whose name we think was Kitti, had worked for Wolfgang Puck for a number of years starting as a dishwasher and working his way the ladder to become a sous chef.
You don’t get to work in Wolfgang Puck’s kitchen without knowing what you’re doing and this guy’s food was cutting edge fusion and quite delicious.
He moved on at some point and there...

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Bawarchi Keeps It Real in Many Places

Posted by Tom Aikins on Sunday, November 23, 2014, In : Restaurants 
The Bawarchi Indian restaurant chain, with four restaurants here in Sukhumvit, relies on creating quality Indian food on a consistent basis and it’s what has propelled its growth both here and abroad in India.
A recent visit to the Soi 11 branch of Bawarchi (which means “chef” in Indian) confirmed the fact that quality is foremost in the list of priorities here. An example is the tandoor lamb which you can pull apart easily with a knife and fork. Only the most skilled tandoor chefs can a...

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Atrium Offers Both Quantity And Quality

Posted by Tom Aikins on Sunday, November 23, 2014, In : Restaurants 
Having been to many hotel buffet restaurants over the years we’ve experienced a number of different style that are adopted in presentation. There are hotels, for instance, that provide a large quantity of food whose quality may be somewhat lacking; there are those that present less of a selection with a high level of quality and there are a few that offer both quality and quantity and this is what the Atrium in the Landmark Hotel on Sukhumvit Road employs as its concept.
There are some place...

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Indulge Yourself At One Of The Newest Restaurants In Sukhumvit

Posted by Tom Aikins on Sunday, November 23, 2014, In : Restaurants 
Indulge restaurant, in the newly revamped Sukhumvit Suites Hotel next to the Interchange building on Sukhumvit Road, is a quiet, elegant room with a good variety of international food that’s prepared in an upscale way.
On a recent visit we tried some dishes that were unique to this restaurant like the tom yum fries as well as traditional fare like their crab bisque and chicken confit (photo right).
The varied menu also contains many other dishes from both a Thai and international section. The...

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Real Danish Served At Stable Lodge

Posted by Tom Aikins on Sunday, November 23, 2014, In : Restaurants 
The 495 baht smorgasbord buffet that’s served every Saturday and Sunday at the Stable Lodge on Soi 8 from noon to 3 PM is a good example of a less is more offering that is also highly focused.
There’s less selection than many buffets in the area have but there’s more quality here. There’s a representative sampling of Danish delicacies and nothing more. Everything on the buffet table in the quaint, cozy dining room here is authentic Danish food. There’s even a real Danish drink, aquav...

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Elegant Food And Ambience Distinguish Maverick

Posted by Tom Aikins on Sunday, November 23, 2014, In : Restaurants 
Maverick restaurant, located on the Ocean Tower II building on Soi 19, is a little gem of a place that has been serving interesting food to people for almost a year. Its warm, inviting interior also manages to project an air of elegance and it would be a great place to take a hot date or a valued business client since they will probably be impressed by the experience. 
The food, as you can see, looks beautiful and usually hits the mark in terms of taste and composition on each of the dishes. 
T...

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Minibar Royale Is A Quirky Foodie Haven

Posted by Tom Aikins on Sunday, November 23, 2014, In : Restaurants 
The owners of this eclectic little place located in the Citadines building on Soi 23 all have some connection to New York. They either lived and worked there or went to school there and the city served as part of the inspiration to start the restaurant several years ago. They must have channeled some French culture through the process of designing the place too because there is a hint of post-war French decor running through the space as well.
The menu also has a dual nature with mostly Americ...

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Sunday Brunch Japanese Style At The JW

Posted by Tom Aikins on Sunday, November 23, 2014, In : Restaurants 
This may be the only Japanese brunch in the Sukhumvit area but if not it’s certainly got to be the best or close to it. What a great selection of food the Tsu and Nami restaurants together put out in the basement of the JW Marriott Hotel on Soi 2.
During the rest of the week these two side-by-side restaurants feature different food. Basically, Tsu is the sushi-sashimi place and Nami serves tempura and teppanyaki. However, on Sunday they join forces and offer diners a wide variety of high-qua...

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Hawaiian Barbecue Lands At Golden Pig

Posted by Tom Aikins on Saturday, November 22, 2014, In : Restaurants 
As far as we can tell the new Golden Pig restaurant on Soi 22 (just past the Imperial Queen’s Park Hotel on the right side of the soi) is the only one of its kind we’ve ever seen in Sukhumvit.
Owner Ricky is from Hawaii and has tried to create as authentic a version of a Hawaiian barbecue place here as he could, albeit with a few a Thai touches. Basically it’s just an all-you-can-eat arrangement for the incredibly low price of 159 baht net. 
You pick from a variety of meats and vegetables...

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Tacos & Salsa Serves The Real Mexican Deal

Posted by Tom Aikins on Saturday, November 22, 2014, In : Restaurants 
This little place, tucked away at the end of Soi 18 in a small, cozy space doesn’t need a lot written about it because it’s without a doubt one of the top Mexican restaurants in Sukhumvit. Of course, considering how bad most of the Mexican places have been here in the past that’s not a great compliment in and of itself but the food really is good and the two ladies running the restaurant, Bo and Lisa, put  out a consistent product that’s drawing lots of people.
In fact don’t consider...

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Enoteca’s Unique Approach To Italian Food Is Satisfying

Posted by Tom Aikins on Saturday, November 22, 2014, In : Cooking 
Enoteca is one of many Italian restaurants in the Sukhumvit area but it is certainly unique in its approach to food, at least in our experience. Of course, we’ve been to hundreds of restaurants in Bangkok over the years and have reviewed over 700 of them so we’ve seen a lot of what the city as well as this area has to offer and Enoteca’s menu is one of the more esoteric we’ve ever seen.
One of their signature dishes pretty much sums up this restaurant’s entire menu.  It’s called bl...

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Soar Over Bangkok’s Skies With Zeppelin

Posted by Tom Aikins on Saturday, November 22, 2014, In : Cooking 
There’s one thing about a great view: it’s always there and it never changes. Every  thing else in a restaurant can change in one way or another but a great view never goes away and that’s one thing that Zeppelin Bar & Restaurant on the 46th floor of the Le Luk condo building has going for it. It’s not the only thing it has going for it, however, as the food and service are quite good here. The view, though, is spectacular, probably the best in Bangkok when it comes to rooftop dining....

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Hong Teh’s Take On A Dim Sum Buffet

Posted by Tom Aikins on Saturday, November 22, 2014, In : Cooking 
We ended up doing two reviews of buffets this month, more by accident than by design, but they’re both very different as Hong Teh’s offering is limited to dim sum, that Chinese version of what you might want to call tapas in the west.
Just like tapas there are many varieties of dim sum although they fall into some basic categories. There are steamed items which tend to come in either puffy dumpling forms or simple wraps and then there deep-fried items, our particular favorites. 
Here we par...

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Wine Digest Marries Food And Wine Successfully

Posted by Tom Aikins on Saturday, November 22, 2014, In : Cooking 
Wine Digest is an interesting looking place and a place where the marriage of food and wine is the priority of the owner, Khun Anusorn. He has another company, Texica, that is a wine importer and distributor so his knowledge of, and interest in, wine is quite extensive.
It shows in this restaurant as the pairing of wines with the different dishes we sampled here was right on the spot. Also, the use of wine in the cooking of at least one of the dishes was a pleasant surprise. This was the Amaro...

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Marriott Cafe Offers Class And Selection

Posted by Tom Aikins on Saturday, November 22, 2014, In : Cooking 
There are many buffets in the Sukhumvit area — some good, some not so good — but there are also some that  are really good and the one at the Marriott Cafe in the JW Marriott Hotel on Soi 2 is one of those.
Many buffets seem to balance between offering quality or quantity. We’ve been to quite a number of them over the years and very few offer both. The Marriott Cafe manages to do both and it’s partly because of the effort on the part of the restaurant staff by doing things such as keep...

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American Bar & Grill Expands Menu

Posted by Tom Aikins on Saturday, November 22, 2014, In : Cooking 
The American bar & Grill, on Soi 8, recently expanded its menu offerings to include a number of diverse dishes that  also represent some regional American cuisines. 
There are now four Cajun/Creole dishes on the menu and four southern/Tex-Mex dishes along with a Sicilian-style lasagna (below), an authentic Maine lobster roll (above) and a French-Canadian favorite, poutine (below right). Why poutine, you may ask, since its not an American food? Since hockey season started, a number of Canadian ...

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Wolff’s Food And All That Jazz

Posted by Tom Aikins on Saturday, November 22, 2014, In : Cooking 
It seems like there are always more restaurants opening here in Sukhumvit but not many of them have a clear concept of what they want to accomplish from the beginning other than to open up and serve food. One of the newest food and beverage ventures in the area is called Wolff’s and is next to the Le Fenix hotel on Soi 11 (across from what used to be the Q Bar.)
Owned by long-time Bangkok resident Malcolm Schaverien, Wolff’s concept is crystal clear — they’re a destination place that s...

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Chesa Continues Its Proud Tradition

Posted by Tom Aikins on Saturday, November 22, 2014, In : Cooking 
With the average shelf life of restaurants here (and around the world in general) it’s unusual when restaurants continue to stay in business for much more than a year or two. There are many reasons for this happening but it’s usually due to inexperience and/or faulty decision-making.
The two owners, Tomas and Rene,  of Chesa, the 14-year old Swiss restaurant on Soi 20 were already very experienced chefs when they started Chesa and have avoided making bad decisions. And actually their smart...

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Good Food is Really a Good Time

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, November 21, 2014, In : Cooking 
If you want the best food and a place where you could hang out with your friends then the restaurant of professional chefs is the best choice.

A place to hangout is really an important thing when you want to have a real good time with your friends or special persons in your life. A combination of really rich flavoured food and comfortable place to hang out with such people is the best thing you could ask for really. There are many people all over the world who are fond of tasty food having aut...

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5 Must Try Traditional Specialties International Cuisine for Indian Foodies

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, November 21, 2014, In : Cooking 
If you are a true Indian, living anywhere in the world; you must try these traditional foods from international cuisines because this is a definite way to taste the local culture of any place.

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How Different Is Egyptian Cuisine From Others

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, November 21, 2014, In : Cooking 
If you have tasted Egyptian cuisine then you will agree that it has a different taste and is one of the most popular cuisines amongst all other cuisines. Egyptian food is liked by people all over the world and the foodies always partake in tasting the delicious dishes cooked with elaborate preparations. The people of Egypt are more intent on making healthy food and recipes. They are health conscious and thus any recipe you look online will have certain healthy ingredients.

There are a lot of r...

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Popular African Food Recipes And Cuisines

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, November 21, 2014, In : Cooking 
Among the South African recipes you will find that food in Djibouti ranges from French haute cuisine that is found inside the more high-class restaurants to the classically North African fare you will most possibly come across on the streets. Generally, travellers to Africa are greeted with good range of dishes, and they need have any problem in finding flavoursome and filling food on their journey. Mostly the African food consists of ingredients such as lentils, fried meat (especially chicke...

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Why Do Many People Prefer South African Cuisine

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, November 21, 2014, In : Cooking 
There is a great versatility in the South African cuisine and thus there are many people all over the world who prefer this cuisine. However for a real taste of South African food you have to eat the most popular meal which is meat grilled on an open fire. You will find this traditional barbecue very sumptuous with several side dishes that are served in a heavenly manner. These other dishes include "pap" with the tomato and onion relish, salads, assortment of breads and a choice of other side...

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Algerian Cuisine Is The Best Among North African Cuisine

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, November 21, 2014, In : Cooking 
The fertile mountainous regions of Algeria are located in North Africa on the Mediterranean Sea. This northern region of Africa is popular for olive tree, cork oak, and vast evergreen forests. There is abundance of fig, agave, and various palm trees that grow in the warmer areas. Algerian cuisine is a combination of various countries and ancient cultures that once ruled, visited, or traded with this beautiful country. It is here that wheat cultivation started and cooked butter came into being...

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Homemade honey oat bread

Posted by Tom Aikins on Friday, November 21, 2014, In : Cooking 
"Miriam reminds Paul that he is supposed to be watching the bread. He has burned one of the loaves, ....... he walks her home. When he returns, his mother and sister are waiting for him and they have found the burnt loaf of bread."

In India, where cakes and bread is viewed as  a western delicacy that can be accomplished perfectly only by professionals or Christians, the above line from the famous English Novel 'Sons and Lovers' enlightened me that breads can be baked even by a young boy when m...

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Wine And Beef: A Good Tasting Combination

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, November 19, 2014, In : Cooking 
One of many people's favorite foods is a good cut of beef cooked to perfection.  Many also enjoy a goodglass of wine along with the beef.  The question for a lot of us is what wine to pour to go along with your perfect beef selection.  What wine would enhance the flavor of beef if accompanied with a heavy sauce?  Of course, it matters what one's personal wine preference is, but it also matters how the beef is cooked. 

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Beef Jerky - Enjoy your Drinks with a Good Snack

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, November 19, 2014, In : Cooking 
Most snacks that you love to nibble on with your drinks or while enjoying a nice movie in your leisure time, are usually filled with nothing but calories. Agreed, the fried and crunchy tid bits have a delicious flavour and are considered the ideal accompaniment with a glass of beer or as a pre-dinner appetizer.  However, would it not be nice if you could include some tasty as well as nutrient rich snacks for your leisurely drink time or as a nibble between meals? The best snack that is devoid...

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Delicious Chunky Beef Barley and Vegetable Soup Recipes

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, November 19, 2014, In : Cooking 
Soup is a popular nutritious starter, which can be served before meals as an appetizer. When it is filled with vegetables and meat, then it can be served in main course of meals. It is made by combining various ingredients such as vegetables and meat in hot/boiling water to form a broth. A unique combination of beef and barley can give rise to sumptuous and healthy soup recipe. You can add different types of vegetables to make a soup more thick and nutritious. You can also add beef soup bones...

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Exploring The Crucial Health Benefits Of Beef

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, November 19, 2014, In : Cooking 
Beef is any foodie's delight, so much so that it may even amount to an addiction. Regular beef eaters are generally healthy and strong. You may have encountered a guy with a well-sculpted body and inquired about his diet. He says beef, and may have been left wondering what makes beef such a preferred food among all the able-bodied folks around the world, so much so that a muscular guy is termed as being beefed up! 

Beef is typically a name given to cow's meat, if you didn't know that already. ...

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13 Cooking Tips for Grass-Fed Beef

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, November 19, 2014, In : Cooking 
Overcooking is the best mistake when cooking grass-fed beef. So here are 13 cooking tips exceptional chefs have to say for the best out of it.

1. Grass-fed beef is right for rare to medium rare cooking. If you desire your beef to be cooked thoroughly or well done, you should definitely cook it at low temperature with sauce in it to add moisture.


2. Since grass-fed beef is lean and contains less fat in it, it will require 30% less cooking time compared with grain-fed beef.


3. It's always best to ...

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Best Cooking Methods for Beef Cuts

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, November 19, 2014, In : Cooking 
Cooking dishes for family, restaurant, or for personal consumption using meat is a routine created by people. With this, it is expected that you have certain chops for every piece of meat that an individual partakes. Whether it is loin, grounded, or brisket, such cuts are necessary in preparation for the desired dish one wants to eat. But who does take attention to such anyway? Particularly, it is the one who prepares the food who must garner interest in this, or otherwise gain more knowledge...

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Top Tips on the Health Benefits and Preparation of Beef Recipes

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, November 19, 2014, In : Cooking 
A versatile and tasty addition to any meal, beef is one of the primary food sources for protein, Vitamin B12 and Zinc. It has long been considered to be an important part of any well balanced diet. 

The following article will explain the ins and outs of this delicious meat, to help you appreciate and enhance your beef recipes more than ever before. 

The Benefit of Beef as Part of a Healthy Diet 

It has been widely circulated in the media over the past few years that eating beef is bad for your h...

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The benefits of eating natural grass fed beef

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, November 19, 2014, In : Cooking 
People all over the world usually eat processed beef after buying it from super market. This kind of beef is mixed with preservatives and chemicals as the cattle eat grains and get the growth hormones. Sometimes antibiotics are also given them in order to protect them disease. The beef of these cattle have slightly metallic taste. And some people have got health issues associated with grain fed beef. As the cattle are feed only and only grains, the beef lacks many nutrients. Nowadays, people ...

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Grass Fed Beef Versus Grain Fed Beef

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, November 18, 2014, In : Cooking 
The recent growing popularity of organic products has sparked a debate about grass-fed beef benefits versus the price you pay for it.  Is the 2 – 3x supermarket price markup worth it? The bigger issue is more likely the overall health benefits of eating grass fed beef over the conventional grain or corn fed beef.  This article will discuss the differences in how the grass fed and grain fed meats are created, processed and ultimately affect your health.

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Tips You Can Use When Cooking Grass-Fed Beef

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, November 18, 2014, In : Cooking 
Admittedly, grass-fed beef differs a whole lot when compared with grains-fed beef. The taste, the texture, and the amount of fast is vastly different that a person trying out grass-fed beef for the first time might have a hard time registering that he is eating grass-fed beef. But many people do enjoy grass-fed beef. As many have pointed out, grass-fed beef is the true beef.

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Caprese Skewer Recipe

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, November 18, 2014, In : Cooking 
Is it accurate to say that you are hunting down an incredible simple hors d'oeuvre to take to a companion's gathering? Well we have the perfect thing for you, this Caprese Skewers Recipe. We trust this Caprese Skewers Recipe will make an impression all your companions in light of the fact that they appear extravagant. Subtly however, Caprese Skewers are so natural it is not possible set up together thus extremely tantalizing. You can make through this Caprese Skewers recipe ahead of time and ...

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Kobe Beef – The Original Japanese Version And The American Version

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, November 18, 2014, In : Cooking 
The online store that offers beef, burgers and hot dogs, supply kobe beef burgers with assured quality and tenderness. The Wagyu kobe beef offered by this shop ensures the best cuts of steak and burgers with very low level cholesterol and saturated fats. But, what is wagyu? It is a breed of cattle from Japan and the meat is obtained from the this variety of cattle. The Japanese cattle known as Wagyu are found in four different breeds – Poll, Shorthorn, Black and Japanese Brown. The original...

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5 Awesome Coffee Inspired Thanksgiving Recipes

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, November 18, 2014, In : Cooking 
Now, we are done with Halloween and are on to the next awesome holiday, Thanksgiving. A day filled with lots of preparation of cleaning, cooking, baking, and having our homes filled to the gills with our extended family. This is perhaps the one day of the year when we can have our sole focus on food.  RELATED ARTICLES How To - Diabetic Cooking Tips & Recipes for Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner 5 Thanksgiving Appetizer and Dessert Ideas Grandma Hystad's Recipes, Bar Mixes, Food Informatiom Fami...
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Zombie Burger

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, November 18, 2014, In : Cooking 
When you're in need of a fix or just a big pile of good-tasting meat, the Zombie Burger is the way to go.  Make from an assortment of meats, cheese, sauces and whatever makes your taste buds water, a zombie burger will fill you up for hours.  Here is my take on the Zombie Burger, it's been a blast searching for the best recipe, and here is what I have found.

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5 incredible recipes using Pepper sauce

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, November 18, 2014, In : Cooking 
Pepper sauce recipe & 5 incredible recipes using Pepper sauce

Black Pepper sauce is used in various cuisines around the world with minor variations. Some like it very hot while others like it with cream. Black pepper sauce is great for serving with steak and vegetables.  It is good for chicken and fish too. It is one of the easiest sauces to prepare. Its ingredients are easy to find and most kitchens have them. Check these out.

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Italian cuisine is more than pizza and pasta

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, November 18, 2014, In : Cooking 
Italian cuisine is not just about the pizza or the spaghetti. It is much more than that and the North Americans are well aware of it. It can actually be related to the French cuisine. There are several regions in Italy that have diverse interpretations of the dishes as there are characteristics for the Italian cooking which differentiates it from other Mediterranean food.

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Take a look at the Italian cuisine from a fresh perspective

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, November 18, 2014, In : Cooking 
Italian food is a really diverse kind of a cuisine. Italy has nearly twenty regions and all of which have a distinct set of flavors, recipes, products and even ingredients. The Italian regions were not even united officially as a nation till the mid nineteen century but each of the individual regions has maintained its exclusive identity.

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Pasta and Wine Pairings

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, November 18, 2014, In : Cooking 
You will find very few people who are not in love with pasta.  A hearty dish of pasta truly offers a real treat to our taste buds. Most of the pasta preparations are wonderfully flavorful and taste awesome.  Different varieties of pasta are available. Though they are prepared from same ingredients, they differ in sizes and shapes. Want to know about different types of pastas? Then continue reading to learn about different pasta types that are commonly used in preparing delectable pasta dishes...

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How to Prepare Traditional Lasagna Pasta with 3 Cheeses?

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, November 18, 2014, In : Cooking 
When it comes to Italian pastas, they easy, quick and fun to prepare! There are several of these lip-smacking delicacies from the land of Italy that will leave your taste buds mollycoddled. So, whether it's a fun-filled weekend party or a sumptuous Sunday dinner, a platter of creamy and saucy pasta will give you and your family a taste of heaven! There are several recipes that you can try at home such as Spaghetti, baked or Lasagna pasta. In this article, we are going to learn how to make a s...

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How to make your regular pasta more delicious?

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, November 18, 2014, In : Cooking 
It's fast, easy, and everyone loves it; no wonder Pasta is enjoyed across the countries by millions of people.

Wikipedia has this to say about Pasta: "Pasta is a staple food of traditional Italian cuisine, with the first reference dating to 1154 in Sicily. It is also commonly used to refer to the variety of pasta dishes. Typically, pasta is a noodle made from dough of durum wheat flour mixed with water and formed into sheets or various shapes, then cooked and served in any number of dishes."

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How to Have a Successful Lobster Clambake

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, November 18, 2014, In : Cooking 
So, you're having a clambake? Whether cooking on the shores of the ocean, in an outdoor grill, or on the stovetop in the comfort of your apartment, clambakes are a great way to enjoy phenomenal New England seafood. Based on the Native American tradition of cooking seafood over hot coals buried in the ground, clambakes have grown in popularity over the years and can be enjoyed by everyone.

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The Lowdown on Barbeque

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, November 18, 2014, In : Cooking 
Barbeque, in the southern and Midwest parts of the United States, consists of slow-cooking meat over indirect heat. Chicken, beef, pork, sausage, ham, and ribs can all be barbequed - even mutton is sometimes barbequed, at least in Kentucky. With so many ways to make so many dishes, the perfect way to make barbequed meat can be a regional "bone" of contention.

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Ingredients Required to Make the Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, November 17, 2014, In : Cooking 
The pulled pork sandwiches are perfect as winter meals that are warm and spicy. Usually this category consists of buns instead of the bread that normally constitute the sandwich. Many people due to its flavor and the different textures of its preparation love the pulled pork. These sandwiches have a contrast between the crispy exterior and the tender melting portion inside. Mostly meat from the pigs shoulder is used which has good amount of fat that renders out during the long cooking.

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The History and Style of Bar-b-cue

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, November 17, 2014, In : Cooking 
Barbecue, in the southern and Midwest parts of the United States, consists of slow-cooking meat over indirect heat. Chicken, beef, pork, sausage, ham, and ribs can all be barbecued - even mutton is sometimes barbecued, at least in Kentucky. With so many ways to make so many dishes, the perfect way to make barbecued meat can be a regional "bone" of contention.  RELATED ARTICLES Cooking tips for new cookers The Advantages Of Digital Kitchen Scales Homemade Cake Recipes - Cake Cooking Tips Healt...
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Spice Up Your Cooking

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, November 17, 2014, In : Cooking 
Does your cooking seem a little on the bland side? Many of us have a least one spice rack from last Christmas, but how often do you really use it? Creating a well-seasoned dish does take a bit of practice, but you have to be willing to work on the basis of trial and error. Read on for a few tips that you can use when venturing into the world of herbs and spices.

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Homemade Fast Food Favorites

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, November 17, 2014, In : Cooking 
As tasty as fast food is, it simply isn't economical to dine out as often as we would like, particularly if you have a large family. So if dining in is to be your fate, why not make the best of it and enjoy a nice home-cooked spin on your favorite fast food dish? We've prepared a few instructions to get the meal you're craving at a price you can afford.

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HOME COOKING: Tony Roma's Best Restaurant Recipes You Can Cook At Home

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, November 17, 2014, In : Cooking 
With nearly 200 restaurants in 32 countries, the culinary sensation that Tony started has become an international success story.

They have won countless awards over the years for their delicious ribs and signature sauces.

As they say, "Tony Roma's is committed to providing you the best ribs anywhere. Using new rib styles and sauce flavors, our chefs are working hard to make Tony Roma's your only choice for ribs."

But the Tony Roma's story doesn't end with ribs. Crispy fresh salads, mouth waterin...

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Recipes for Seafood Lovers

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, November 17, 2014, In : Cooking 
Seafood is not only a flavorful addition to a meal or party snack, but it's also a great source of Omega 3. Whether you are health-conscious or not, having a fish-based meal once or twice a week is a great way to break the monotony of beef and chicken dishes. This article features four fish dishes that are definitely worth the time to try. They are a sure hit with most seafood lovers and I hope you enjoy them!

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Secret Recipes

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, November 17, 2014, In : Cooking 
Make something special for dinner tonight, treat the kids to the famous foods they know and love. Save cash making them yourself instead of paying the inflating restaurant prices.How would you like the ability to create all of those delicious "Secret Restaurant Recipes" at home?

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Three Traditional American Recipes

Posted by Tom Aikins on Sunday, November 16, 2014, In : Cooking 
There is no denying that American-style food has had a very large impact on cuisine all over the world! No, I don't just mean fast-food, either! Traditional American foods such as the Coney Island-style hot dog, potato chips, fried chicken, and hamburgers with fries are just a few things that, while not all being essentially American, have reached the world through popularity in America. While it is hard to narrow them down, I have included in this article three of my favorite American recipe...

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Tabasco Sauce

Posted by Tom Aikins on Sunday, November 16, 2014, In : Cooking 
Tabasco sauce was invented in 1868 by Edmund McIlhenny, a Maryland-born former banker who had moved to Louisiana around 1840. Initially McIlhenny used discarded cologne bottles to distribute his sauce to family and friends, and in 1868 when he started to sell to the public he ordered thousands of new "cologne bottles" from a New Orleans glassworks. It was in these that the sauce was first commercially distributed, sharing till today a striking similarity to contemporary packaging for 4711 bra...

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A Simple Chicken Recipe - Caramelized Onion Lime Chicken

Posted by Tom Aikins on Sunday, November 16, 2014, In : Cooking 
This recipe was inspired by my current kick "caramelized onions" and a trip to the grocery store. As my wife and I cruised the local grocery store aisles, I spotted a bargain on limes (3 for a buck). So we bought 3. After getting back home I started thinking about how I could make something simple from the lime, chicken tenders and your guessed it "caramelized onions. The result was a very delicious chicken dish, which when accompanied by cole slaw and a baked potato makes a great meal for 2....

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Healthy Eating Rules And The First Class Methods In Regards To Chicken Planning

Posted by Tom Aikins on Sunday, November 16, 2014, In : Cooking 
Barbequed chicken is a great tasting meal loved by many people. It could actually offer a break from filet and hamburgers for people that prepare a meal on the grill so much throughout the summer. There are actually several techniques to arrange and grill chicken, however the majority of tested recipes apply the exact basic steps.

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Different Styles of Barbecue

Posted by Tom Aikins on Sunday, November 16, 2014, In : Cooking 
Few foods are as American as barbecue.  There is some dispute as to where it originated, but no other culture as embraced it and put its own stamp on it like the good ole USA.  However, that does not mean that American barbecue comes in a standard, one size fits all variety.  In fact, barbecue varies greatly from one region in the United States versus another; heck, it often varies greatly within these regions.  Nonetheless, there are four primary styles that Americans attribute to the word b...

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American Style Barbecue

Posted by Tom Aikins on Sunday, November 16, 2014, In : Cooking 
American style BBQ differs greatly throughout the country. With so many barbecue styles to choose from, it's difficult to narrow all of them down. Barbecue has a rich tradition throughout the American south, especially in the southeast. Primarily a low-budget meal, barbecue initially took hold in many African-American families in the 19th and early 20th centuries. By the mid-1900's, many families had moved relocated north and each brought their own style of slow-cooked meats with them. Barbec...

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Use Your Gas Grill To Make Smoky Pulled Pork

Posted by Tom Aikins on Sunday, November 16, 2014, In : Cooking 
I have done what seemed impossible: I came up with a way to cook pulled pork on a gas grill that still gives it that smoky flavor we all love. My way takes something that was tedious and time-consuming and makes it a much easier process, while still providing delicious results. The pork shoulder will still need to cook all day; there is no way around that. But the cooks involvement in the process is much more minimal. There is no need to tend a fire all day to enjoy smoky pulled pork!

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Outdoor BBQ - A Significant Old Family Tradition

Posted by Tom Aikins on Sunday, November 16, 2014, In : Cooking 
Backyard barbecues are now a days a hallmark of hot summer.  Any of the get-togethers generally involves the food which is cooked out on the grill, that is accompanied by the sunglasses, cold drinks, laughter and lawn games.  Memorial Day, the Fourth of the month of July and the Labor Day all are greatly celebrated in this very fashion.  For several many, summer does not very truly begin until they usually attend their very first backyard cookout.

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Prepare mouth watering dishes with blue cheese

Posted by Tom Aikins on Sunday, November 16, 2014, In : Cooking 
Experimenting with cheese is the favorite pastime for the cheese lovers. Most of the cheese lovers prefer a cheese which tastes different than a normal white cheese. To give them more pleasure, the cheese makers try to prepare new types of cheese every time it comes to cheese manufacturing. Cheese has many uses. It can be used as a dish itself or it can also be used as an ingredient in many mouth watering dishes.

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Old Fashion Coleslaw Recipes: Apple Walnut and Mrs. Ead's Southern

Posted by Tom Aikins on Saturday, November 15, 2014, In : Cooking 
Coleslaw is considered a side dish but side dishes can make or break the meal.  And a really good coleslaw can be the highlight of the meal and can add to the foods it is served with.  This side dish is often served as a condiment on burgers and on barbecue sandwiches.  It goes great with fried chicken, ham and beans, pork roast, and many other main dishes.  Here are two old fashion recipes to give your meals that special flavor.  Choose from Apple Walnut Coleslaw or Mrs. Eads' Southern Coles...

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Healthy Herbal Salads

Posted by Tom Aikins on Saturday, November 15, 2014, In : Cooking 
Healthy Herbal Salads can be made in as many ways as you can imagine. You will be limited only in what you can buy in the store or grow in your own garden.

 I read somewhere that a head of iceberg lettuce loses 50% of it's nutritional value within 24 hours of being harvested. I wonder how long it took after the lettuce was harvested to deliver it to the warehouse? How long did it sit there before it made it to the backroom of the grocery store? How long before it was put on the shelf for you t...

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Fish Tacos - Perfect Pairing

Posted by Tom Aikins on Saturday, November 15, 2014, In : Cooking 
This summer, we have done our fair share of backyard grilling, including fish, chicken and beef dishes. Being the adventurous type, Karen is always looking for variety. While sitting out on the patio, our thoughts turned to Mexico. One of our favorite dishes is fish tacos which we usually enjoy with a cold glass of Mexican beer.

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Make-Ahead Food Ideas for Memorial Day and 4th of July BBQ Picnics

Posted by Tom Aikins on Saturday, November 15, 2014, In : Cooking 
Like many folks on Memorial Day and Fourth of July weekends, you might be making plans to go camping, or planning a BBQ, or even going somewhere for a picnic. 

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Baked Fish and Vegetables for Two

Posted by Tom Aikins on Saturday, November 15, 2014, In : Cooking 
This baked fish and vegetable dinner is a one dish meal for two. Accompaniments might include a nice potato salad, as it did here, or possibly cole slaw, or a simple tossed salad with lots of greens.

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Five Ways to Use the Budget Friendly Cabbage in your Diet

Posted by Tom Aikins on Saturday, November 15, 2014, In : Cooking 
Cabbage is a part of the Brassica genus, known as cruciferous vegetables. The original name of the Brassicas was Cruciferae, which came from the fact that the flowers of these plants have four petals and were thought to be shaped like a crucifix. All the cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower and Brussels sprouts to name a few, are high in vitamin K which helps blood to clot properly. They are believed to maintain good bone health and have cancer fighting properties. Cabbage is ...

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Cookout Menu and Recipes Suitable for Diabetics

Posted by Tom Aikins on Thursday, November 13, 2014, In : Cooking 
Summertime and the livin' is easy! What says summertime better than a backyard cookout? And don't be worried about inviting your diabetic relatives or friends. Here is a complete menu for you that is diabetic friendly. The food is delicious, no need to prepare diabetic and non-diabetic food. In fact, no one will guess you planned your meal around diabetic needs.

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KFC Coleslaw Recipe

Posted by Tom Aikins on Thursday, November 13, 2014, In : Cooking 
My mouth is just salivating thinking about this KFC coleslaw recipe. I know some people who love the KFC cole slaw so much that they go to KFC just to buy a large container of it.

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Ingredients you will need for your KFC coleslaw recipe:

4 1/2 tsp tarragon vinegar
6 1/2 tbs vegetable oil
3/4 cup chopped onions
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A Simple Chicken Recipe - Chicken Breast with Crookneck Squash and A Cole Slaw Recipe

Posted by Tom Aikins on Thursday, November 13, 2014, In : Cooking 
The first dish uses fresh ingredients (yellow crookneck squash) straight from the garden. It was what we had for supper this evening, and my wife commented that it was very tasty. Yellow crookneck squash is a summer delight that grows well, especially in a sandy loam soil. They take about 60 days to grow to maturity and are best picked when they are 5 or 6 inches long. When cooked they are very tender and have a sweet flavor. The squash needs only to be washed to remove any surface dirt, and ...

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Cookout Side Dishes: The Cole Slaw

Posted by Tom Aikins on Thursday, November 13, 2014, In : Cooking 
Whatever the style of your barbecue, Northern, Southern, theme or vegan, everyone needs side dishes to complete and complement the basic cookout fare. These dishes may range from the traditional American to the experimental, but they are a must at any cookout.

Most summer barbecues will feature at least one of these all time favorites: cole slaw, barbecue beans, and potato salad. One of the reasons why these dishes have endured is that they can be prepared beforehand, freeing the host to conce...

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How to Make Delicious Old Fashion Hoosier Salads, Cole Slaw with Cooked Dressing or Potato Tuna

Posted by Tom Aikins on Thursday, November 13, 2014, In : Cooking 
o matter the time of year, but especially in the summer when the gardens are flourishing, salads play a big role in Hoosier meals. As a child growing up in rural Southern Indiana, I spent many hours working in vegetable gardens and enjoying the fruits of our labors. Here are some of the salad recipes I so fondly remember. I love cabbage in any form and have special memories of my grandpa and me sitting on the back steps eating cabbage cores while my mother and grandmother made kraut. We also ...

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How to Cook an Old Time Meal featuring Ham and Beans with Cole Slaw

Posted by Tom Aikins on Thursday, November 13, 2014, In : Cooking 
OLD TIME HAM AND BEANS

1 ham hock

1 tsp salt

1/4 tsp black pepper

2 cups dried pinto beans, soaked in water for 1 hour

1 cup chopped onion

water

Cook ham, covered in a large stockpot, with enough water to cover it well.  Bring it to a boil, reduce heat and cook about 15 minutes.  Add the beans, onion, salt and pepper to the pot.  Cook, covered, for about 3 1/2 hours until the beans are tender.  Add more water if needed.  Remove the ham from the bone and return the ham pieces to the beans before serv...

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Apple Pie

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, November 12, 2014, In : Cooking 


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3 Great Summertime Cole Slaw Recipes

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, November 12, 2014, In : Cooking 
When it comes to Summertime picnics and family gatherings, I always look forward to eating some great Cole Slaw. 

The word Cole Slaw (also spelled as coleslaw), basically means raw cabbage salad. It can be made from white or red cabbage. The slaw can be eaten as a side dish or as a food topping, such as the case with Southern hot dogs. 

Cole Slaw was traditionally made just from cabbage. However, these days you will find recipes that include the addition of: carrots, green peppers, onions and c...

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Who Invented the Caesar Salad?

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, November 12, 2014, In : Cooking 
In food history one of the most controversial topics is the emperor of all salads, The Caesar. If you have never tossed a classic Caesar salad for your friends then you ought to try it. There is a real technique that makes it so special. While you are rolling instead of tossing the whole Romaine leaves in the wooden bowl to develop the perfect creamy dressing, you may want to mention 2 of the many stories that talk about the first Caesar salad that was ever tossed.

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New Orleans Recipes at Home: Blackened Redfish

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, November 12, 2014, In : Cooking 
New Orleans Jazz Fest is winding down and that means two weekends of gorging ourselves on crawfish bread and fried green tomatoes is over. It's time to balance our diets with a healthier New Orleans seafood favorite, and what is better than blackened redfish? Blackening is similar to pan grilling but with a heavy hand of seasonings. When fresh fish meets a super hot skillet, magic happens. Actually a lot of smoke happens as well. You may actually want to open all the windows and turn on the v...
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An Excellent Biscuits and Gravy Recipe

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, November 12, 2014, In : Cooking 
My biscuits and gravy recipe is slightly more work than just opening a can of prepared biscuits and pouring some gravy on top, but not much.  And it’s one of the best biscuit and gravy recipes around! It doesn’t take very long to prepare, and it’s well worth the few extra minutes it takes to bake the pumpkin biscuits from scratch.  You can be making the gravy with the easy mix while the biscuits bake, to save time. 

3 cups unbleached flour 
2 teaspoons baking powder 
1 teaspoon kosher salt...

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Supercharge Your Diet Plan With Healthy Sandwiches

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, November 12, 2014, In : Cooking 
Its a fact that Americans love sandwiches. We eat them to the tune of 200 per person per year . Since sandwiches make up a large part of our diets it only makes sense to eat healthier versions of them. 

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How to Use Sandwiches as a Main Course

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, November 12, 2014, In : Cooking 
Sometimes we are in a hurry or it is just too hot to cook.  And sometimes, let's face it, we are just too tired to cook.  Never fear; sandwiches to the rescue.  I'm not talking bologna between two pieces of bread.  I'm talking Tuna Salad Pita Pockets which give you tuna, veggies, cheese, and grains all in one handful.  The Ham Salad Sandwiches have meat, eggs, and relish.  With either sandwich, serve some fresh veggies and or fruit.  You will not be cheating your family, they will be getting ...

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How To Make Breakfast Sandwiches For Only $5.18

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, November 12, 2014, In : Cooking 
These sandwiches taste like those at your local drive-through, but better. Plus, they're about half the price. If you don't like to eat bell peppers in the morning, leave them out. Read more . . . .

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Wonderful Busy Day Sandwiches: BBQ Burgers, Turkey and Vegetable Wraps, Turkey Vegetable Pockets

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, November 12, 2014, In : Cooking 
Having a busy day running to and fro?  When you have a busy day, you don't have to resort to a couple pieces of bread around a slice of lunchmeat and cheese.  Even on busy days, you can make a tasty filling sandwich.  Try BBQ Burgers, Turkey and Vegetable Wraps made with tortillas or Turkey and Veggie Pocket Sandwiches.  The wraps and pocket sandwiches are also great for the lunchbox or brown bag.  They offer healthy alteratives as the kids head back to school, too.

HOMEMADE BAR-B-Q BURGERS 
Th...

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These Recipes For Quick and Easy Sandwiches Will Go Great With the Chili Spiced Nuts You Set Out

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, November 12, 2014, In : Cooking 
We all need recipes we can put together when we don't have much time or just want to get out of the kitchen.  Whether for an easy family meal or for casual entertaining, these recipes will work in those situations.  Taco Sloppy Joes make excellent easy sandwiches and individuals can choose their own garnishes. Focaccia Roast Beef Sandwiches are easy and you can set out the ingredients so individuals can make their own, if you wish.  Add some crunchy spice to your table with a bowl of Chili Sp...

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Ingredients Required to Make the Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, November 12, 2014, In : Cooking 
The pulled pork sandwiches are perfect as winter meals that are warm and spicy. Usually this category consists of buns instead of the bread that normally constitute the sandwich. Many people due to its flavor and the different textures of its preparation love the pulled pork. These sandwiches have a contrast between the crispy exterior and the tender melting portion inside. Mostly meat from the pigs shoulder is used which has good amount of fat that renders out during the long cooking.

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Sizzling Sandwiches

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, November 11, 2014, In : Cooking 
Momma has a friend who calls because her son is bringing home some college friends for lunch before they go to a game and she does not know what to make, what will they eat and drink ?

( they all must be 21 to be served any alcoholic beverage and be responsible as to intake.)

Momma Explains: If college age or mid twenty something boys are coming over just take your refrigerator and dump the contents on the table. No, Momma is kidding but those boys like to eat and they like to eat hearty, meaty...

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Panini Sandwich Recipes: How to Make an Interesting Snack for Your Kids

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, November 11, 2014, In : Cooking 
Children love to eat and to try something new that’s of their liking.  They get fascinated with food, especially if it has a unique presentation.  Parents are always trying to think of new snacks that they can feed their kids.  They must be healthy and delicious at the same time.  No matter how nutritious the food is, if it does not pass their standard of a tasty snack, they will definitely ignore it.  As a concerned parent, you do not want your children to regularly eat junk food, right?  ...

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2 Best Chicken Sandwich Recipes To Make You Enjoy Your Picnic

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, November 11, 2014, In : Cooking 
Your picnic will no longer be a headache for you..... Just put on your apron and get your skillet ready You know, I really like chicken salad sandwich coz it's so fun and simple to prepare and the recipes are so easy to follow that you can grab at your finger tips.

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The Great Falafel Sandwich - What's It All About?

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, November 11, 2014, In : Cooking 
The falafel sandwich is surely the most popular Israeli food.

Every country has its iconic sandwich: peanut butter and jelly in the United States, cucumber sandwichesat English tea parties, French bread and Brie.
In Israel, it's the falafel sandwich in pita.

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Fresh Summer Salads - Perfect For Picnic Or at the Beach

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, November 11, 2014, In : Cooking 
How does combining a salad with a sandwich sound? Pretty good? That is what you are going to do if you decide to try out this recipe! Why would you do this? Because it is not only fast, like a salad is, but the increased meatiness of a sandwich makes this a fast AND filling meal. Perfect if you want to get a quick meal, but know you will not get a chance to eat for a long time.

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Arby's Most Popular Restaurant Recipes

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, November 11, 2014, In : Cooking 
ARBY'S RESTAURANT is best known for roast beef sandwiches.

It also offers popular Market Fresh sandwiches, curly fries, wraps, Jamocha shakes and salads. Arby's also sells Chicken Naturals, 100% all-natural chicken in sandwiches and tenders.

When foodservice veterans Leroy and Forrest Raffel opened the first Arby's in Boardman, Ohio, in 1964, customers enjoyed roast beef sandwiches, potato chips, and Texas-sized iced teas.

To name their new venture, the brothers decided on Arby's, which stands f...

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How to Make Quick, Easy, and Tasty Sandwiches - Burgers, Crab, and Pitas

Posted by Tom Aikins on Tuesday, November 11, 2014, In : Cooking 
For all you busy cooks out there, it is possible to turn to quick sandwiches without feeding your family an unhealthy meal.  These sandwiches go together quickly and are far better than dropping by the fast food street in your neighborhood. These Blue Cheese Burgers, Crab Cake Sandwiches, or Chicken Fajita Pitas are sure to please your family.  With a tray of fresh veggies, you won't be destroying your family's nutrition by serving these from time to time! Need a dessert?  A piece of fresh fr...

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Puffs, sandwiches and Other Delights

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, November 10, 2014, In : Cooking 
Mushroom Puff

INGREDIENTS

Maida-1/2 kg

Mushroom-250 gm

(chopped)

Onion(Big)-3

(chopped)

Red chillies-10

(chopped)

                To make the fillet,heat oil in in a frying pan.Add mustard seeds,Onion(Big),Red chillies and stir well.Then add Mushroom and stir for 10 mins.Add adequate salt and chilly powder.

              Make maida in the form of chappatis,add the fillet,close ends and fry in a frying pan for 10 mins.

Capsicum Puff

INGREDIENTS

Wheat-1/4 kg

Maida-1/4 kg

Beans-250 gm

(chopped)

Capsicum-250 gm

(c...

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How Diabetics Can Enjoy Sandwiches

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, November 10, 2014, In : Cooking 
Diabetics, too, need or simple want to grab a sandwich from time to time.  It is possible to eat healthy sandwiches by using whole-grain breads with the meat and cheese that offer protein.  These Mozzarella/Bologna Sandwiches use whole-wheat English muffins as bread and feature bologna, cheese, and lettuce.  The Tofu "Egg" Salad Sandwiches are a great alternative for those who love egg salad but are trying to eat less eggs.

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How my love for Avocados and Tomatoes transformed into an Avocado and Tomato Melt Sandwich

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, November 10, 2014, In : Cooking 
Out of all fruits, I have always loved tomatoes and Avocados. The creamy texture of the perfectly ripened Avocados makes me eat them out of hand. I find them almost meaty and super rich. I also love the juiciness of the tomatoes and this made me realize that the butter taste of the avocados, the crispiness of bread coupled with the juiciness of the tomatoes could all melt into my mouth at the same time. Later on while experimenting with different accompaniments, I realized that with cheese, b...

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Old Fashion Recipes for Sandwiches with Sauerkraut: Kitty's Open-Faced and Hoosier Reuben

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, November 10, 2014, In : Cooking 
In the mood for a snack or sandwiches?  Need some sandwiches for game night or watching sports of TV?  Give these old fashion sandwiches a try.  Kitty's Open-Faced Sandwiches serve canned roast beef hash, sauerkraut, and Swiss cheese on slices of Rye bread.  After broiling, these are hot and special.  Or perhaps you would prefer the Hoosier Reuben.  Both of these sandwiches use sauerkraut so you may need a little German blood in you to enjoy them! 


KITTY'S OPEN FACE SANDWICH
This recipe is from...

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The Ultimate Grilled Cheese Sandwiches Tips

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, November 10, 2014, In : Cooking 
Sometimes you feel like skipping the veggies and meat and take a savory-like sandwich that will leave the taste of melted cheese in you, stop you in your tracks, close your eyes and go ‘Mmmmmm…!' The Ultimate Grilled Cheese Sandwiches are the best option. It arouses your taste buds and gives you such a feeling. According to Randy Feltis the owner and chef of the Oscar Restaurant in Ontario, the Ultimate Grilled Cheese Sandwiches which now cost about $15 each were born when he was trying t...

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Healthy Sandwich Recipes Kids Will Love

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, November 10, 2014, In : Cooking 
Sandwiches are a lunchtime staple for kids (and adults!) of all ages, but not all are created equally. If you want to make sandwiches that kids of all ages will love, but that are full of wholesome ingredients and essential nutrients, consider treating your kids to one of these healthy sandwich recipes.

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How to Have a Meal of Hearty Sandwiches when You Just Don't Want to Cook

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, November 10, 2014, In : Cooking 
Sometimes a cook is just too tired to cook a full meal.  There is nothing wrong with serving sandwiches sometimes, especially these sandwiches.  Hero Ham Sandwiches take only about 15 minutes and you are serving your family warm sandwiches of meat, cheese, vegetables, and of course, bread.  Serve with fruit and you have a complete meal.  The Quick and Easy Meatball Heroes are ready in minutes.  In this sandwich you have meat, soup, cheese, and lettuce.  Again, serve with baby carrots or a bow...

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Sandwiches - How to Make Your Sandwich More Fun to Eat

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, November 10, 2014, In : Cooking 
It doesn't take much to get stuck in a food rut, but even sandwiches can be made more fun to eat with just a little bit of time and creative effort in the kitchen. These are some ways to take your normal sandwiches and spice them up to get out of that food rut!

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Best Sandwich Recipes on Internet

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, November 10, 2014, In : Cooking 
Nothing can beat sandwich whether you want to have it in breakfast, lunch or dinner. A sandwich can act as a fully contained meal which can be had for lunch or dinner or we can have it along with conjuring up memories of late night snacks with dad, or rainy day grilled cheese with mom, or that great sandwich you enjoyed in south of France may be on your honeymoon. Here we are talking about the sandwich of different level with some substance and not that simple ones or the regular ones. You wi...

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Enjoy your summer with gourmet Sandwiches and Salads!

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, November 10, 2014, In : Cooking 
Summer time is a time of relaxation and recreation. With summer time comes the challenge of enjoying delicious, refreshing meals while staying active and healthy. Many of us are constantly on the go, and looking for a healthy, satisfying lunch or dinner. Summertime brings us new and exotic blends, mixing current trends with old favorites.  

Sandwiches and salads have always been a summertime staple.  But gone are the days of plain, old turkey sandwiches, or dry dinner salads with bitter lettuc...

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Recipes for Quick and Easy Sandwiches for Families on the Go

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, November 10, 2014, In : Cooking 
Today's families are busier than ever.  Often both parents work outside the home.  The children are involved in sports, school activities take up time, most are involved in church activities, the list could go on and on.  Here are some sandwich recipes for those busy days.  Keep some fresh veggies or fruit on hand to serve with sandwiches.  The Beans and Burgers recipe is for hot sandwiches, cooked in the microwave in minutes.  If you prefer a cold sandwich, the Hoagies below are great sandwi...

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Preparing Panini Sandwiches - A Extremely Versatile And Yummy Treat

Posted by Tom Aikins on Monday, November 10, 2014, In : Cooking 
Creating panini sandwiches is guaranteed to please a vast number of palates. As you can easily make an unlimited selection of combinations, there is sure to be one to suit every particular set of taste buds. They are easy to create, yet are guaranteed to satisfy. Equipped with a panini press or perhaps a makeshift setup employing a cast-iron skillet, you are well on your way to creating delicious, sizzling sandwiches that can make virtually any mouth water. While using an actual panini press ...

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The Perfect Sandwich

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, November 5, 2014, In : Cooking 
Everybody enjoys eating different types of food, it's a fact. But who doesn't enjoy a really good sandwich? I don't know anyone who turns their nose up at a really well constructed and flavoured 'sarnie'.

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Your Slow Cooker or Crockpot Is Great For Sandwiches, Too

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, November 5, 2014, In : Cooking 
Slow cookers are good for more than just soup and roasts. You can use your cookers to make some great sandwiches, too. From Meatless Sloppy Joes to Meatball Subs, check out these recipes.  For those who prefer a meatless sandwich, me included, try these Meatless Sloppy Joes for a good sandwich.  Served on whole-grain rolls, this is a tasty, healthy recipe.  This BBQ recipe uses a chuck roast to make delicious BBQ.  The Meatball Subs are made with chicken.

MEATLESS SLOPPY JOES 
2 cups thinly sli...

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How to Make a Pastrami Sandwich

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, November 5, 2014, In : Cooking 
Pastrami sandwiches are of many types and ingredients. It is exclusively known as the beef dish in the Jewish and the American regions. Where as in the Romanian tradition, sheep meat was used and over time, pork became the prevalent choice. The Romanians have different specifications with the kinds of pastrami.

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How to Make Pulled Pork Sandwich

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, November 5, 2014, In : Cooking 
The pulled pork sandwich is one of the famous categories in sandwiches for non-vegetarian lovers. Pork is pig’s meat and in making the pulled pork sandwich, usually the meat of the pig’s shoulder is used as it has lots of fat. The pulled pork sandwich is usually a favorite dish for the winters. It is warm and spicy and can be enjoyed during the winter season. It is a slow cooked dish and takes lot of time for its preparation.  RELATED ARTICLES Ingredients Required to Make the Pulled Pork ...
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Where’s the Chicago-Style Italian Beef Sandwiches?

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, November 5, 2014, In : Cooking 
I never realized growing up in Chicago was such a privilege until I began surfing the net and found out that a good portion of the rest of the country had been deprived of tasting a Chicago-Style Italian Beef Sandwich. I assumed every State and every city in America had a favorite beef stand lurking somewhere in their neighborhoods.

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Sub Sandwiches Anyone? The Naming Of The Sub Sandwich At An Italian Deli

Posted by Tom Aikins on Wednesday, November 5, 2014, In : Cooking 
As owners of an Italian Deli and Catering business, we're constantly trying to improve upon our existing menu
and come up with new items for our lunch and catering menus. The deli and catering business is fun, but it can be challenging as well.

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A Passion for Grilled Vegetable Sandwiches

Posted by Tom Aikins on Sunday, November 2, 2014, In : Cooking 
We most often grill meats like chicken, pork and beef. But aside from these and seafoods, vegetables. This is very popular in Greek cooking. Hence, for people who value their health and would like to try new variations in what they eat, try to grill vegetables in your next meal.

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Use Your Creativity and Enjoy Delicious Italian Panini Sandwiches

Posted by Tom Aikins on Sunday, November 2, 2014, In : Cooking 
Here’s what I love about panini sandwiches – they’re delicious, nutritious and you get to use your creativity in the kitchen.  A panini sandwich meal is certainly not complicated.  Essentially, it’s a grilled cheese sandwich but a lot more fun.  These sandwiches originated in Italy and you can use all kinds of ingredients to put them together.  All you need is two pieces of oversized fresh bread and some butter spread on both sides.  Think of what you can do to make this different tha...

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How Sandwiches Are Made Around the World

Posted by Tom Aikins on Sunday, November 2, 2014, In : Cooking 
If you're tired of the same old peanut butter and jelly that you've been eating every day and want to get out of the food rut you're in you should take a look at how sandwiches are made around the world. Sandwiches don't take a lot of effort to make, no matter what the ingredients, so they're a great way to expand your diet no matter how skilled you are (or aren't) in the kitchen.

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Quick and Easy Sandwich Recipes Good Enough for Company

Posted by Tom Aikins on Sunday, November 2, 2014, In : Cooking 
Do you like sandwiches or perhaps like to entertain quickly.  These sandwich recipes are quick, easy, and good enough to serve company.  They also make good sandwiches for game day.  Impress 'em with Grilled Minute Steaks on Onion Rolls, Reuben Sandwiches, or Crab Cakes on Buns.  Need something for those not interested in a sandwich?  Make some English Muffin Broccoli Pizzas.

GRILLED MINUTE STEAKS ON ONION ROLLS 
8 minute steaks, 1/4-inch thick 
8 onion rolls 
butter 
bottled blue cheese dressing ...

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Panini Sandwich Recipes You Should Try

Posted by Tom Aikins on Sunday, November 2, 2014, In : Cooking 
Panini sandwiches are famous for being healthy and delicious. They are your best substitute for those fatty, high-calorie sandwiches you usually eat. You no longer have to worry about putting on extra weight or ruining your diet since you can always include healthy ingredients of your choice in your panini sandwiches.

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Fried Egg Sandwich

Posted by Tom Aikins on Sunday, November 2, 2014, In : Cooking 
An egg sandwich is a sandwich with some kind of egg filling. Sliced boiled eggs are a popular option - some people use egg slicers to make slicing more convenient. Fried egg and scrambled egg sandwiches are an alternative for those who want a hot meal. A popular combination in the United States is an egg sandwich on a kaiser roll, bagel, or biscuit, with the option of some sort of breakfast meat (breakfast sausage, bacon, or ham), and cheese making a breakfast sandwich. Another variation is a...

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