Reactive pans

Reactive pans are made from materials that chemically react with acidic foods. The reaction can cause the foods to absorb a metallic taste and also to discolor. Basically when reactive pans are … [more]

Tomatoes don't like iron

Don’t ask me why, but tomatoes don’t like iron or other reactive surfaces like aluminum or copper. Basically acidic foods absorb a metallic flavor and can discolor as well. So when … [more]


This dish is as simple as it is delicious. It’s so damn good that a friend whose in-laws are avocado farmers asked for the recipe. That’s no small deal as her in-laws are very proud of their … [more]

Rapini Tomato Soup - (Minestra ‘I Qualazzi)

“Qualazzi”, are wild rapini. They grow in the countryside around Polizzi after the rains in early autumn until the first frost. The wild variety is thin stemmed, mostly leaves with few … [more]


Definition: The tomato is round, often red and delicious! Also known as Love Apple , Pomme ‘d Amour … History of: Share your knowledge people! Let’s build this definition together … [more]

Shopska salad

This salad has one of the highest ease-to-satisfaction ratios of anything I’ve ever prepared. Critics may point to all the chopping that’s involved. To them I simply say: Cut larger … [more]

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