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beautiful apple painting - food IS art

painting by © Fredo Viola 2001

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Food is Art

Cooking is both art and science. As a science, the kitchen becomes a laboratory, the setting for discoveries that work so well they become classics, or fail so abysmally that they are lessons in what to not do. As science, food becomes cuisine. Painters learn to add a small amount of gray to a bright green apple to emphasize the shadowed areas. Cooks learn to add a 'pinch' of a favorite spice to enhance flavor. Scientists maintain the rigor of exactitude. Cooks weigh and measure to produce a finished result that is consistent. AND THEN THE FUN BEGINS. We decorate around food, making our tables beautiful, honoring community with flowers.



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All the World's a Platter - by Angshuman Das 
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Making Cake Pops, from Cake Pops by Helen Attridge & Abby Foy read book review

basic cake pops foundation 
simple chocolate pops 
party hat pops 
wedding cake pops


A Passionate Plea for Home Cooking read article

by John Besh

from My Family Table read book review & get recipes



The Cooking of Kashmir - by Rinku Battacharya 
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How to Make Cupcakes - Tips for the Baker learn how

Cupcake Recipes - get recipes

Cupcake Special: How to Make a Decorated Zombie Cupcake       

The Mandoline - A perfect tool, a perfect gift click here







Articles about the World's Cuisines

International Cooking:  Talking with Tessa Kiros, author of Falling Cloudberries and Venezia click here



The Goodness of Nature - Articles about the Foods We Eat

Breakfast Articles


The Way We Eat: Great Dishes, Festivals and a Few Kitchen Tools - Articles have recipes accompanying them



Travel and Vacation  click here

Cliff's Corner That Southern Flavor click here

Margaret's Kitchen Down Under- Australian Food  click here

Elinoar's Table - Middle Easter Cooking Main Page

Wayne's Mexican Kitchen main page


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Stories from around the world click here for archived stories



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