Food Trends Guide

Scallops shelling bacon

Thanks Stanca, for this unique appetizer of scallop and bacon. A shellfish and meat, this reminds me off boiled egg covered with lamb meat. Well, as I was screening through the recipe, the idea of leaving the bacon dry stuck me. There is absolutely no…

Saucing up Pasta

Thanks Jennifer, for the Pasta Arrabiata recipe. Nothing could have been simpler than this sauce. Nevertheless, garlic flakes and red pepper sauce could have made a smoother sauce along with tomatoes. And you forgot to add Parmesan cheese on the top,…

Searing salmon with spices

Thanks Ian, this recipe is tempting and I am dying to indulge in it. It is lovely to have a wonderful condiment of seasoning smeared over any fish fillet. Though the recipe resembles the Indian fish fry recipe, the presence of salmon makes all the…

Scampi: Working out the pairings

Thanks Melanie for this very simple, quick, and delightful seafood recipe. However, I feel that something is missing and certain modifications would make this recipe luscious. You will agree with me if I say that sherry is good for recipes aimed at…

Beer Series: Soaking up beef

In this chapter of beef series, we shall review two beef marinades. The cooks.com recipe for beef marinade mixes sweet and sour flavors in form of lemon juice and sugar.The cook could have used herbs in place of salad oil, which would have inproved the…

Replacing Ricotta with tofu

Recently I came across an appetizer, which uses Ricotta cheese for stuffing mushrooms and then it tops the mushrooms with mozzarella cheese. Nevertheless, it would have tasted great with a tofu, coriander-mint sauce and chili stuffing, instead of a…

Bacon& mushrooms paired well with pasta

Thanks Anne for the wonderful Pasta recipe. But Anne the finishing would have been great with a herbal seasoning. You forgot the vital ingredient suggested in the magazine. You could have also cooked bacon and mushrooms in red wine before folding in…

Chicken grilled to perfection

Thanks food lover for that perfect grilled chicken. The lemon and herbal marinade on the chicken might have given it a wonderful aroma. And I think the acidic sting could have been improved with a dash Pimento pepper instead of black pepper. Hey did you..

A health toast with turkey bacon and beans

Thanks New Stuff for this protein boosting, low-cal bacon and beans recipe. I can bet on its taste and can give you a couple more tips to enhance its flavor and nutritive value. Assuming that the tomato sauce you are using is sweet adding brown sugar to..

Crawfish wonders

Thanks Stanca for letting us know the Crayfish history. While crayfish is boiled and used in Creole recipes, it is also eaten with a variety of dips and sauces, a garlic-mint dip for instance. It is cooked in a number of ways with herbs or in the typical.