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Understanding Italian Cooking

By Chef Angelo Antonucci

One of the most difficult parts of Italian cooking is getting the pasta and its accompaniment ready at the same time. The trick is precooking the pasta ahead of time so it can be ready in a minute. Cook your pasta until it’s al dente, which means it still has a “bite.” Quick cool by […]

Have Fun with Your Food!

By Chef Stephen Bacani

I slowly unlock the door to my residence. It’s late and already pitch black outside. As I tip toe inside and lock the dead bolt you could hear a pin drop. I look into the first room on the left and it literally looks like it has been ransacked. The rest of the house is […]

Three culinary herbs that grow well here in the Low Country are Thyme, Rosemary and Mint. Learn how to grow, cook and use them. Thyme Thyme is one of those herbs that most people enjoy. However, few people know how to use it. In addition to cooking with thyme, it is one of the main […]

According to Google, 97% of consumers use the internet to search for local businesses. Whether you are a customer or a business, you need to be there too. A businesses’ online presence is centered around a website; in essence, it’s the most important asset to invest in and the starting point of any online marketing […]

    Sloane’s world collapsed the second she learned her husband was missing in action in the Middle East. Now she has to try and raise her two sons, when all she wants to do is remember her husband’s smile and pray for his return. It is up to her sisters and her mom to […]

Sous vide, which means “under vacuum” in French, is a method of cooking where the food is vacuum sealed and cooked in a water bath at an accurately regulated temperature and time. This technique produces results that are impossible to achieve through any other cooking method. Sous vide used to be done solely by professional […]

Where the Heart Resides

By Rose Ann Sinay

I “skinnyed” my way through the stacked boxes populating our new home, looking for an uncluttered space to take a deep breath. This house had served as our get-away cabin for the past four years. It was fully furnished (flea-market style), and stocked with food and clothes enough to get us by for a week […]

When Fear Mushrooms

By Jeffery Cohen

Though my father was born in the city, he was a real farmer at heart. He would patiently wait out winter, anxiously anticipating spring. Once he was sure the last frost had past, he would pull out a shovel and start turning over the soil in his garden where he’d plant row after row of every […]

If you want to jump start the whole mid-life crisis experience, pop your youngest child on a plane that will fly over territory that’s spelled with letters in an alphabet you can’t sing a song to only to land half a world away in a place that’s flexing newly “nuclearized” fingers. In fact you can […]

China Tales

By Linda DeMers Hummel

My friend married into a family of means, New England types who for generations had been distinguished bankers and lawyers. They were known for keeping a stiff upper lip, a group who never discussed money, disease, or gossiped about anything worthy of gossip. And for generations no one had ever had to buy a set […]

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