Food Facts & Lore

Brie, King of Cheeses

Believe it or not, Brie is related to Mozzarella, Ricotta, Cottage Cheese and Cream Cheese in that it belongs to the soft fresh cheese family. But unlike these delicious cousins, Brie is ripened soft cheese. The rind is the tell-tale sign.  Cheeses are categorized depending on the type of milk used, fat content, moisture content… Continue reading Brie, King of Cheeses

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Bread, Sandwiches and Toast

Every nation in the world holds bread in high regards; every social rank and every meal. It has been served at royal feasts and shared around the fire by tribes, conquerors and explorers. It has been a welcome gift in the hands of the famished and a symbol of spiritual connectedness in ancient and modern… Continue reading Bread, Sandwiches and Toast

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Of Apples

DNA analysis places the origins of apples in the beautiful mountains of Kazakhstan. They share their biological makeup with plums, cherries, peaches, raspberries, strawberries, pears and roses. The apple’s DNA is so particular that scientists are currently contemplating encoding data in an apple via specific DNA markers. The complex method is promising. It is estimated… Continue reading Of Apples