Authentic Food: Does it matter?

Yesterday morning when I woke up, I found a platter on my dining table laden with delicious stuffed parathas along with some homemade mango pickle complemented with regular juice and boiled eggs. These parathas were quite thick, unlike that of the parathas made by my mother. My mother was eagerly waiting for me to wake…

Feta Cheese, the Greek Curd Cheese

Since the mortal origins of cheese are unbeknownst to us, we must make do by offering our heartiest gratitude to Aristaeus, son of Apollo and Cyrene, for bestowing upon us the gift of cheese. Fortunately though, for all cheese- loving atheists who prefer something more tangible, the story of cheese gains real mention starting from…

PASTA IS NOT ORIGINALLY FROM ITALY

Myth: Pasta originally comes from Italy. Worldwide, pasta has become synonymous with Italian cuisine. Italian immigrants themselves brought pasta everywhere they went. While it is true that the most famous varieties and recipes of cooking pasta really do come from Italy, surprisingly, the actual origin of pasta lies elsewhere! So how did pasta make its…