The French may be credited with developing the sophisticated art of sauce making, but the midcentury rise of canned soup gave homemade sauces a reputation for fussy and dated cooking. Learn how easy it is to whip up four classic sauces.
Healthy, versatile mushrooms are an excellent addition to your plate. Mushrooms impart a fifth taste sense called umami, which is savory. Hearty meat-like mushrooms are an economical and nutritious way to enhance any meal.
Traditionally used in cheese making to separate curds from whey, cheesecloth is a multipurpose tool in both the kitchen and around the house. Chefs and home cooks appreciate that it does not change the flavor of food and it stands up to any liquid: hot, cold or acidic.
Formerly called sensory integration dysfunction, SPD occurs when the brain has trouble processing information through the senses. SPD exists on a spectrum, affecting one or more of the senses and usually with a combination of over- and under-sensitivities. It affects up to 16 percent of school-age children in the United States.
Billed as a prescription for health by cleansing the body of toxins and resetting pH balance, The Alkaline Cure claims a Western diet promotes an acidic environment and that living "acid-free" will lead to increased energy, decreased inflammation and reduced risk of illness including cancer and diabetes.