No matter what spice level you can handle, we’ve all eaten spicy food that’s a little too hot. Whether it’s from sprinkling a little too much hot sauce over your meal or ordering too ambitiously in an Indian restaurant, the sensation is not the most pleasant. Your mouth starts … [Read more...] about Why does spicy food make your nose run?
The subtleties of sage
Why cooking is a lot like communicating. | April 2008 issue Every language has a limited number of words and finite grammatical rules. Yet we can use them to create an endless number of sentences and tell countless stories. The same applies to cooking: The number of ingredients … [Read more...] about The subtleties of sage
The spices of life
Is it time to trade that aspirin tablet for a teaspoon of turmeric? Kim Ridley| March 2008 issue By the middle of the afternoon, Ellen Ryan was out of steam. A community organizer in central Maine, Ryan says her energy crashed every afternoon. To get through the rest of the day, … [Read more...] about The spices of life