Recipes

cubano-sandwich-2889867 A cubano is exactly what you'd expect it to be—a sandwich that was first crafted by Cubans, for Cubans. This mouthwatering ham and cheese sandwich was put together with Cuban workers in early Cuban immigrant communities of Florida in mind. Still incredibly popular in the Key West area, Tampa, and Miami, the cubano is often filled with ham, roasted pork, pickles, mustard, Swiss cheese, and often other meats like salami. The bread is the selling point—Cuban bread—crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside. It's so loved and influential that Tampa's city council designated the "Historic Tampa Cuban Sandiwch" as the "signature sandwich of the city of Tampa" in 2012. People love their cubanos. So, how do you go about making this legendary sandwich?

69f0c00a-9b7a-aec0-8201ec19a12cb3ee-3690329 Red wine—in moderation—is supposed to be very good for you. White wine? That's up for debate. Whatever the discussion may be, wine is always great with food. Wine and food pairings can elevate one's dining experience. So, we've put together a little guide that shows what types of herbs goes best with which wines. Remember: never bruise (chop it to death) your herbs, and always cook with the wine you're drinking. If you use bad wine to cook, that'll come through in your cooking!

b7c52ed378fb23b966a38004ff561440-1868839 Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and without fail, it's always a mad dash to the succulent-turkey-finish line every year. Oftentimes, we end up cooking what we know for big dinners like these, but why not try something new this year? In anticipation of the holiday, we've gathered a handful of delicious and zesty side dishes that feature fresh, vibrant herbs. Here are five fresh and flavourful Thanksgiving side dish recipes.

fresh-herbs-h-980x400-5730836 As much as we want to deny it, winter is coming. With the chaos that comes with fall—school reopening, Thanksgiving, hockey, football—the cold weather that comes with winter always catches us off guard. And while the summer bring us fresh, bountiful pounds upon pounds of berries, peaches, chard, and corn, your winter doesn't have to be bland. Herbs like sage, rosemary, thyme, parsley, and winter savoury will keep you warm throughout the harsh winter months. Try out these recipes featuring winter herbs this season.

screen-shot-2014-08-18-at-3-46-43-pm-9738590   If you've been to Italy or you've been welcomed into the home of a loving Italian grandmother, then you know that there is nothing like fresh, homemade marinara sauce. This ubiquitous vibrant and zesty sauce is perfect for everything and is an Italian staple, and for good reason. Not only is it perfect for everything from pizza to cannelloni, but it's also packed full of nutrients thanks to ingredients like tomato and basil. There's a lot of debate in the food community about how to come about the greatest marinara sauce. Everyone's claiming that their method is the all-time best. We've searched high and low for all of the highest ranked methods and recipes, and rendered it down to this one recipe for you. The secret? It seems that everyone, including the legendary queen of Italian cuisine Lidia Bastianich, uses canned tomatoes. But not just any kind of canned plum tomatoes. Specifically, San Marzano tomatoes, which are the most similar to the ripe tomatoes you can get in Mount Vesuvius. Ready? Here's how you can make the best marinara sauce.

marjoram_16x9-7907937 "Learn About..." is a new recurring post where we'll look at lesser known herbs, and discuss their origin, health benefits, and everything in between!
Marjoram (Origanum majorana) is a perennial herb that originated in Egypt and Arabia, and is now indigenous to Cyprus and southern Turkey. With sweet pine and citrus undertones, it pairs great with tomatoes and tomato-based dishes, like marinara, in salad dressings, soups, and stews.