Cheesy Chicken Broccoli Cauliflower Corn Chowder

A variation of chicken corn chowder that would be great for a crowd. Read more at Suite101: Cheesy Chicken Broccoli Cauliflower Corn Chowder

Crown of Thorns Starfish on the Great Barrier Reef

The crown of thorns starfish is currently attacking the Great Barrier Reef. Causes for this problem include overpopulation and pollution. The crown of thorns starfish (acanthaster planci), a very large starfish, is found throughout the Pacific and Indian oceans. They can grow to be as large as a half meter and begin life as a […]

The Aztecs’ Diet, Agriculture and Hunting Practices

The Aztec diet and culture included many foods, most notably Muscovy duck and the prickly pear cactus. Ritual cannibalism was merely a religious action. The similarities and the differences in the foods eaten by the Aztecs, the Inuit, and the Dakota are how they harvested and hunted their food as well as how they prepared […]

Diet, Agriculture and Hunting Practices of the Dakota and Inuit

The Dakota were hunters of game and foragers of berries, while the Inuit primarily hunted sea animals and searched for seaweed. The Dakota were a nomadic people and moved based on where the largest buffalo heard was. The Dakota primarily ate many meats and game meats, especially buffalo. Their diet did not consist of only […]

Harvesting and Hunting Practices of Native Americans

There are many similarities and differences between the different Native American nations regarding food. The Inuit, Aztec and Dakota all shared this trait. There are obviously some large differences between how the Dakota and Inuit ate compared to the Aztecs. While Aztecs practiced an almost vegetarian diet both the Dakota and Inuit relied heavily on […]

Easy Summertime Pasta Salads

Two easy recipes for cold summertime pasta salads. Easy Crab Pasta Salad I made this pasta salad for my family over Memorial Day weekend and everyone loved it. There was only six of us and we ate all of it. It is a very refreshing imitation crab salad and the green olives add a nice […]

French and Russian Food Service

Traditional and modern French and Russian cuisine service techniques. In Russian service you are served your meal one course at a time, usually served in three courses. In French service the meal is served more as a banquet and is quite elaborate, but is still served in three courses. Carême’s vision of what French cooking […]

The Aztecs and Religious Consumption

Different aspects of the Aztec culture including religion, diet and food — hunting practices and the use of chocolate and hallucinogenic plants. The Aztecs of Mexico had a varied diet that ranged from simple vegetables and a few domesticated animals to the consumption of human flesh. There was also the ingestion of many different hallucinogenic […]