Praising Peppercorns!

FC_CID_MJ19_PMSby Mary Jo

I've always been intrigued by spices, so much so that I wrote a blog about them years ago, and liked it so much that years later I posted it again while under deadline. <G>

So naturally I read an article on black pepper when browsing an issue of Cook's Illustrated, a publication of America's Test Kitchen.  Even though I learned a lot about cooking by working my way through recipes in Julia Child's Mastering the Art of French Cooking when I lived in England, I don't do a lot of cooking these days, but I do like reading about food and food related items. 

Cook's Illustrated does articles on things like how to make the New England cod and potato cakes, or Indian Butter Chicken, or chewy peanut butter cookies, all of which are in the May/June 2019 magazine, but the magazine isn't just recipes.  It's also exploring what works in different dishes, and why. 


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