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Our Friend the Tomato

Friday, April 26, 2013

Our friend the tomato, a staple in many American kitchens, is actually a relative newcomer to the array of vegetables (or fruits, as others would argue) that are used in our everyday lives. In addition to corn, which is also extraordinarily common, the tomato is the major ingredient in many of the foods we Americans have come to know and love. Although the details are a bit sketchy, the Spanish explorer Cortez, who conquered the Aztec city of Tenochtitlan, later to be renamed Mexico City in 1521, is credited as the person who brought the tomato back from the new world. Red tomatoes wer ..

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Excerpts of this blog were taken from an article written by Chef Dez in the Crescent Bar Chronicle Flank steak is a delicious cut of beef for the barbecue because it has great flavor, and is extremely tender when cut and prepared properly. Due to the fact that there are many people that don't know much about this specific cut, it tends to be a very underrated steak in comparison to more popular cuts such as strip loin, sirloin, ribeye, etc. There is also a lot of misinformation in the media about flank steak and I hope to clear up some of this confusion for you. Beef flank steak is ..

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