History of Mozzarella

Mozzarella is one of the most popular Italian cheeses. It’s found on pizza, in calzones, and as part of a caprese salad. The stories regarding mozzarella’s origins are as diverse as the numerous ways you can eat it. The one thing we know for sure about mozzarella’s...

Foods Unique to New Jersey

When people think about New Jersey foods, they tend to lump them in with either New York City or Philadelphia. New Jerseyan’s know that our state is its own unique entity, not an extension of its two neighboring metropolitan areas. We’ve already covered Taylor...

Different Types of Olive Oil

If you do a lot of cooking, chances are you have a bottle of olive oil in your pantry. If you watch Food Network, odds are it’s extra virgin. You’ve heard that extra virgin olive oil is the best, but you may not know why chefs consider it better than virgin or pure...

The History of Parmesan

Parmesan cheese has a rich history going all the way back to the Middle Ages. The average America means Parmigiano Reggiano when they talk about Parmesan cheese, but they probably aren’t getting the real thing. (More on that later.) The first record of...

Different Types of Pasta

When you walk down the pasta aisle of your local supermarket, it’s easy to be overwhelmed by the sheer number of pasta shapes. According to the Encyclopedia of Pasta, there are 310 different pasta forms — no word on if that number includes cartoon and animal shaped...