I've always found tomatoes to be hit or miss. It takes a reasonable amount of effort to find a good tomato that doesn't taste like a foamy, mealy, slightly sour tasting water balloon. You almost have to grow it yourself, or find an heirloom breed just to have a tomato that tastes tomatoey.
At t... (more)
An ex-roommate taught me that garlic peels fall right off the clove if you first use the flat side of a cooking knife to press down on th... (more) The flavors of oysters vary greatly depending on the environment they're cultivated in, but here are the characteristics of the varieties commonly found in North America:
Atlantic oysters have deep, oblong shells. They're firm and briny.
Pacific oysters are creamy and sweet in comparison. They grow very large, but if you're eating them raw it's best to ... (more)