Tasting Georgia – Sharing A Culinary Journey

Tasting Georgia – Sharing A Culinary Journey

Discovering Tasting Georgia
IACP Conference
Last year, I joined the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) in order to meet colleagues from around the world and to share experiences.  IACP offers loads of resources besides networking opportunities.  For example, it organizes webinars and other knowledge-sharing activities to help its members become better culinary professionals.

At this year’s IACP conference, I discovered so many wonderful cookbooks.  General cookbooks, regional cookbooks, thematic cookbooks, all kinds of cookbooks.  Well, identifying and promoting ne…

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Interview of Baker Philip ÓhArtagáin

Interview of Baker Philip ÓhArtagáin

How did Philip ÓhArtagáin become a Specialist Soda Bread Baker?
In my second interview in the Belgian Foodie® Interview series, I’ve selected Philip ÓhArtagáin, a young entrepreneur and craftsman based in Ireland.  Philip ÓhArtagáin started in 2012 his own “Specialist Soda Bread Bakery” called ÓhArtagáin Handcrafted.  I am always intrigued when a young person follows his or her dream by starting a business.  It takes a lot of guts, passion and initiative to start a business on your own, in particular during an economic crisis.

Last week I had the honor to taste 2 of the 5 prize-winning sod…

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Gracipe Interview

Gracipe Interview

What is the Belgian Foodie® Interview Series?
From time to time I will bring to you an interview of an interesting person or company involved somehow in the culinary world.  The interview can therefore be of a fellow food blogger, a chef, restaurant owner, food producer, food supplier, or a techie making a food blogger’s work more effective.

For my first interview, I’ve chosen Marinó Páll Valdimarsson, the CEO and co-founder of Gracipe, a company developing a graphical form of recipe.  I recently became acquainted with Gracipe’s project and immediately fell in love with the visually-friend…

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Preparing Brown Sushi Rice

Preparing Brown Sushi Rice

Is Brown Sushi Rice Better for You?
In addition to providing greater nutritional value compared to white sushi rice, brown sushi rice has a slightly nutty flavor.  I love the extra taste of brown rice.

 
Is Brown Sushi Rice a Whole Grain?
Brown sushi rice (brown short grain rice) is a whole grain containing natural bran, which provides dietary fiber.  Meanwhile, white sushi rice does not contain dietary fiber.   For 100 grams of cooked brown short grain rice, there is about 1.8 grams of dietary fiber.

 
How Many Carbohydrates Are in Brown Sushi Rice?
There are about 20% fe…

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Inspiring Cookbook Writers

Inspiring Cookbook Writers

Which cookbook writers inspire me?
Cookbooks can inspire us, especially when the writer uses a voice that is personal, interesting and informative. Like many foodies, I have a collection of cookbooks and am happy to acquire more as a gift (hint hint) or on a whim for myself. I try to have books covering different cuisines from around the world, hopefully written by people who know the region intimately.

 
Nigel Slater
Looking back, there are definitely certain cookbook writers who have inspired me. The first who comes to mind is Nigel Slater from the United Kingdom. More than 10 yea…

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