Tasty Trivia

Where is the tomato really from?

Where is the tomato really from?

When we think of Italian ingredients, the very first thing that comes to mind is tomatoes. But tomatoes aren’t exactly Italian… in fact, they’re not even from the European continent at all. No, tomatoes are considered a ‘new world’ ingredient – they’re from the Americas and weren’t known to Europeans until they sailed across the Atlantic. (It unfortunately still needs…

Why is my steak bloody?

Why is my steak bloody?

It’s quite common for people who like their meat cooked well done to say it’s because they “don’t like bloody meat”. Even well known chefs and food publications, who preach from the gospel of rare and medium rare steaks, are guilty of referring to the red juice that seeps out of meat as ‘blood’. But what many people don’t realise…