Saffron: how to pair it in your recipes

Well, I think mostly everyone knows what is saffron, but just to refresh our memories…it is the pistil of the flower Crocus Sativus, after having been picked up and dried. Iran is first for the production of saffron. However, the spice is also grown in Italy and other Mediterranean areas. Saffron is expensive…very expensive…it is much more pricey than gold (no kidding)…it is a prestigious spice to be used in special recipes.

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Scientific hoaxes: why citing the references is not enough

Internet, social, TV, the rating of information per minute is elevate and, sometimes, is hard to to discern what is true from what is not. Do not get me wrong. The web is a powerful mean of communication, but understanding what is a valuable information is not an easy task, due to the ocean of options that we have to fish from, once we enter a key word into the browser.

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What's Maillard reaction and why everybody talks about it

If you are foodies and followers of food blogs (and if you are reading this blog, probably you are :)), you might have heard about Maillard reaction. Let’s admit it, Maillard reaction is as trendy as the last color of the season and should be in the vocabulary of each foodie ;) And given that I am part of the club scientist-that-enjoy-cooking, I didn’t want to fall behind. You see, if you do not have a post dedicated to Maillard reaction, you are missing the basic concepts ;)

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