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Impress Your Date with Your Knowledge of Unique Italian Pasta Dishes

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If you are planning on taking a date to an Italian restaurant, then a fun way to make some conversation would be to know a bit about the more esoteric forms of pasta that might be on the menu. This is a fun thing to discuss and will get you talking about the different regions of Italy, which can lead to other topics such as vacations and other fun stuff. So, if you are only familiar with the classic spaghetti and meatballs, then this little primer will help you out.

27 January 2017

3 Things To Consider When Tipping The Pizza Delivery Person

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Is there any convenience food more convenient than pizza delivered right to your door? Not only do you not have to cook, you don't even have to venture out of the house. The delivery drivers that bring your pizza make dinnertime so much easier, and it's just good manners to reward them with a tip. But how much should you tip them? A suggested tip for a delivery person is 10% of the order, and up to 15 or 20% if the order is difficult.

20 January 2017

Restaurant Equipment On A Budget: Do You Really Need Everything?

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Opening your own restaurant for the first time is quite exciting. You want to snatch up every piece of restaurant equipment you see, even if you might not use it. However, you should not get caught up in your excitement and buy or finance things that will not be worth the cost. This is especially true if you are opening your restaurant on a budget. Here is how to assess your purchases and prevent overspending before you even open your restaurant's doors.

17 January 2017

Eating Fish And Seafood: A Buying Guide For Safe Consumption

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The American Heart Association recommends eating at least two servings of fish every week, preferably fatty fish that are high in omega-3 fatty acids. Care should be given to the fish you choose to eat, however. There is a delicate balance between reaping the benefits of consuming fish and seafood, protecting the environment, and avoiding environmental contamination. Here are two things to consider when choosing fish at the market or in a restaurant.

29 December 2016

Getting Acclimated To The Ethiopian Restaurant Experience

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Ethnic foods are always a great way to have fun when visiting a restaurant and Ethiopian restaurants are becoming highly popular. Anyone interested in trying one out needs to follow these simple guidelines to get used to it quickly and easily. Typical Ethiopian Foods Ethiopian food comes in many different unique varieties, including: Injera – a major staple of Ethiopian food, it is a type of tangy flatbread that provides a heavy dose of vitamin and minerals and is used to scoop up other foods Berbere – a spicy blend of chiles, ginger, garlic, cardamom, nutmeg, and many other spices: this flavoring is added to a majority of Ethiopian dishes Wat – a stew made out of red onions, lentils, carrots, potatoes, cabbages, and beef: it comes in many different varieties Tibs – think of this dish as a type "

28 December 2016

4 Tips For Dining Out When You Have A Food Allergy

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In this day and age, having a food allergy does not mean that you are stuck preparing all of your own food and only eating in your own home. More and more restaurants are taking steps to accommodate customers with food allergies, and there is a good chance that you can find several restaurants in your area where you can dine safely. Use the following tips when you have a food allergy and will be dining out for a meal:

17 December 2016

Four Ways To "Treat Yourself" When Home Alone On A Cold Winter Evening

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When your plans fall through and you find yourself home alone on a cold weekend night in the winter, you might feel like treating yourself to a little something special. After all, it's the end of the work week, and there's nobody else around who you have to compromise with or answer to. But when you're not used to self-indulgence, it can be hard to know where to start. Here are a few suggestions.

15 December 2016

Five Chinese Food Options For Dieters

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Going out to eat can be difficult if you are on a diet and are trying to watch your calorie intake. Some ethnic restaurants, such as an Italian restaurant, are even more difficult for the dieter to find something to eat that won't blow their entire day's caloric allotment on one plate of pasta. A Chinese restaurant can be a very good choice if you are trying to eat healthier. Additionally, most restaurants offer convenient Chinese food delivery, which is perfect for those times when you are starving or short on time and would otherwise succumb to unhealthy, fattening fast food.

12 December 2016

Healthy Pizza Trends To Try In 2016

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Pizza is a classic, tried and true Italian dish. While the usual topping combinations are delicious and sure to please your taste buds, the old standbys of pepperoni, sausage and peppers, and cheese are not always the healthiest options. With so many food allergies showing up in the population, especially in children, healthier options are becoming more available. Many Americans are also turning to specific diets for weight loss and other health benefits.

15 January 2016

Unique Pizzas From Around The World

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Pizza is a universal food served and loved all over the world. Each country takes pizza and adds a bit of cultural flair that makes the pizza unique to that country. You won't find these pizzas in restaurants in the U.S. unless you make them yourself. Do any of these interesting pizzas from around the world sound appetizing to you? Grand Prix: Korea Mr. Pizza in Korea makes the Grand Prix, a pizza that has everything but the kitchen sink.

9 January 2015