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Vietnamese Beef Pho

January 18, 2009 smitsa 0

Ingredients For A Vietnamese Beef Pho Serves: 6  3.5L (6 3/8 pints) beef stock 1 large onion, sliced into rings 6 slices fresh root ginger 1 […]

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The Starfruit

November 14, 2008 smitsa 0

The starfruit has the scientific name Averrhoa carambola L. It is also called the carambola. Cultivation Flavour Compounds Starfruit contains at least 200 different volatiles […]

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Sugar Cane Juice

July 15, 2008 smitsa 0

Sugar cane juice might promise very little but it is an important beverage in many parts of the tropics where sugar cane is grown. Sugar […]

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The Soursop (Annona muricata)

January 18, 2008 smitsa 1

The Soursop fruit (Annona muricata L.) which is well known worldwide, is also known in South America as the Guanabana or specifically in Brazil as Graviola. It has […]

Fresh figs stuffed with mizithra sheep's cheese and toasted almond slivers, topped with honey and garnished with pomegranate seeds, seen from above.


June 5, 2005 smitsa 0

Mizithra or myzithra is a fresh cheese made with milk and whey from either sheep or goats, or both (Barron, 1991). It is similar to Feta […]

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April 10, 2005 smitsa 0

Dextran is a generic term for a family of complex branched  glucans which are glucopolysaccharides. Dextran is prepared by the polymerization of the α-d-glucopyranosyl moiety […]