Benjamin Katz

1,359 Flips | 13 Magazines | 4 Likes | 11 Following | 34,698 Followers | @benjkatz | Kauai foodie with a love for great big dreams and little itty bitty ones too. Founder of SeaChange Seasonings facebook.com/seachangeseasonings

The Cinnamon Sin Recipe

The Story Behind The Cinnamon Sin<p>Scotch cocktails — or Scotchtails, if I may — are the perfect way to casually enjoy Scotland’s signature spirit. But …

5 local Indian superfoods that you need to make a part of your life

When we think of superfoods, we expect them to be exotic and out of reach. But more often than not, the world’s healthiest herbs and spices grow in …

Cook this: Blackberry and star anise friands will take top tier on any cake stand

<i>Our cookbook of the week is Sweet: Desserts from London’s Ottolenghi, by award-winning author Yotam Ottolenghi and pastry chef Helen Goh. Over the</i> …

Black Pepper Mango Sorbet

Cilantro vs Coriander: Is There a Difference?

Cilantro vs. Coriander: Is There a Difference?<p>This polarizing herb may have two names.<p>November 09, 2017<p>My general food knowledge has been largely …

Health benefits of Indonesia's herbs and spices

Syarif Hidayatullah Islamic State University medical anthropology professor Rusmin Tumanggor said Indonesian spices possessed healing properties, …

Food

Tea-Rubbed Maple Turkey

This aromatic, richly seasoned holiday turkey gets much of its flavor from lapsang souchong, a smoked black Chinese tea. We added the flavor in two …

Five Uncommon Spices and How they Taste

<b>Lior Lev Sercarz</b> runs the <i>La Boîte</i> spice company in New York. He’s a master spice blender who has worked for some of the world’s best chefs and he’s …

Everything you need to know about spices

As someone who accidentally added a tablespoon of nutmeg to a batch of mac & cheese instead of ¼ teaspoon, I truly appreciate the power of spices. The power to ruin.<p>Or add mouth-numbing spice, or sure, beautiful depth of flavor and overall deliciousness. I've never thought much about them when I'm …

A desert farm is growing tomatoes on seawater and solar power

Agriculturalists dream of making deserts bloom. Now the dream is coming true using sun, seawater, and little else.<p>On 20 hectares in the South Australian desert, Sundrop Farms—officially launched on Oct. 6—uses a field of 23,000 mirrors to produce energy for electricity and water conversion. …

Farming

Red Curry Paste Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> When I first met my husband, I was pretty green when it came to Thai food. Growing up in a small town in the South doesn't exactly foster culinary exploration. But when you marry someone with a fondness for curries, especially "Thai spicy" curries, you adapt.<br>We used to buy those …

Recipes

Crowdfund Your Dream Project: 5 Flipboard Magazines That Will Show You The Way

We live in an exciting age where anyone can turn ideas into realities—the possibilities for innovation and social entrepreneurship are virtually endless. With services like Kickstarter, IndieGogo, GoFundme and crowd-sourced microfinance opportunities like Kiva available to everyone, individual …

Crowd Funding

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Meera Sodha Wants to Change the Way You Think About Indian Food

There is a cluster of palms waving in Meera Sodha’s garden. The leaves are wide and sturdy, unfurling from a hairy trunk in a terracotta pot. Looking at them, it’s easy to forget we’re in East London and not shored up on a riverbank in South India. “They remind me of Kerala. And I miss Kerala.”<p>We …

Win Your Next Potluck With Frijoles Charros (Mexican Cowboy Beans)

More<p>Mexican Food<p><i>Recetas deliciosas</i> to transport your tastebuds south of the border.<p>Do side dishes at potlucks and cookouts ever give you trouble? They're trouble for me. The big problem is that with large, informal gatherings, it's hard to gauge how long a dish will have to be held before it's …

Cooking

Real. Thai. Food. From Kin Khao owner Pim Techamuanvivit

“I learned to cook,” says Bangkok-born Pim Techamuanvivit, “when I first tasted what passed for Thai food here in the States. Before that, I couldn’t even boil an egg.”<p>Homesick for the food she’d grown up eating, and disappointed by the versions she sampled in American restaurants, the owner of Kin …

Homemade Fish Sauce

If you like this recipe, be sure to follow our DIY Pantry board on Pinterest!<p>In the wide, wonderful world of fermentation, homemade fish sauce was …

How To Brainstorm Like A Googler

This is the deceptively simple, three-step process Google uses to come up with its most innovative ideas.<p>Here at Google, we don’t have a secret formula for innovation. But that doesn’t mean Googlers’ best ideas are ineffable mysteries. On the contrary, we’ve found they can be systematically coaxed …

This Honey Lemon Chicken Will be Your Go-To on Busy Nights

<i>The following post was originally featured on RecipeTin Eats and written by Nagi Maehashi.</i><p>This rarely happens, and it usually only lasts 24 hours, but I can officially say: I'm cooked out. Between cooking for Easter both in real life and for RecipeTin Eats, ploughing full steam ahead on my <b>Stir Fry</b> …

Recipes

40 Best Science Fiction TV Shows of All Time

By , , , , ,<p>40. 'Humans' (2015-Present)<p>This British import that showed up on AMC last the summer was drowned out by buzzier shows; we're hoping the …

TV shows

Space exploration will spur transhumanism and mitigate existential risk

When people think about rocket ships and space exploration, they often imagine traveling across the Milky Way, landing on mysterious planets and even meeting alien life forms.<p>In reality, humans’ drive to get off Planet Earth has led to tremendous technological advances in our mundane daily lives — …

Guide to Cooking Rice

For us Asians, cooking <b>rice</b> is one of the simplest things we can do in the kitchen. Just pour cups of rice and water into the cooker, wait for a few …

The glazing on these cakes is so perfect it's borderline pornographic

Pâtissier Olga Noskova has amassed a sizable Instagram following thanks to her absolutely impeccably decorated cakes.<p>She has perfected a glazing that …

How to Stock a Japanese Pantry: 13 Indispensable Ingredients

Perhaps you can remember the scene in the cult classic <i>The Breakfast Club</i> when Bender and Claire have a little back-and-forth over some tuna sushi rolls. "You won't accept a guy's tongue in your mouth, and you're gonna eat <i>that</i>?" he asks incredulously. Well, America, we've come a long way since 1985. …

This Former Fisherman Is Now Farming the Most Sustainable Food on Earth—Underwater

[From the introduction by Lisa Holmes, president of the board of CitySeed and member of the board of GreenWave:] <i>By designing a small-scale,</i> …

Aquaculture

5 Easy Dim Sum Recipes That You Can Make At Home

If you have ever had Chinese food, you may know that each region of China is famous for its own local delicacy – Sichuan for its spicy and numbing …

Cut Your Own Wood Slabs With a DIY Band Saw Mill

Reuse large tree branches and stumps by cutting them into smaller pieces.<p>Don't let old tree stumps and branches go to waste. You can reuse quality wood by milling it into workable sizes to build table tops and more. Hauling heavy large pieces of wood to a mill isn't always possible, but John Heisz …

Woodworking