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Posted by John Boey on 6/2/2019

Have you ever wondered how to locate the best place to eat? Whether you are new to an area or just looking for more choices to refresh your repertoire a time of culinary exploration may be the answer to your search. 

New to an area

Being new to an area comes with many of its own challenges and changes and food can be an excellent way to experiment and shape your experience into your own. Trying new dishes can create new traditions for you and your family for years into the future or simply help you to find your new favorite place to go out.

Or been here forever

Likewise, if you have lived in an area for most of your life, someone may ask you where the best place for a certain food is and if you find yourself in the uncomfortable position of not knowing this is a great way to expand your horizons- or at least your answers.

What cuisine are you starting with

Pick a culinary type to start. It can be a local favorite like New York pizza or Memphis BBQ, whatever is in your area. Or, it can be a personal favorite. But you might want to see if there are more great options out there for you.

Make a list

Once you have picked a cuisine look for listings of top rated local places. Start online or with apps for finding restaurants, but don't forget to check with people around you who have tried local restaurantsóneighbors, local newspapers, groups that you are a part of all can be a rich resource of information. Make a list of the places that you want to try; this may consist of locations that everyone mentions or that has great stars, atmosphere or prices. Donít forget to include some hole in the wall places on your list as these can have some of the best food around. Start with your top 10 and one by one, maybe once a week, try them out. 

Try it all- if you can

When you get to each place, make sure to try several things if you can. A great way to do this is to go with friends, and each person orders something different for the table to taste. Ideas of things to order can be the special of the day/chef's special, your favorite dish, something that a reviewer suggested that got the restaurant on your list in the first place, etc.

Get started, have fun, and donít stop

Go on a culinary adventure through town and discover your area and yourself like never before while having fun in the process. Start by talking with your local real estate agent for tips on where to start or to get your list going. Donít stop at just one cuisine, figure out your next one, keep going and have fun!




Tags: food   date night   entertaining  
Categories: date night   entertainment   eating out  


Posted by John Boey on 5/26/2019

Have you ever tried making potato chips? Those delicious fried thin slices of potatoes. According to research on snack food folklore, potato chip was invented by Chef George Crum at Moon's Lakehouse Restaurant in Saratoga Spring, New York. Homemade crunchy potato chips are healthier when compared to their store-bought counterparts because they have less cholesterol. Below are some steps on how to make quick and easy homemade potato chips. The shared secret in making potato chips is the thinner your slice, the more beautiful it becomes. The best tool used in achieving a better cut is a mandoline.

Ingredients for making healthy potato chips:

- 3 large russet potatoes

- 2 tablespoon olive oil

- Salt

- Pepper

Procedure:

- Slice your potatoes into thin slices using a mandoline or a spiralizer to get desirable shapes

- Soak your sliced potatoes in clean cold water for 30 minutes

- Rinse thoroughly, and pat dry entirely using a clean paper towel or cotton towel

- Preheat the oven to 350F

- Line a large baking pan with baking paper

- Arrange potato slices in a single layer on the baking pan evenly without overlapping or touching each other

- Use a pastry brush to coat potato slices with olive oil on both sides lightly and then sprinkle with salt and pepper

- Bake for 7-10 minutes then turn potato slices and bake for additional 8-10 minutes or when the chips are light golden color or until crispy. Make sure potato does not overcook

- Allow chips to cool down for a few minutes before serving. You can serve with sprinkles of herbs or any other dressing of your choice

Benefits of eating healthy potato chips:

- It controls the blood pressure

- It aids in digestion

- It keeps the skin healthy

- It boosts the immune system

- It keeps the brain active

- It relieves stress

So, instead of avoiding potato chips in general due to the unhealthy side effects of processed store-bought options, go ahead and make your own!




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Categories: healthy foods   how to   cooking  




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