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Joseph Yacino's Article – December 2011 Archive (3)

Two Takes on Holiday Hams

Last year I tried to get everyone to throw out the all-too-common turkey and go more traditional with a Christmas Goose. Don’t get me wrong: I LOVE turkey, in every way, shape and form. My problem with turkey is no one seems to want to cook anything but turkey for every holiday gathering. Here I go again; this year it is with ham.

The tradition of eating ham for Christmas came from a pagan tradition from the pre-Christian Germanic and Norse tradition of killing a boar and serving it…


Added by Joseph Yacino on December 26, 2011 at 5:31pm — 1 Comment

A Dash of Organic a Pinch of YaDa Chef's Natural Maya Sea Salt...the salt of the earth

White Gold or Mayan Sea Salt has been the subject of numerous books and scholarly papers written about the trade routes of the ancient Mayans. Some have estimated that 3 to 6 tons of sea salt per day had to be transported by canoe and on human backs into the interior to supply the Mayan people whose population then is estimated to have been greater than the population of the same region today. This sea salt was produced on both sides of Central America in what is now Guatemala, Mexico,…


Added by Joseph Yacino on December 12, 2011 at 2:54pm — No Comments

Your Goose is Cooked.

Christmas is coming the geese are getting fat

We've all heard the this Christmas carol. Having goose at Christmas time used to be a staple and slowly gave way to the Christmas turkey. If you have never had goose, give it a try, be ahead of the trend and help this tradition return.

Goose meat is richer and darker than turkey. It has a higher fat content than poultry, but a lot of the fat melts away during…


Added by Joseph Yacino on December 5, 2011 at 9:02am — No Comments


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