Why does everyone hate Jacques-imo's? I have never dined there in all my times in New Orleans, but have many friends (both locals and tourists) that love that place. I need some specifics. I'd like to hear from some folks who like it as well please.
Ever notice quinoa leaves a bitter taste in your mouth? Quinoa has a natural protective coating called saponin that's quite bitter. However, much of the quinoa sold in the United States is pre-rinsed.
Hate Grapefruit? Try Broiling It
Most people have only tasted fresh grapefruit, and not everyone enjoys the tartness of it. Jenny Stewart of CHOW.com suggests broiling the citrus fruit with sugar to add a caramelized sweetness. And if you're adventurous, go crazy with any flavor combination you can think of—you might be surprised how well it works.
Hate Peeling Garlic? Microwave it!
Dread the tediousness of peeling garlic? In this CHOW Tip, Jenny Stewart shares a secret to getting the task done with minimal effort: Microwave your garlic for about 20 seconds before peeling it. This won't completely remove the husk, but it'll make the garlic cloves slide out with surprising ease.