I'm Maria Filosa from WDIY and you are listening to Tasty Seasonal Recipes for the Everyday Chef. Most of us have heard of flatbread and maybe we have even purchased them in the store or at restaurants. They are called by many different names. You may have heard them called Tortillas in Mexico, Focaccia in Italy, Naan in India but they are all versions of the same thing, an unleavened bread rolled out flat and then grilled. Lately it seems that it's the newest items on many restaurant menus. They are served as both appetizers and in some cases, main entrees.
I happen to love kitchen gagets and machines. Of course, I have my favorites and they get used practically every other day. One of those machines is my pizzelle maker. It looks something like a waffle maker except that when you place the batter inside and close the lid, the two plates come together to create a flat cookie. Although making pizzelle can be a long process since you make one to three cookies at a time depending on your machine, the rewards are such that it is well worth the effort.
I'm Maria Filosa from WDIY and you are listening to Tasty Seasonal Recipes for the Everyday Chef. Bananas are one of those fruits you either love or hate. When I was younger, I didn't like them much but I have found that lately I am enjoying them more and more. The banana plant is actually a perennial herb and the banana is a berry. Each bunch is called a hand and the single banana is called a finger. They start out green and as they turn yellow, the sugars in the banana intensify. When the skin has turned brown, they are very ripe and slightly mushy.
Hi, I'm Maria Filosa from WDIY and you're listening to Tasty Seasonal Recipes for the Everyday Chef. Lately I've been on a cabbage kick. This leafy green member of the brassica family of vegetables is nutrient rich, versatile and inexpensive. Some of the other members of this family are cauliflower, kale, broccoli and brussel sprouts.