American History in a Cookbook: The Virginia House Wife

Probably the first person to be buried at Arlington Cemetery, Mary Randolph was a member of a high society and definitely a foodie.  Married to Peyton Randolf, the first President of the Continental Congress.  Needless to say she had a busy schedule and she wanted to make the daily routine of kitchen duties for women less time consuming.  Thus, she creates the The Virginia House-wife booking housekeeping and cookbook. READ MORE

History of Oysters Rockefeller and Recipe

Oysters Rockefeller was created at the New Orleans restaurant Antoine’s. Antoine’s was founded in 1840 by Antoine Alciatore, who moved to New Orleans after two frustrating years in New York to open a restaurant of his own. It is the country’s oldest family-run restaurant. The dish was created in 1899 by Jules Alciatore, son of the restaurant’s founder.

President Franklin Delano Roosevelt had Oysters Rockefeller at Antoine’s in 1937. Mayor Robert Maestri commented to Roosevelt “How you like dem erstas?”, as the national press transcribed Maestri’s Yat accent.

The dish was named Oysters Rockefeller after John D. Rockefeller, the richest American at the time, for the richness of the sauce. The original recipe is a secret, the sauce is known to be a puree of a number of green vegetables other than spinach. It consists of oysters on the half-shell topped with the sauce and bread crumbs and then baked.[citation needed] Jules Alciatore developed Oysters Rockefeller in the face of a shortage of French snails, substituting the locally available oysters for snails. Antoine’s has been serving the original recipe dish since 1899. It is estimated that Antoine’s has served over three million, five hundred thousand orders

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Thin-ternet: The Access to Unhealthy Eating

Healthy body image is something a lot of teens and children need to have for their emotional well being. A healthy body image means that a person feels comfortable in their skin and doesn’t feel like they need to change their bodies to fit a certain image. But unfortunately, some kids and teens don’t have a healthy body image because of the unhealthy images they see on TV or read on the Internet; since it is summer, teens are spending more time on the Internet trying to entertain themselves and pass the time by.

One of the biggest problems teens face today is pro eating disorder websites. These websites are found on such free talk websites like live journal, Blog spot or even MySpace. These websites essentially encourage young people to hide their disorders from trusted friends and family members by showing unhealthy pictures of emaciated women or starving children. Unfortunately, these websites are too easily accessible because it’s all over the Internet. Anyone with a computer and Internet connection can access these websites.

When impressionable teens with a strong desire to keep up with the latest trends of the world see a skinny model, or someone who has been photo shopped beyond what is humanly possible views these distorted images, they may think, I have to look like that. They go onto these websites hoping to find answers and looking for direction.

Anorexia nervosa is a disorder that causes thousands of deaths every year. As a teen or young adult, you can help stop the promotion of these negative body images on these sites by writing to live journal and other pro eating disorder websites and ask them to take down the pictures. Also, if you know someone with an eating disorder, encourage them to contact a trusted adult as soon as possible to get the help they need.

July 29th: National Lasagna Day

Buca di Beppo will offer a free lunch sized lasagna with the purchase with order of small or large sized pasta. READ MORE

$4.99 Lasagna at Spaghetti Wharehouse in Houston and Chicago.

Half Price Lasagna at Brio Tuscan Grille(Click here for details)

Keep up with what are happening at MCCN’s Home(Click Here)

Up Close & Personal with Director Peter Bratt

See part one of the  Interview with Peter Bratt(Click Here).  He talks about his cultural background and intra-racial discrimination.

Los Angeles Gourmet Food Trucks

(Photo Credit: Multi Cultural Cooking Network)

Gourmet Food Truck are all the rage in Sunny Southern California.  Find out which trucks have the right bites for your buck: