The Organic Table

How To Make Restaurant-Style Fried Chicken At Home

When it comes to preparing chicken, one method really takes the cake in terms of deliciousness: frying. If you love the fried chicken at your local restaurant, then you’ll be pleased to know you can also make delicious, restaurant-style fried chicken at home. All it takes is a little patience and the right ingredients.

You’ll need:

  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 whole chicken, cut into portions (2 wings, 2 thighs, 2 drumsticks, and 2 breasts)
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • plenty of canola oil


The night before you plan on making your chicken, combine the buttermilk, cayenne pepper, and plain salt in a large bowl. Immerse the chicken pieces in this mixture, and set the bowl in the fridge. …

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Three Eggspecially American Recipes That Will Scramble Your Traditional Eating Habits

Eggs are protein- and nutrient-packed superfoods that serve as the core ingredient in a variety of recipes. American cuisine is no stranger to the versatile egg, and this ingredient revolutionized some of this country’s most beloved recipes.

Breakfast Pizza

Pizza is one of the most popular foods in the world. Even though it has its early origins in Italy, here in America, great debates circle the question of what region produces the best style of pizza. It only makes sense, then, that this dish would expand from lunch and dinner menus and into breakfast and brunch.

Ohio has long held its own in the great pizza debate, boasting its own regional style. This state also branched out and introduced the breakfast pizza, topping a crust with breakfast ingredients like sausage, bacon, cheese, and of course, scrambled eggs. Breakfast pizza originally appealed to college students, who almost assuredly prefer to …

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Common Questions about Hiring Banquet Service Providers

Whether you are planning a wedding or a large corporate event, ensuring that everyone has enough food is an essential part of the planning process. You may not have had to hire a banquet provider in the past, and this may mean that you are unfamiliar with this task. Yet, you should not let this process intimidate you. By improving your understanding of these service providers, you can help make yourself more comfortable with this type of hiring. 

Do You Have to Book Your Own Banquet Hall?

There are many people that are under the impression that they will have to book their own banquet hall whenever they are needing a large number of people catered. Luckily, this is not always the case because there are many banquet service providers that can offer your party accommodations. 

In addition to making this process more convenient, using a service provider that can …

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Ciao! 3 Italian Dining Etiquette Mistakes To Avoid

In different settings and cultures, etiquette rules can vary greatly; what’s acceptable in one culture may be frowned upon in another. Whether you’ve been invited to dine at an authentic Italian restaurant or are having dinner with an Italian family, the fact remains that there are etiquette rules you should follow out of respect for the culture. Specifically, avoiding some common mistakes will help keep you in the host’s good graces.

Starting Before the Host

If you’re visiting an Italian family’s home as a guest, always make sure that you wait to begin eating until the host or hosts have taken their first bite. It’s considered rude to begin eating before the people who graciously prepared the food for you. If you’re out at an authentic Italian restaurant, you should wait until the oldest member of the table begins eating or (in the case of a business dinner) the person …

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How Mexican Dishes Can Accommodate Some Of The Most Common Special Diets

Many people who have food allergies are drawn to Mexican food. Mexican food has many different options and because the ingredients are so simple, yet so tasty, it is easy to adapt it to fit anyone’s dietary needs. Here are a couple of the most common food allergies and how Mexican food, and many Mexican restaurants, can accommodate these dietary restrictions.

1. Gluten Intolerant

There are many people who suffer from either celiac disease or gluten intolerance. This is where the body cannot process gluten. Gluten is generally found in wheat, barley and rye. However, there are many seasonings and other processed foods that use gluten as well. Luckily, those who are eating gluten-free can enjoy Mexican food if it has been prepared right.

Some of the best options for someone with gluten intolerance is to eat whole grain corn tortillas and chips. Traditionally corn tortillas are the staple of …

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3 Tips For Finding An Excellent Seafood Restaurant In Your Area

When it comes to seafood, nothing beats a terrific dining experience with excellent, fresh fare. Learn 3 keys things you should always look for when choosing seafood restaurants to enjoy.

Fresh appeal

A great seafood restaurant is one that offers fresh—not frozen—fish, lobster, clams, and other ocean fare. Call a restaurant ahead of time and ask where their seafood comes from. If they have their food imported from another country, then odds are what ends up on your plate is frozen and won’t have the tasty, fresh appeal you are hoping for. If they get their fish locally or from a nearby state, then your meal should be inviting and taste delicious.


You can find most menus online for any restaurant. Look for dishes that feature seafood on its own, not loaded with sauce. Saucy dishes tend to hide the flavor of the fish, shellfish, and other seafood items, …

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