The Organic Table

Tips For Helping Kids Get More Iron

An iron deficiency in children can cause them to run out of energy quickly and can also cause them to bruise easily. This is a common issue with children who are picky eaters, simply because they don’t get enough iron in their diet. As a parent, there are several ways you can encourage your children to get more iron in their diet by adding fish and other seafood to it. Here, you can learn some of the ways you can encourage your children to eat foods that will add more iron to their bodies.

Explore New Restaurants

Even if your children go out to eat on a regular basis, it’s always fun to eat at a new restaurant. The new atmosphere and different food selections may not only encourage them to eat the foods that will add iron to their diets, but may also encourage them to explore new things …

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Everything You Need To Know About Marbling In Your Perfect Steak

Many of the chic steak eateries are now allowing their patrons to select their dinner before it is cooked, by viewing the meat in refrigerated cases at the front of the restaurant. Savvy foodies are concerned with the cut, color, marbling, and consistency of the meat. To approach this potentially dizzying array of choices with confidence, there are a few tips that can help you pick your perfect steak:

What are your options for cuts?

The most expensive, and most tender cut of beef available at most restaurants is the filet mignon, which is a loin cut that has a very even and fine texture.

Prime rib is another fantastic loin cut that is best when it is dry-aged for a few hours or days and then slowly roasted at a relatively low temperature, and then flash roasted for a short period at a high temperature.

Another favorite cut is …

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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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