What popular spice/root is the powerful antioxidant curcumin found in? What can you add to it to allow your body to absorb it better?
Turmeric. You can add black pepper to it to allow your body to better absorb it.
Why are knife skills so important?
1) Presentation: consistency is pleasing to the eye. Uniform cuts = better plating presentation 2) Texture/Mouth-feel: foods can actually taste different depending on how they are cut and cooked. Cutting aids in creating the taste you are going for. 3) Professionalism: if you care about your craft, you will put in the effort to make it flawless. Knife skills are the basis of almost all cooking styles. Your knife is an extension of you.
Explain to me why Incan building construction was so impressive.
The Incans used a series of interlocking stone blocks to create structures that have stood the test of time. These blocks were generally composed of 3 different types of stone and appear to have been made from pounding the stones and not cutting them. The buildings were often slanted.