Gourmands’ HEAVEN! LAYERS of MEAT with PICKLED cucumbers

Panini Cooking

Italian panini can be made in minutes in your own home. No need to spend hours cooking or money in restaurants. You can make gourmet panini in minutes.

Induction Cooking Explained Part 1 – What is Induction Cooking

Induction cooking is an exciting new stove-top cooking technology that uses an electromagnetic field to directly heat the cooking vessel. Induction is widely used in Europe and is quickly gaining popularity in the United States because it is cleaner, faster and more energy-efficient than gas or conventional electric stove-top techniques. This series of articles explains induction cooking, its advantages, and things you should consider before installing an induction cooktop. Part 1 explains what induction cooking is.

What is Strong Flour?

Home baking is now a normal activity in many households. The manual part of bread making (mixing flours, kneading) is fascinating, but the main reason is that it is very easy to do the math: bake bread yourself rather than buying it at the supermarket, and you will save a lot of money.

Cooking With Mexican Vanilla

While Mexico may not be the largest producer of vanilla today, Mexican vanilla is still one of the most popular forms of vanilla for cooking aficionados. Mexican vanilla has a deep, rich taste that makes it a pleasure to cook with.

Basics of Learning to Cook With Fresh Herbs

Learning to use fresh herbs is a great way to spice up your cooking, making it tastier and better than ever before. There are infinite ways to use fresh herbs in your cooking. This means that you get to use your imagination to create new ways of using the herbs you choose every day!

What Does a Potato and a Banana Have in Common? The BBQ!

Everyone knows that you can bake potato in the oven, or if you are really in a hurry, you can use the microwave, but did you know you can also BBQ a Potato on the grill? Bananas can also be a nice treat at the end of the meal… Find out how easy this really is.

Healthy Soul Food Recipes – The Growing Demand

Traditional soul food has the reputation as flavorful and filling. But it also has a unhealthy reputation, especially if eaten in large quantities. Discover the newer healthy alternatives to cooking soul food more people are using.

Top Cooking Accessories to Make a Quick Meal

There are so many time-saving gadgets, tools and accessories that can help you make fresh, delicious meals in minutes. Whether you combine them with the new breed of fresh-packed convenience foods or use them help you make up your own “convenience foods”, cooking and kitchen accessories can make your entire life far easier. Most people would agree that getting food to the table in only half the time with the same taste would be a great improvement.

What is Cream of Tartar and Why Do Cooks Use It?

Do you have tartaric acid, potassium hydrogen tartrate, or potassium bitartrate on your pantry shelf? Think before you answer, because these are other names for cream of tartar, a common baking ingredient. Cream of tartar goes back centuries and cooks still rely on it today. Try the recipe for Forgotten Mini Chip Cookies, which are made with cream of tartar.

What Cake Makers Should Consider For Birthday Cakes

The making of birthday cakes was originated from the western culture during the 19th century. It has been an integral part of baking then and even nowadays. Having cakes when celebrating birthdays, weddings, baby showers, festivals, wedding anniversaries and graduations, has been practiced by a number of people all over the world.

Homemade Pizza – Tips and Tools For the Best Results

Pizza is popular, no doubt about it. It’s a simple food that evolved from the fast flatbreads, or focaccia, eaten in Italy as a quick meal. We used to have it at home on Saturday nights, or even for lunch on school days.

Ten Tips For Wok Stir Frys

How to you prepare a stir fry as great as one in a good Chinese restaurant? Prepare your ingredients correctly and ensure you follow the other tips in this article.

Delight in the Mountain – Italian Oregano and Marjoram

Oregano, commonly called “the pizza herb,” is one of the most widely-used herbs worldwide, so it is hard to imagine anyone not having tried it. Together with basil, it contributes much to the distinctive character of many Italian dishes. It is the perfect secret herb for all your Italian recipes.

Delicious Dinner Ideas Using Alaskan Seafood

There are a wide variety of delicious sablefish recipes, but consumers should note that sablefish, a species found in the North Pacific and very popular in Alaskan, Canadian, British, and Japanese diets, also goes by a variety of other names, including butterfish, black cod, bluefish, and coal cod. The delicate texture and rich flavor of Alaskan sablefish, regionally known as black cod, has yielded comparisons to sea bass, and the fish is chock-full of the anti-coronary disease fatty acids, omega-3s. Black cod, or sablefish, is harvested in the pure, icy waters off the shores of Alaska from March through November, making black cod a very well-priced, available product.

Getting Back to Basics – DIY Salmon Fillets

As most of us lead very busy lives, when it comes to food, we like to keep things simple. Sure, we eat healthy. It’s very easy to go to the supermarket and pick up some nice, juicy salmon fillets, take them home, season them with some salt and pepper and maybe some lemon or thyme and pop them on the grill for some 15-20 minutes. Voila, a healthy, heart friendly meal in no time. However, there’s something about the whole DIY, slow food movement that gives you a deeper sense of satisfaction. Nothing beats the feeling of pride and accomplishment you get from knowing how to fillet a whole salmon all by yourself.

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