Cooking Basics

what are cardamom pods

What are Cardamom Pods?

Reading Time: 6 minutes All the reasons you need to start cooking with cardamom pods There are many ingredients you can use to add a more complex flavour to

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bunch of padron peppers

Padron Peppers

Reading Time: 5 minutes The different ways you can use Padron peppers in the kitchen Any chef will know that spices are what make any dish shine. Spices don’t

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What is mortadella

What Is Mortadella?

Reading Time: 5 minutes Everything you need to know about Mortadella Mortadella is an Italian cold cut made from cured pork meat with origins in Bologna. It is produced

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dark brown muscovado sugar

What Is Muscovado Sugar?

Reading Time: 6 minutes Muscovado Sugar – The Best Sugar Alternative? With the various health drawbacks of white, refined sugar coming to light, many switch to alternative sweeteners. However,

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Jelly setting in a pot

How Long Does Jelly Take to Set?

Reading Time: 8 minutes Jelly Setting Tips & More! Despite being one of the easier desserts to make, jelly isn’t half stressful. It starts off fairly straightforward but the

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Hawkins Futura Dosa Pan

Best Dosa Pans

Reading Time: 6 minutes 5 Best Dosa Pans to Make Perfect Dosas At Home Buying a dosa pan isn’t easy. There are so many dosa pans to choose from

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Japanese Yakiniku


Reading Time: 5 minutes A Guide on Japanese Style Grilled Meat – Yakiniku Sushi or Ramen might be the first thing that comes to your mind when you think

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kombucha pot brewing

Hard Kombucha

Reading Time: 5 minutes Why Hard Kombucha is the Best, New Way to Drink Food trends come and go, and only a few can exert their influence and stick

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white rice

Rice Dispensers 101

Reading Time: 6 minutes Why a rice dispenser is indispensable for your kitchen Rice is a staple food across the globe, and for a good reason. It can give

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steaming vs boiling

Steaming Vs Boiling Vegetables

Reading Time: 5 minutes Steaming Vs Boiling Vegetables – Which Is Better? When it comes to cooking vegetables, what do you prefer? Steaming or boiling? Regardless of your preference,

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burrata cheese

Burrata Cheese

Reading Time: 5 minutes What Is Burrata? Everything you need to know about this Cheesy Delight There is no surprise that anyone loves a dish with cheese in it,

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Monk fruit sweetener uk

Monk Fruit Sweetener UK

Reading Time: 5 minutes What is Monk Fruit Sweetener? Why Is It So Popular? People have started to switch to healthier food options nowadays. They are not just buying

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cooking using wok burners

Wok Burners 101

Reading Time: 6 minutes A Wok Burner is Exactly What your Cooking is Missing! Cooking is an art that requires not just skill, but the right tools as well.

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does baileys go bad

Does Baileys Go Off?

Reading Time: 6 minutes Solved: Does Baileys go off? Key Takeaways Shelf Life: We recommend consuming Baileys within 2 years of manufacture, as its quality declines over time. Storage

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chestnut puree

Chestnut Puree

Reading Time: 5 minutes What Is Chestnut Puree?? Chestnuts are a bit like Michael Bublé. They are absolutely everywhere over the Christmas period but as soon as the festive

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how much pasta per person

How Much Pasta Per Person

Reading Time: 6 minutes How Much Pasta Per Person is the Right Serving Size? To this day, I have never met anyone who doesn’t like pasta. In fact, I

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Tofu that has been pressed

Tofu Press

Reading Time: 6 minutes Get a tofu press to revamp your entire tofu experience! Going vegan often requires a total change in your diet. We have to do away

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double yolk eggs

Double Yolk Eggs

Reading Time: 5 minutes Everything about double yolk eggs explained Making your breakfast in the morning is probably the last time you expect to get any surprises. But sometimes

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how to reheat roast potatoes

How to Reheat Roast Potatoes

Reading Time: 6 minutes Keep Your Roasties Crisp & Fluffy. Read our helpful guide and learn how to reheat roast potatoes in a range of different ways. When it

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masa harina tortillas

What is Masa Harina?

Reading Time: 5 minutes More than you will ever need to know about Masa Harina! I can hear you asking right now, what is Masa Harina? Well, Masa Harina

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drying chilli peppers

Preserving Chillies

Reading Time: 5 minutes How To Preserve Chili Peppers Understanding how to store chillies or preserving chillies can be very helpful in keeping them for a long time, especially

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bay leaf substitute

Bay Leaf Substitute

Reading Time: 5 minutes What are the best substitutes for bay leaves? Bay leaves, also referred to as laurel leaves, are commonly used to enhance the flavour and aroma.

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Wood Chips For Smoking

Wood Chips For Smoking

Reading Time: 5 minutes All the best wood chips for smoking and elevating any barbecue to the next level. With fall now upon us, it’s time for us all

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what are anchovies

What Are Anchovies?

Reading Time: 5 minutes Everything you Need to Know About Anchovy Fillets Almost everyone loves the small forage fish, anchovy, but very few know how to cook with anchovy fillets.

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porridge reheated

Can You Reheat Porridge?

Reading Time: 6 minutes An Ultimate Guide to Reheating Porridge Porridge is the best breakfast option that not only digests slowly but also keeps you full for a long

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Tarragon Substitute

Reading Time: 5 minutes Tarragon Substitutes to Make your Food Shine! When it comes to cooking, it’s often the smaller ingredients that pack the most of the punch. The

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Oven conversion chart

Oven Conversion Chart UK

Reading Time: 2 minutes Oven Temperature Conversion Chart There is nothing worse than discovering a great looking recipe, only to find the oven temperatures are listed in Fahrenheit but

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Can You Reheat Couscous

Can You Reheat Couscous

Reading Time: 5 minutes Cooking and Reheat Couscous – All You Need to Know Couscous is a North African dish made of tiny balls of semolina. It’s readily available

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Dominos Catalan chicken Style Pizza

What Is Catalan Chicken?

Reading Time: 4 minutes What is Catalan Chicken? You’ve likely come across Catalan chicken in some way shape or form before, but have you ever actually stopped to think

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Where to buy miso

Where to Buy Miso & Miso Paste?

Reading Time: 6 minutes Looking to stretch your culinary wings and discover the wealth of flavours Japanese cooking has to offer? Well your first stop should be discovering where

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where to buy mirin

Where to Buy Mirin

Reading Time: 5 minutes If you have ever made any Japanese food at home, you have no doubt seen the mention of this mysterious, yet essential component: Mirin. Mirin

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what is creamed coconut

What is Creamed Coconut?

Reading Time: 4 minutes Have you ever been in a supermarket aisle with the sole objective of acquiring some Creamed Coconut only to be faced with what seems like

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