Briefly describes a variety of oils, their uses and content of saturated or polyunsaturated fats.
This tart tropical fruit, also known as Indian date, brings an appealing pucker to many of the world’s equatorial cuisines. Explore the various forms and preparations of tamarind, how it’s flavor profile works with other ingredients, tips on using tamarind, how to make tamarind extract and a few favorite recipes.
A simple oil and vinegar salad dressing. Why is the degree of difficulty exponential? It needn’t be. A simple vinaigrette dressing recipe can be made easily, from simple ingredients, be healthy for you, and actually taste great.
Bacon vs Pancetta? Hey’s all good, cured pork just makes so many things just taste better…
Includes step by step instructions, a quick glossary of Italian Cooking terms and a sumptuous recipe for Risotto with Butternut Squash, Lobster and Sage. There is also a recipe for Strawberry Risotto, an adventurous, new-Italian twist on classic risotto, actually more savory than sweet, with the barest hint of strawberry flavour.
Anise liqueurs and spirits have a subtle to not-so-subtle licorice flavor. Usually derived from aniseed, these drinks rim the Mediterranean Sea and are imbued into local cultures with deep flavor and a heady sweet fragrance.
A culinary tour of the ingredients that give Provençal cooking its bold and vibrant character.
Tea gets a flavour boost from spices.
Mincing, crushing, chopping — your choice of garlic abuse does effect its flavour. We’ll tell you when it should be sliced or smashed or pureed.
for peeling, slicing, mincing, roasting and storing garlic with less effort and odor. Prawns, Shrimp or Scampi sets the record straight on the differences between these three terms.
Are they all the same thing?
Wonderfully versatile, eggplant becomes as redolent and tasty as the spices cooked with it. Our primer includes: varieties of eggplant and suggestions for choosing, preparing and how to freeze eggplant, how to remove the bitterness from eggplant and our Top 10 Eggplant Recipes! And for you tabloid junkies, this just in…Eggplant Sex Scandal — the ongoing controversy about whether male eggplants are less bitter than female eggplants and whether eggplants actually have sex at all…
There are over 2,000 traditional, indigenous grape varieties thriving in Italy. We know most of these wines by place names - Chianti, Barolo, Amarone, Valpolicella - but perhaps it’s time to introduce the grapes behind the wines.
Whether served as apéritifs, as dessert wines, or in cooking, fortified wines are back. Sherry, Port, Madeira and Marsala are the most common fortified wines.
Our guide to wineglasses. How the shape of wineglasses are designed to enhance the aromas and flavours of individuals wines.
Get the “skinny” on “unleaded” “crema” or “ristretto”