A risotto with asparagus in a pale green bowl on a green cloth with asparagus.


September 21, 2018 smitsa 0

Truly the most famous of all rice dishes must be the risotto and not chow mein or pilaf although these hold great sway in their […]

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September 17, 2018 smitsa 0

Ingredients 1 cucumber, peeled and chopped 1 red pepper, deseeded and chopped 1 green pepper, deseeded and chopped 1kg ripe plum tomatoes, cored and chopped […]

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Preparing A Fish Stock

September 17, 2018 smitsa 0

Ingredients For A Typical Fish Stock For 5 litres 5 litres cold water 2kg white fish pieces and bones (haddock, sole, turbot, cod, whiting) 275g […]


September 17, 2018 smitsa 0

Ciabatta bread, for all its ubiquity has retained its quality even though it is produced a massive scale. It is one of the great breads […]

An edible snail slowly crawling along a branch.


September 17, 2018 smitsa 0

Snails are probably not at the top of everybody’s fine dining experience. They have however been revered as a delicacy for centuries. In Italy they […]

Mustard seeds in full view.

Mustard Seeds

September 14, 2018 smitsa 0

Mustard seeds are essential ingredients in Indian curries especially those from the southern regions of India. They are small round seeds collected from different varieties […]

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September 12, 2018 smitsa 0

When carotenoids breakdown they produce a range of degradation products but none is perhaps more important than beta-ionone. It is the principal breakdown product and […]

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Euphorbia semen

September 12, 2018 smitsa 0

Euphorbia semen L. is widely cultivated as a traditional medicine. The dried, ripe seeds are used in concoctions as a diuretic, retention of phlegm, as […]

hake frozen in ice and ready for market.


September 3, 2018 smitsa 0

Hake is one of those sea fishes that might not  be of enormous interest if it wasn’t for the fact that it is so sought […]

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Polyphenol Oxidases

August 30, 2018 smitsa 0

Polyphenol oxidases (PPOs) are widely distributed in both plants and animals. They are a major cause of enzymic browning in fruits and vegetables. Browning reactions […]