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Broccoli Casserole

November 19, 2018 smitsa 0

One of the great sides for a Thanksgiving dinner is a casserole and there is an excellent side – the broccoli casserole. This particular one […]

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The Thanksgiving Turkey

November 18, 2018 smitsa 0

Turkey has become the traditional fare of both Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner. Whatever you do to a turkey there are some simple ideas which help […]

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How To Make A Pesto

November 14, 2018 smitsa 0

Pesto is one of the many delights of Italian cooking and also a way to remind you of summer. It is the fact that the […]

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The Strawberry Bavarois

November 13, 2018 smitsa 0

The Bavarois is a dessert built around cream and usually fruit and uses gelatin to produce a firm shape. A famous example uses raspberries but […]

Almond and raspberry cake, Bakewell tart. Traditional British pastry. Wooden backgraund. Top view

Bakewell Tart

November 12, 2018 smitsa 0

The classic Bakewell tart is actually pudding which probably comes from this Derbyshire town in the UK but no-one really knows this. There is evidence […]

Spaghetti alla carbonara made with bacon, eggs, cheese and black pepper served in bowl with cheese to grate in the back (selective focus, focus one third into the meal)

Spaghetti alla carbonara

November 12, 2018 smitsa 0

Spaghetti carbonara  is best prepared by cooking the pasta al dente. It is one of the classic pizzeria dishes but probably owes as much of […]

Chicken stock is the base for a chicken broth.

Preparing A Chicken Stock

November 12, 2018 smitsa 0

A simple chicken stock is ideal for risottos, consommés, soups and any other type of recipe that demands a full flavoured and tasty base. I’ve […]

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Preparing A Consomme

November 12, 2018 smitsa 0

Consommé is what chefs describe as a thin clear soup. It is to all intents and purposes a strong flavoured stock which has been cleared. […]

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Burrida

November 11, 2018 smitsa 0

A burrida is a speciality fish dish from the Italian island of Sardinia (Sardegna) although it is also a signature dish of Liguria in Northern […]

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Hollandaise Sauce

November 11, 2018 smitsa 0

When it comes to sauces, one of the basic French classics is the Hollandaise Sauce.  For many Elizabeth David said it all when the purists […]

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Timbale of Smoked Fish

November 10, 2018 smitsa 0

If you are thinking opf a suitable appetizer to grace any meal then a timbale, which is a small offering of fish or vegetables, or […]

Steamed chinese bun

Chinese Steamed Buns

November 9, 2018 smitsa 0

Chinese steam bread or buns are popular staples to accompany all sorts of chinese dishes. Peking duck and chow meins are all popular dishes which […]

Colorful fruit jelly sweets on a white plate

What is Syneresis ?

November 2, 2018 smitsa 0

Syneresis in food science occurs when  a liquid such as water is expelled or extracted from a gel. It is highly undesirable.  When you open […]

Walnut oil and nuts with leaf isolated on white background

The Benefits Of Walnut Oil

October 31, 2018 smitsa 0

The walnut (Juglans regia L.) is in its own right an important component of anybody’s diet. It is often consumed without any further modification of […]