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Konjac Glucomannan

January 7, 2019 smitsa 0

Konjac glucomannan (KGM) is a highly polymerized fibre obtained from the roots and tubers of the plant Amorphophallus konjac C. Koch. The chemical  structure is β‐(1,4)‐linked D‐mannose […]

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Peony Seed Oil

January 7, 2019 smitsa 0

The genus Paeonia does not just provide us with horticultural specimens of some merit but also products with health benefits. There are over 30 species […]

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Aqueous Extraction Processing

January 7, 2019 smitsa 0

Aqueous extraction processing (AEP) is a relatively benign and ecologically friendly method for the simultaneous recovery of both proteins and oils from oily food residues. […]

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Producing Crackers

December 19, 2018 smitsa 0

Crackers are a type of biscuit which have  long been valued for their diversity and versatility. They were produced to sustain travelers such as seafarers […]

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Shortbread

December 19, 2018 smitsa 0

Shortbread is an old Scottish baked biscuit which is traditionally made with one part white sugar, two parts butter and three parts flour which was […]

Fat such as lard or edible oil is added to flour, sugar and water to make biscuits.

Shortening

December 19, 2018 smitsa 0

The use of shortening in baking is a long-standing term for the function that an oil or fat performs in baking. These fats contributed a […]

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Boeuf Bourguignon

December 18, 2018 smitsa 0

Boeuf Bourguignon is an easy dish which makes fantastic use of beef. One of the French classic dishes and a casserole indeed, for a cold […]

A variety of mince pies on a white table.

Why Mince Pies ?

December 16, 2018 smitsa 0

As a child, I often wondered why my grandmother’s minced beef issuing forth from the grinder, wasn’t to be found in any of the mince […]

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Daikon

December 14, 2018 smitsa 0

Daikon radish is one of those vegetables that has transcended the lore which is associated with what we tend to think of as a quite […]

Chorizo

Chorizo

December 13, 2018 smitsa 0

Chorizo is the classic fermented, cured and smoked sausage of Spain. Alexandre Dumas, the great French novelist, toured Spain in 1446 to 1847 and wrote […]

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Smoky Baked Beans

December 13, 2018 smitsa 0

The idea behind smoky baked beans comes from turning this staple of the lunch and dinner table at home in the middle of the week […]

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What is Apoptosis ?

December 12, 2018 smitsa 0

Apoptosis is the managed or programmed death of a cell. It was a term introduced by Kerr, Wyllie and Currie to distinguish this type of […]

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Leek And Potato Soup

December 1, 2018 smitsa 1

A classic, easy to make soup for a hearty evening supper. Serve with croutons and garnish with watercress. Preparation time: 20 to 30 minutes: Cooking […]

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Beef Stroganoff

November 30, 2018 smitsa 0

Beef Stroganoff makes a for a hearty meal. It is according to Wikipedia a Russian dish which involves sautéed pieces of beef served in a […]

Indian special traditional Street food Gol Gappa

Making The Puri

November 28, 2018 smitsa 0

The classic street food of India must be the pani puri although I’ve started with just one of its many names. To many of us […]

Indian traditional food, Set of three chutney for Chaat and Sev Puri - sweet date-tamarind, cilantro-mint green and red chilli garlic, On dark stone background, copy space

Chutney

November 28, 2018 smitsa 0

We look here at a few classic chutneys. Most are used for Indian dishes as a dipping sauce. One of our favourites is Tamarind chutney […]