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Cake Decorating Books – Three Best Methods

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When looking at various cake decorating books I discovered that there are many options available ranging from very detailed technical books to ones that included simple how to instructions. These books ranged from the level of culinary textbooks on sugar crafting to ones that were no more than coffee table books full of beautiful pictures of cakes. When researching the various books describing cake decoration and outlining the various techniques to decorate a cake, I ...

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Chinese Cooking – The New Way To Cook Food And Bring Variety To Life!

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These days, with several ways of cooking Chinese food being on hand, food aficionados have discerned a fresh cooking stage in the field of   culinary  arts. These new procedures provide cooks and chefs just the right combination of hues, flavours, essence and food texture of the cooking culture of China. Generally, there is no change is the essential ingredients but the cooking technique makes all the difference in preparing the dishes. Every food dish can ...

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How to Improve Your Cooking Skills

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For over 30 years, I’ve had a passion for cooking and have always been hungry to sharpen my skills. If you like to cook and would like to learn more, here are a few ways to improve your cooking chops. Do some research and see if there is a cooking school in your area. In larger cities, there are numerous schools that are usually associated with cooking supply stores. The classes can range from knife ...

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Wok This Way

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There are plenty of different pans for you to use to cook, so why then do you need a wok? A wok provides lots of flexible cooking options, for one, especially if you pick the right pot, including size and material. But before you dive into a bunch of brand-new wok recipes, you must season your pan. There are six simple but essential steps, which will help your pot be useful over the years. In ...

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The Top Fish and Wine Pairings

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Top Fish and Wine Pairings

Getting the right wine to go with fish can be a precarious business and if you get it slightly wrong it can ruin your whole meal. Luckily Gourmet Society have got you covered and have paired 6 types of fish with their respective wines, they are: Salmon – Salmon is a richer and fattier in flavour than most other fish and therefore it needs a more developed wine to bring out the best of it. ...

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Cooking Roast Beef – Seven Useful Tips to Create a Culinary Masterpiece!

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Although it appears to be otherwise, there really are simple and effective techniques to prepare beef effectively. These techniques will lead to an adequately tasty finished product, but if your aim is a perfectly prepared roast beef dinner, the roasting technique of cooking should be your preference. Let’s face it, you will find few things in life that compare to the very first bite of a properly prepared cut of roast beef. Although not the ...

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Cooking with a Good Attitude

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Treat cooking as though it is a form of entertainment and not a chore. When you are in the kitchen cooking, this is your time to play around and amuse yourself. This is a place where you can actually have fun. Don’t take it too seriously. You can even invite some of your friends over and let cooking be a part of the activities for their visit. Not only will you have good company while ...

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Green Papaya as a Meat Tenderizer?

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Unripe papaya, also known as green papaya, is a common fruit in southeast Asia. Both the ripe and unripe form of papaya has a variety of culinary uses. Unripe papaya is probably most well known in Filipino cuisine for being the key ingredient in the condiment called atchara, which uses pickled green papaya as the primary ingredient. But a lesser known use for green papaya is as an alternative meat tenderizer. Unripe papaya contains an ...

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How To Make Cooking More Fun

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Cooking can be a joy when everything turns out right. There really is nothing more satisfying than preparing the perfect meal then slowly savoring every last bite. Then again sometimes it can be frustrating when everything seems to go wrong. The truth is not every meal can be the perfect meal. And it’s never fun when you step away from the kitchen for a few minutes only to realize later that you have lost track ...

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History of Baking

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Baking has been many cultures’ favorite technique for creating snacks, desserts, and accompaniments to meals for many years. Now, it is very well-known as the method for creating sweets and all sorts of wondrous mouthwatering pastries. In ancient history, the first evidence of baking occurred when humans took wild grass grains, soaked it in water, and mixed everything together, mashing it into a kind of broth-like paste. Then, the paste was cooked by pouring it ...

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