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Green Papaya as a Meat Tenderizer?

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Picture of Unripe Green Papaya

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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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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Welcome to FilipinoChow.com

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We are proud to present to the world the latest place to discover authentic and delicious Filipino cuisine. More than a year has passed since this project began behind the scenes. Not to mention the lifetime of time spent in the kitchen by those who have contributed to this website’s creation. We all are thrilled to finally be closing the development chapter of this project and really begin to share our knowledge with the world. This website ...

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Lemongrass (Tanglad)

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Lemongrass is a great addition to many Asian dishes. It can impart a citrus flavor and aroma to your foods without the need for zesting and juicing lemons. To prepare lemongrass for cooking you first discard the dark green portions of the grass known as the stems. Only the white and light green portions of the lemongrass are used in cooking. The outer layer of the lemongrass is also too tough and fibrous for consumption. ...

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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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Explore the Cost of Eating Out Around the World In This Interactive Map

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Explore the Cost of Eating Out Around the World In This Interactive Map

Love eating out? Like to eat out abroad? If the ability to get good food at the right price affects where you choose to go on holiday, this interactive map is for you.  Featuring more than forty of the world’s most popular (and not so popular) destinations, this colourful, interactive map will show you the average cost of eating out at three different price points, as well as offering need-to-know tips and facts such as ...

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Five Ways To Save Money By Cooking For Yourself

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Fitting the food bill without breaking the bank

We all know the temptations of the local diner, the 24/7 open door to getting sconed into oblivion. But let’s consider your bank statement for a second. Are you going to be surprised when almost fifty percent of your funds go to eating out? Chances are you could be using your money for something better. Not only can you cook better at home, you fill find it infinitesimally easier on your wallet.  Need Something Quick ...

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How To Cook Pasta Al Dente

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Pasta Cooked Al Dente

This is How To Cook Pasta Al Dente. Almost everybody that has cooked pasta before has heard of the term “al dente”. You read it in the instructions for cooking pasta, you hear waiters and cooks talk about it; but what does it really mean? The term al dente describes a certain amount of doneness acheived when cooking any pasta. Generally speaking it means that the pasta has been cooked until it is nearly done, ...

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California School of Culinary Arts

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Founded in 1994, the California School of Culinary Arts (CSCA) has been considered as one of the best places to go for learning about culinary arts. The school has been training culinary professionals from its main campus located in one of the most culturally diverse regions in the world, Pasadena, which is but located just north of Los Angeles. The California School of Culinary Arts has partnered with the internationally acclaimed culinary institution Le Cordon ...

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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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