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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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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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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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Kabanayan Restaurante in Lisbon Stirs Iinterest in Philippine Cuisine

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Kabanayan Restaurante in Lisbon Stirs Iinterest in Philippine Cuisine

In its report to the Department of Foreign Affairs in Manila, the Philippine Embassy in Lisbon mentioned that a Filipino restaurant named “Kababayan Restaurant” located in Lisbon, Portugal was featured in the February 2014 issue of the Portuguese magazines Revista and Time Out Lisboa. Kababayan Restaurant which opened only in December last year, is owned and managed by Mr. Peter Cayabyab, a Filipino who had been living with his family in Portugal for 13 years. ...

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Most Successful Vocational Careers

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Many of us have the wrong idea about vocational careers programs’ thinking that it provides people with low-level jobs and do not offer much scope; this is a wrong statement as around the world there are hundreds of technical schools and colleges offering thousands of career opportunities for people in various fields. Vocational education which is also known as technical training only applies towards trades such as culinary arts, mechanical technicians, HVAC services, electronics etc ...

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Tips for Healthy Low Fat Cooking

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Vegetables for Healthy Cooking

It’s seems like everybody is becoming more health conscious these days when it comes to food they consume. This is a good thing because being healthy has so many benefits, but it can also be frustrating at times to really try to figure out what is healthy and what is not. There are so many opinions out there on the subject. With so many studies and consumer reports giving conflicting information over what constitutes a ...

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Cooking with Ginger Root

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Cooking with Ginger

Ginger is a powerful flavor enhancer that is frequently used in a variety of culinary traditions throughout the world, but it is more commonly used in Asian food preparation. It’s pungent, spicy, and robust flavor properties make it a must have in the kitchen. You will find that it can be used in everything from dipping sauces to stir fries and even in some drinks. Aside from that, ginger contains potent compounds are that well ...

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