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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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Tips For Improving Your Tuna Recipes

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Tuna is one of the tastiest and most nutritious of all meats that you can eat. However, tuna is notorious for being extremely soft and because of that the end result can be meat that either loses its taste or is too soft to enjoy. Also, many people who are new to cooking tuna will complain that the meat tastes burnt or not properly marinated. It is also important to keep in mind the fact ...

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Cake Decorating Books – Three Best Methods

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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Nilagang Kamoteng Kahoy

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This is Nilagang Kamoteng Kahoy also known as Balanghoy or Steamed Cassava. There are endless ways to cook this Cassava. You can steam it, cook it with coconut milk, mash it also known as nilupak or make Cassava Cake. Cassava root is a good source of carbohydrates. This is a long and tapered, with a firm, homogeneous flesh encased in a detachable rind, about 1mm thick, rough and brown on the outside. Republished by Blog ...

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Don’t Forget the Fish Sauce

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This particular assortment of fresh vegetables and seafood are among Filipino’s favorites. They call this as a poor man’s meal since these food are sold for cheap in the market. Fresh tomatoes, dried fish, fried fish, blanched water spinach with one of Filipino’s favorite dipping sauce, fish sauce. Filipino’s love to eat these kinds of food with bare hands. Republished by Blog Post Promoter ...

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Microwave Rice Cooker

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Anybody that knows how to cook rice probably learned to do it one of two ways. Either using a pot or a rice cooker appliance. Both of these methods leave a lot to be desired at times. This is because neither of these methods is an entirely efficient or convenient way of preparing rice. Then again nothing is ever entirely perfect. One thing is for sure. When dinner is ready, there is nothing worse than ...

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How to Use Fresh Herbs – Try These Tips

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Tiny as they are, herbs are enjoyable and easy to grow. Using them in your cooking allows you the possibility to change the flavors in your dishes in different ways. The freshest of them are great in soups, stews, vegetables, pasta, salads and breads. Different kinds of herbs create different tastes in foods. If you are new to using herbs, work on them slowly, adding just a little at a time will help you adjust ...

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How To Become A Professional Chef (or Should You)

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WANT TO BECOME A CHEF, but aren’t sure how to go about it? Here’s help … from a couple of guys who have direct knowledge of the restaurant and institutional dining industries. Phil Turner’s brother is a Chef, trained by the Royal Navy. He served as a Chef on nuclear submarines for 15 years, then went on to run a catering business as a civilian. Chef Dennis Littley, a Chef’s Chef and a guy who ...

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