Tips & Techniques

category-tips-tricksIn cooking there is a multitude of cooking methods and practices utilized by cooks in all the different culinary traditions of the world. Some of the techniques are fairly standardized like the various methods of cutting meats, fruits, and vegetables. Other techniques are more complex and have a lot more nuance to them. Here you will find a collection of tips and techniques that we have gathered in our years of cooking. This resource can be useful for beginners and experienced cooks alike.

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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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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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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How to Use Fresh Herbs – Try These Tips

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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Is it a Prawn or a Shrimp?

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Picture of shrimp or prawn

Prawns and shrimp are among the most popular types of seafood. The meat has a sweet, delicate in flavor and is considered to be a healthy diet choice. They are a rich source of calcium, protein and antioxidants like selenium. But as familiar and popular as they are, most people couldn’t tell the difference between the two. So what is the difference between the two? The source for most of the confusion between shrimp and ...

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Helpful Campfire Cooking Techniques and Tips

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Everybody enjoys a good camping trip. This gives you the perfect opportunity to unwind a busy work schedule and unplug from the modern world for a while. Give yourself some time to get in touch with your natural roots. It is also an excellent time to bond with family, children, friends and loved ones. You won’t find a much better opportunity to teach your children the basics of food preparation and cooking safety. In this ...

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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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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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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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