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How To Make Cooking More Fun

Posted November 02, 2019 | By
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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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Sushi at Thai Basil off West Bay in Clearwater Florida

Posted October 26, 2019 | By
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This has been a local favorite for our family ever since we first discovered this little gem. There is a lot of competition for Thai food in the Tampa Bay area. But rest assured, if you choose this for your Thai food fix, you will be enjoying the best of the best. They have a full sushi bar, beautiful interior decorated with all sorts of interesting Thai knick knacks, and best of all, they have ...

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Nilagang Kamoteng Kahoy

Posted October 09, 2019 | By
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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.   ...

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How to Improve Your Cooking Skills

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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Cake Decorating Books – Three Best Methods

Posted July 31, 2019 | By

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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Cooking with a Good Attitude

Posted July 16, 2019 | By
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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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Cooking with Ginger Root

Posted May 02, 2019 | By
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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Lemongrass (Tanglad)

Posted April 23, 2019 | By
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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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Chinese Cooking – The New Way To Cook Food And Bring Variety To Life!

Posted April 02, 2019 | By

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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Going Through Various Chef Careers to Reach the Top

Posted March 30, 2019 | By

For some people, cooking is natural as breathing. They were born to cook, so they are naturally drawn to pursuing a   culinary  career. Who can blame them? After all, the art of cooking can be magical. You gather fresh ingredients, mix all these together and you end up with a treat for the palate. This is why the food prices in fine dining restaurants are often quite steep. The food that is served in these ...

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