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How To Cook Pasta Al Dente

Posted January 16, 2019 | By
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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Welcome to FilipinoChow.com

Posted December 11, 2018 | By

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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Is it a Prawn or a Shrimp?

Posted November 12, 2018 | By
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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

Posted November 09, 2018 | By

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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How to Improve Your Cooking Skills

Posted August 27, 2018 | By

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

Posted July 25, 2018 | By
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!

Posted July 10, 2018 | By

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?

Posted July 04, 2018 | By
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. Green papaya contains an ...

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How To Make Cooking More Fun

Posted June 13, 2018 | 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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