Cheap To Chic: The Lobster Ascends

You wouldn’t suspect that a close relative of grasshoppers and tarantulas could be widely considered an elegant indulgence by gourmands all across the world, wouldn’t you? And yet, every time a chef proudly presents a lobster-based creation as a signature dish, that’s exactly what happens. Prepared by broiling in butter or scampi, Newburg or in…

When life gives you lemons, squeeze them over meat

The lemon is said to have originated in the Indus Valley because of a lemon-shaped earring from 2500 BC found by archaeologists in the area. Since those days of yore, this wonderfully juicy and nutritious fruit has written Tangy Tales of terrific proportions. It has saved thousands of sailors’ lives from scurvy and re-energised millions…

Flavour vs. Moisture: The Dilemma

High Temperature Flavour Development  Browning creates a tremendous amount of flavour and is a key step when cooking meat. This happens through a process called the Maillard reaction, named after the French chemist who first described it in the early 1900s. The Maillard reaction occurs when the amino acids and sugars in food are subjected…

The Luscious Lobster

Lobster is considered a delicacy and many people love its rich taste. Once you have tried this tasty treat, you will definitely want more. However, before you dive in and take a bite, you may want to learn a little more about what lobster is, how to eat it, where to get it, and how…

The Tenderness Titans: Secret Origins Of Juicy Meat

Juiciness and tenderness are two very important factors when it comes to meat quality. Both factors are influenced by the cut of meat you choose and how long the meat is cooked. The more a muscle is used, the stronger, and therefore tougher, the cut of meat will be. And the longer meat is cooked,…

The Fascination with Marination

If you want to grill a tasty and healthy meal you need to plan ahead. Sure, one of the great things about grilling is that you can come home and throw a couple of chops on the grill and have a meal in minutes, but there are very good reasons why you should take the…

Getting Hot and Steamy!

Steaming is one of the healthiest methods to cook your food. If you want your meat to be loaded with taste, without loading your body up with the extra kilograms, steaming is the way to go. When cooking meats such as lamb , steaming removes the fat from the meat so it can be easily…

Let’s KetchUp on History!

Is ketchup the world’s favourite sauce? Maybe so, considering it’s found in most of our homes and  on innumerable culinary delights each day. But there’s more to this sauce than hamburgers and hot dogs. In fact, ketchup has a storied past that dates back to imperial China—something to think about next time you coax the…

Do Not Want To Chew? Go Ahead And Stew

Meat Stew is one of the world’s favourite comfort foods. Nothing beats getting cosy in a blanket while having tasty meat stew to beat the cold and dampness of a rainy day. Let’s take a look at this tasty method of cooking meat today. In stewing, meat cut into smaller pieces or cubes is cooked…

Toasting To Roasting

Having a ravishing roast for dinner with family is one of the best possible ways to enjoy a non-vegetarian lifestyle. With every bite oozing with intoxicating flavours and juicy goodness, it’s hard not to fall in love with a great lamb or chicken roast. Let’s explore the process of roasting today. Roasting is a dry…