(W)hat (T)he (F)ood – Velveting Meat

One of the best things about Chinese restaurant food is the meat—the pieces are bite-sized, the flavours are addictive, and it’s always tender and easy to chew. But if you have ever tried to replicate any of your favourite Chinese dishes in your kitchen, you would have noticed that the high heat required for most…

My dear Christmas Turkey

What one wouldn’t associate with an ethnic Christmas meal is a turkey. Well sure it is the quintessential Christmas bird throughout most of Europe and almost all of America but just not the fit in India save in a few expat and Anglo-Indian households. But, think of a better white meat alternative to red meat…

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…

Prawn 101: Familiarise yourself

There are thousands of different species of prawn, but tiger prawns are one of the most exotic and delicious species of prawns. They are fished in both the ocean and fresh waters. Most of them have a narrow, tapering body, with the tail curled underneath, and long, whiskery antennae. The body is encased in a…

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…

PRAWNOGRAPHY

Prawns are usually found in the ocean. Usually they live up to a depth of 50 meters within rocky substrates, or under the rocks or rock crevices. Prawns are usually found in all countries and nearly all the cuisines of the world lots of prawn’s recipes. There are two kind of prawns: the Regular Sized ones…