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,…

Eat, Sleep, Meat, Repeat

With vegetarianism and veganism trending, many people are convincing themselves that plant-based foods can suffice when it comes to daily nutritional needs, removing all traces of meat from their diets. Unfortunately, these people may be experiencing vitamin deficiencies and suffering decreased brain volume, fatigue, and confusion. One of the greatest and most harmful nutrition myths…

Get Lamb-tastic!

Like other meats, lamb is an excellent source of nutritionally complete protein, providing all eight essential amino acids in the right ratios. But protein is not all you’ll get from lamb. It’s also a veritable multivitamin when it comes to nutrition. Infact a 100 grammes serving provides: 41% of the RDA for Vitamin B12 –…

A Tilapia Tale

Famed as the food of Pharaohs in ancient times, Tilapia is the world’s second most farmed fish, after Carp. The term Tilapia actually refers to several related fish species that originated in the Middle East and Africa but are now farmed all over the world. The waters of Asia and Latin America are the biggest…

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…

The Pomfret Parable

Pomfret has a light texture and sweet, rich flavour. It has a high content of good fats, thereby getting the name, butterfish. It is a great source of calcium, vitamins A and D, and B vitamins, including Vitamin B12, vital for the nervous system. It also offers iodine, critical for the thyroid gland. A useful…

Balle Balle Bangada

Mackerel, popularly known as bangada in India, is one of the country’s most widely consumed fish. Although bangada fry and curry are the favourite Indian ways to cook Mackerel,  the numerous health benefits of this wonderful fish can also be enjoyed in baked, steamed or grilled form. Packed with omega – 3 fatty acids and…

Poaching Your Way to Good Health

Poaching is a very gentle, moist heat method of cooking using a minimum amount of reduced liquid or stock that is kept at just below simmering point, approximately between 90 to 94°C (194 to 201°F). Poaching liquid should show very little movement – a mere “murmur” or shimmer at the surface, with no sign of…

Marvellous Malvani Magic

The Konkan coast of India has always enjoyed a great position of relevance and reverance in the history of India. The intrepid Shivaji fought many of his battles in that region and the coast was the resting hub for the proud and glorious Maratha Navy. One of the most prominent figureheads of India’s independence, Bal Gangadhar Tilak was…