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I Roast My Case!

I Roast My Case! We can learn to be cooks, but we must be born knowing how to roast-said the French culinary philosopher Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin. Closet cooks have famously shied away from Roasting meats. What is it about Roasting that has solicited reactions ranging from fear of the unknown […]

Storing the meat right!

When subjecting meat to the myriad musings on health and nutrition, taste and temperament, it is imperative to understand the various factors that contribute to the final constitution of any good produce. While in effect freshness is a great talking point, when it comes to all categories of meat, we […]

Yogurt: The marinade essential

When it comes to the conjugation of meat and marinades, there is hardly a precursor, so to say, in the culinary scheme of things. Whether it is a few chicken thighs to be thrown on the grill, or a hunk of meat to be barbequed on a hickory altar, or […]

Healthy Meat Pairings

Our bodies have been crafted to function in the most amazing ways. The sheer science involved behind every activity of ours is fascinating. But our bodies need a push sometimes owing to our demanding lifestyles. What better way to help our bodies cope than through food? The impossible marriage of […]

(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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]