Presentation Proves that We Eat With Our Eyes Too

Presentation Proves that We Eat With Our Eyes Too

I know, I know, mums tasked with the job of cooking for biggish families every single day of their lives are probably rolling their eyes so hard right now they’re almost coming loose. It is indeed somewhat of a different story with children and perhaps even hubby, but presentation often proves that we do indeed eat with our eyes too. It’s not so much about how the food looks in isolation, on a singular plate for example, but rather about how it looks when presented with the suggestion that it’s for a group of people who are going to enjoy it as part of a social ritual or event. If you walk into a buffet for example, not much effort is made to have the food looking like it was prepared by a gourmet chef, but there are some subtle visual cues which make it look like food you want to eat.…continue reading →
Xiaolongbao and How to Eat it Correctly

Xiaolongbao and How to Eat it Correctly

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The late Anthony Bourdain went on record saying that one of his main reasons for booking a visit to Shanghai was for the xiaolongbao. He said, "I translate them as pillows of happiness that will scald your tongue and throat if you don’t know what you’re doing…ballistically designed delivery vehicles for pure pleasure…as they’re steamed, the delicious, delicious fat renders into a soup of the gods." Yet be warned that there is a wrong way to eat this dish.…continue reading →
The Secrets to Cooking Nutritious Meals

The Secrets to Cooking Nutritious Meals

At times, I feel like splurging when it comes to food. When I feel that way, I often got to Scarpetta, which, in my humble opinion, is one of the best Italian restaurants in NYC. There are days, however, when I would like to save money. Those times, I stay at home and cook my own food. At first, I was struggling to make it tasty and healthy at the same time. It is tempting to load it with salt just to have a distinct flavor. Now, I know better and I will be sharing with you some of the best ways to make your meals nutritious and delicious.…continue reading →
Worry-Free Beauty Products That Don’t Cause Issues With Your Food

Worry-Free Beauty Products That Don’t Cause Issues With Your Food

It's bad enough that sometimes you have to worry about what's in your food itself being bad for you in the long term - you don't need to worry about the beauty products that you use having any toxic effect when you're cooking either. So, before you put on all of your makeup or use all of your beauty products, it's not a bad idea to take a look and make sure there is nothing in them that will mix to create bad tastes or toxic effects in the meals you're preparing.continue reading →
Why Electric Smoker is The Best Gift You Can Give Yourself

Why Electric Smoker is The Best Gift You Can Give Yourself

Meat is eaten and loved by a large number of people all over the world. There are various ways to prepare meat. Some like it bar-b-queued, some cook it with curry, and some prefer to eat it after boiling it. Smoking the meat is also among the traditional and famous ways to prepare it. It is an old method however it is still popular and used by a large number of people all over the world. The only major difference is that the techniques of preparation have changed and have become more modern.…continue reading →