• Just in brine

    Our cousins across the pond have been using brine for more than just preserving for yonkers – pick up an old American cookery book and you’ll…

  • Kitchen tip: staying sharp

    Keeping your kitchen knives sharp is critical to both your cooking ability and your kitchen safety – blunt knives cause far more injuries than…

  • Kitchen tip: infuse your booze

    You’ve probably sampled a flavoured vodka or spirit at a bar in a fancy cocktail. They’re doing the rounds – a key ingredient for mixologists…

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    Kitchen tip: the big freeze

    Most of us tend to cram as much as we possibly can in the freezer. Indeed – we’d probably all have a chest freezer as well if we could. This is…

  • Kitchen tip – tempering chocolate

    Ever wondered when you melt chocolate and set it why it goes grainy or white marks appear? It’s because chocolate, in a solid state when you buy it…

  • Runny honey

    If, like Winnie the Pooh, you love a slathering of honey on your buttered toast, but unlike Pooh don’t have it every day you might have noticed the…

  • OTT Oven

    How often have you been cooking in the oven, overloaded a tray or tipped it the wrong way? The usual trick is to push the tin too far back into the…