Methods for Cooking Fish & Seafood

Understanding Fish & Seafood (Part 2) Having read the previous post (Understanding Fish and Seafood part 1- Purchasing & Preparing to Cook), you now know how to purchase, clean, prepare and store your fish and seafood. In this part, I will walk you through the most common methods for cooking the fish and seafood you have purchased. …

Purchasing and Preparing Fish & Seafood

Fish should smell like the tide. Once they smell like fish, you are too late! Make sure your fish has a straight from the ocean smell when you purchase them. They have to be moist and fresh. This makes all the difference to the final texture and flavour. Understanding Fish & Seafood (Part 1) The inspiration… …

Arabic Coffee & Hot Beverages for Entertaining

Variety is always appreciated When entertaining, or on occasions, I like to offer my guests a variety of beverages. Even, when it comes to traditional beverages like coffees and teas, I always like to offer a variety of options. I find this to be very elegant and also very welcoming, as you do go the …

Refreshing Cold Beverages essential for any party

  What party happens without some real good beverages?   Not every party has to offer food but parties must offer beverages! Most parties offer alcoholic beverages, but for those who wish to have an alcohol-free event, or thinking of their guests who do not drink then non-alcoholic beverages are just as attractive. Heck; you can even have these …

Understanding Soups

In definition… Soups are liquid preparations that are made through simmering vegetables in flavoured broths or stocks. Soups can include meats, grains, pulses, pastas and a variety of vegetables. It can be made of one vegetable or any grouping of the earlier mentioned ingredients. Herbs and spices can be used for flavouring soups. Some soups …

Fussy Eaters? Make way for happy healthy eaters

Some advice on how you can get the lil ones to start enjoying a variety of foods and take the struggle out of meal time!   We have all been there! Almost everyone of us at some point thought: ‘there is something wrong with my child… I just can’t get him/her to eat!…. S/he refuses all …

My Favourite Food: Salads

If Salads refer to dishes that are: cold or warm; raw or cooked; vegetables, fruits or both combined; usually dressed and seasoned; can be served as an appetiser, side dish, or main course… then, I don’t know about you but I am buying!! Can you imagine the endless possibilities? The options? The flavour combinations?… This …

Seasoning – transform your food and own it

Although “seasoning” had become widely known as adding salt and pepper to food, there are many other ways to season your food. Seasoning is the medium which transforms food from bland to rich. It is the very thing that makes a dish distinguished. The reason why the same recipe comes out different in every kitchen. And …

Understanding Pasta – All there is to know

  PASTA is essentially made out of flour, water, oil, eggs (could be without), seasoning and herbs. It could be any combination of those ingredients, which are then mixed together to form a dough. The dough is then rested, after which it is rolled thin and cut into different shapes (rectangles for lasagne, long narrow …

Understanding Sauces – A Background

“Sauces comprise the honour and glory of French Cookery. They have contributed to its superiority… Sauces are the orchestration and accompaniment of a fine meal, and enable a good chef or cook to demonstrate their talent.”                                             …