The world of food and cooking – Part 8

Behind the scene – who cooks in celebrity chefs’ kitchens

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With gourmet cookbooks, popular TV shows, chef-branded cookware and expensive restaurant chains popping up all over the world, celebrity chefs are bigger, richer and more famous today than ever before. And while I can’t help but notice that the food lovers of this world (and I include myself in

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How to buy, store and cook chestnuts

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December is a wonderful time of the year, dominated by Christmas decorations, lights, songs, and markets filled with craft work, presents and costumed characters. The aroma of mulled wine and roasting chestnuts hanging on the crisp wintry air, adds to the holiday atmosphere. And indeed, few things usher in the holidays like the

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Famous dishes – who gave them their names?

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I’ve always been interested how some dishes got their names. Most of them are pretty obvious – Pasta Florentine, Wiener schnitzel or California roll, clearly named after the geographical place of origin. Others (and these by far have much more interesting stories) are named after people who invented them or influenced their creation.

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Kitchen scales – a must-have baking essential for every kitchen

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This post will probably sound as a sonnet or a praising song for my precious electronic kitchen scales. It is not new, we’ve had it for some time now, but my appreciation towards it is rising day by day.

For years I cooked without taking into consideration the precise measurement of ingredients –

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How to make your own vegetable stock

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Vegetable stock has countless uses in the kitchen, and makes a superb base for sauces, soups and gravies, lifting everyday dishes into special occasion treats. Making your own stock is also a great way to use vegetable trimmings that would otherwise be tossed into the trash bin. We started making our own stocks

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