S. Meenakshi Ammal considerately provides a list of ingredients needed for a small family of four for a month. It is interesting reading.
Pasta is cooked al dente for a reason
How to make the spice mix that defines street food in India
Make the best herbal teas.
Deep fried tofu makes an excellent meat replacement, and can be a quick snack.
Buckwheat is used around the world
The tangy lemon flavoured spice from the Middle East.
Aah, the gentleness of white tea.
How to make great flavoursome vegetable stocks
How to eat Vegetarian Banh Cuon – Rice Rolls – Chinese and Vietnamese.
How to perfect this common method of cooking rice.
Pickling ginger prolongs the pleasure of good fresh young ginger which in normal circumstances is available for only 4 months of the year. Pickled ginger is coloured a beautiful pink. It is a delight on its own; savour it. Nibble it while pouring the wine after work or whilst cooking dinner. Use as a…
In Autumn, tomatoes are cheap and great quality, often more flavorsome than Summer tomatoes. Locally I can buy large bags of them very cheaply. It is a perfect time to freeze tomatoes for use during winter.
It is easy to develop an aversion to Broad Beans. Prolific bearers and easy to grow, they are an easy choice for home gardeners and country kitchen gardens. Yet the poor bean is often misunderstood. Instead of being treated tenderly, cooks mistakenly overcooked them to a green-grey mush with a strong taste only masked by…
A perfect way to get more goodness into your diet
Differentiating Dal Makhani and Mah di Dal
Adopt the Leaf-to-Root eating, don’t discard any part of a vegetable that you can use!
Sambar is the quintessential dish from Tamil Nadu in South India
There are several Indian ingredients and techniques that you might not be familiar with.
What to do with Broad Beans? Begin by peeling them.
An exceptional way to cook rice.
Dried capsicums are so sweet and intensely flavoured. You can snack on them, or add them to soups, sauces, risottos, vegetable stews, and curries.