Campfire Cooking

Cooking is one of my specialties.. Indoor, outdoor and cooking using a utensil over an open flame was fun and easy with cast iron cookware. I remember the outdoors and the smell of cooking, accompanied by the chorus of the squirrels, crickets and birds, during bivouacs. The most ordinary form of cooking is campfire cooking. […]

5 great gourmet recipes to learn easily

5 great gourmet recipes to learn easily

Sure, you’ve probably had chicken marsala once or twice at a restaurant. But can you remember the last time you ever cooked with Marsala wine? This fortified wine from Sicily is an underused ingredient and it’s time to discover all it has to offer. With these gourmet recipes you’ll learn easy techniques for cooking with […]

Recipe of the week: Memphis-style BBQ...

Memphis-style BBQ…

Serves 6-8 2 racks spare ribs, about 2.7kg25g paprika1½tbs freshly ground black pepper1½tbs dark brown sugar1tsp salt1½tsp celery salt1½tsp cayenne pepper1½tsp ground cumin1½tsp onion powder475ml cider vinegar60g brown mustard60g yellow mustard4.5kg charcoal3-5 large handfuls wood chips, soaked in water for 30 minutes Memphis-style barbecue sauce (see below) Rinse the pork ribs in water, then pat […]

Masterclass: Stuffed boned quail and ...

Masterclass: Stuffed boned quail and …

Small of size but big in flavour, quail is served at Benedicts in Norwich by chef-patron Richard Bainbridge. Accompanied by barley risotto, his stuffed, boned and reshaped quail dish puts a whole roast bird on a plate in diner-friendly form. Michael Raffael explains. Plenty of chefs use quail eggs in their kitchens, but not too […]

Health Benefits of Fermented Foods

See what research says about the health benefits of eating kimchi and other fermented foods. Refrigerated raw sauerkraut, Korean kimchi, tempeh, kefir, and yogurt–these fermented foods all have something healthy in common. They harbor live active cultures of “good” bacterial strains that can keep the gut robust and strong. In fact, studies suggest these probiotic […]

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