Cooking Tips & Tricks

Cooking Tips

Cooking tips on preparing various recipes, a wide selection of spices, tips on storage of ingredients and other insider secrets from the world of chefs. Find the most useful cooking tips for the modern housewife. Try our culinary tips and give us your rating.
How to Poach SalmonHow to Poach Salmon
04 July
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There are several ways of poaching the fish. The traditional recipe uses plain old water but if you'd like a more different taste, use vegetable broth.
Tapenade - the Poor Man's CaviarTapenade - the Poor Man's Caviar
30 June
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The main ingredients of the Tapenade spread are olive paste, anchovies, capers and lemon juice. Besides incredibly scrumptious, it's also very easy to make.
Perfect Combinations for Salads you Can't Go Wrong WithPerfect Combinations for Salads you Can't Go Wrong With
29 June
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If you want to make a salad with the ever-more popular avocado, know that you'll get an excellent taste if you combine it with onions, bacon and walnuts.
Snake Meat - Asian Exoticness Not Worth MissingSnake Meat - Asian Exoticness Not Worth Missing
23 June
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Snake meat has been proven to have a positive effect on potency, vision and blood circulation. Consumption of it helps against high blood pressure, while Asian cultures believe that snake meat helps keep you young and improves skin health.
The Muffin - a Small Dessert but Huge Satisfaction!The Muffin - a Small Dessert but Huge Satisfaction!
21 June
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Muffins' major difference from other baked goods and desserts is that making them requires a very specific technique called the Muffin Method or the technique of mixing dry and wet ingredients.
How to Cool a Beverage in Less than 2 MinutesHow to Cool a Beverage in Less than 2 Minutes
16 June
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First, pour a little water into a bowl, then fill it with ice. Add 1-2 tsp of salt and stir. Then place your beverage in the bowl. Stir again after 1 min. , and when 2 min. pass, check to see if the beverage is indeed cold.
How to Dry Herbs and Spices in the Oven and MicrowaveHow to Dry Herbs and Spices in the Oven and Microwave
13 June
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Remove the hard part of the spices' stems, break the rest into small branches. Lay out a napkin along the bottom of a shallow plate and place a cup of cold water in the middle. Arrange the spices all around it.
Ideas for Alternatives to Popcorn and Seeds in Front of the TVIdeas for Alternatives to Popcorn and Seeds in Front of the TV
09 June
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Besides having dinner with the TV on, every time we sit down to watch a movie or show we always have something to snack on in our hand - popcorn, sunflower seeds, chips and a ton of other unhealthy things.
Which Herbs and Spices Complement Which Products?Which Herbs and Spices Complement Which Products?
07 June
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Vegetables and spices that complement each other perfectly: Eggplants - oregano, parsley; Beetroots - dill, parsley; Don't hesitate to use spices to make your vegetable and meat dishes more delicious.
Surprising Applications of SaltSurprising Applications of Salt
03 June
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Eggs don't crack when boiled in salted water. Sauces made from flour become smooth when diluted with some salted water. The aroma of coffee improves and strengthens when several grains of salt are added to it.