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How to Cook Steak

A properly prepared steak is usually at the top of the list of most people’s best-loved meals. You can never underestimate the power of a juicy, tender steak. Enjoy it with chips, salad or mashed potatoes, it doesn’t matter that much, since, once you’ve mastered these cooking tips, you’ll love ... more

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How to Grill Chicken

There are many ways to enjoy a chicken meal: roasted, smothered with a sauce, stuffed or cooked in a casserole. One of the most popular ways to cook chicken is also one of the simplest and is just as tasty as its more elaborate counterparts. Today we’re presenting grilled spatchcock ... more

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How to Make Meatballs

Good meatballs are an often underrated element of many popular meals. They are eaten and enjoyed internationally and can be served with pasta, on their own smothered in sauce or stuffed inside wraps. Here we are going to look at what makes a perfect meatball for any kind of occasion. ... more

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How to Build your Own Pizza Oven

Building a pizza oven for entertaining family and friends makes for a  satisfying and challenging DIY project. Here we show you how easily it can be done. MATERIALS The pizza oven described here is constructed from burnt clay bricks with cement mortared joints. Bricks Use well burnt solid clay bricks. Dimensions, especially thickness, should be as uniform as possible. It is not ... more

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The Spice Rack

Spices are the heartbeat of an Indian Kitchen and not all off them are used to make dishes fiery hot. Spices are used to flavour food, making each dish distinct and wonderfully aromatic. Build up your spice rack with The Taste Kitchen’s Guide to spices commonly used in Indian cuisine. more

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A Guide to Chillies

It pays to know your peppers. This gallery guide will help you identify common chilli varieties. more

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100 Greatest Cooking Tips (of all time!)

Food Network Magazine asked top chefs across the country for their best advice. 1. Remember, y’all, it’s all about the prep. Take away the stress by doing the prep the night or day before. You’ll look like a star. Paula Deen Paula’s Best Dishes   2. The smaller the item, ... more

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The 6 Biggest Mistakes You Make Chopping Vegetables

By Sharon Franke You probably have to dice vegetables every day, but are you doing it safely? 1. Choosing the wrong knife For this task, you want a heavy wide-bladed chef’s knife. It has the heft to power through tough veggies like onions and carrots, and require you to exert ... more

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How to Plant a Kitchen Herb Garden

Have some extra space in your yard or garden? Plant a fresh and simple herb garden only steps away from the kitchen. Suggested Herbs basil sage oregano common thyme sweet marjoram lavender rosemary parsley chives coriander   Pick a Location Pick the location for your herb garden. An ideal location ... more

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How to Store Wine

Wine tip of the month – Storage of wine If wine is stored incorrectly it can seriously affect the flavour and taste of the wine. Here are some general points to be followed for long term storage of wine: Temperature is very important.Wines should be stored in cool and consistent ... more

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