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Turning food into a message of love, how to create a Tomato Rose

This Valentines Day impress with a very easy, “after the fourth attempt”, Tomato Rose.


How to make mayonnaise

Gordon Ramsay is no slouch in the kitchen and he shows us how easy it is to make mayonnaise at home. First tip is not to be scared, all it is is a multiplication of raw egg yolks and ground nut oil. He recommends ground nut oil because it is neutral and not flavoured. Mix three egg yolks with…


How to make perfect chips with Dhruv Baker

This is an easier way than Heston Blumenthal as Dhruv Baker shares a more practical method on how to make perfect chips at home. Dhruv recommends Maris Piper potatoes, a floury type of potato. It is generally accepted that the best way to make chips is to double fry with the second session in the oil to get the…


How to joint a chicken with Gordon Ramsay

Gordon Ramsay shows you how to joint a chicken with the most important tip being, let the knife do the work. Open up the legs and pierce the skin between the leg and the breast. Pull the leg back with your hand on top of the breast to keep it steady. Pop the bone out…


How to carve a turkey with Curtis Stone

Curtis Stone shows us how to carve a turkey. He shows us the traditional way of carving the turkey at the table and a second method which takes place in the kitchen before serving. Firstly make sure you have a sharp knife and use long strokes while holding the turkey firmly in place with a…


How to prepare a pomegranate

Here are some tips for preparing a pomegranate and getting at the seeds. The first method is to simply slice in half and then over a bowl tap away until all the seeds have fallen out. Some of the membrane might be in there so you’ll have to pick it out. The second method is…


How to clean up broken glass with a slice of bread.

Check out this neat little food trick using a slice of bread to clean up broken glass. Brown, White, Low GI, Wholewheat, Government Loaf or Best of Both, it does not matter as you get to work cleaning up all that broken glass from the bowl you’ve just dropped. Simply use the slice of bread…


How to cut corn off the cob.

You don’t always have to eat your mielies off the cob. Here is how to cut them off. Once you have cut the corn off, use the cob to make a broth. Simply add a few more vegetables like celery or carrots and simmer for 25 – 30 minutes.


How to separate eggs. There are a few ways.

As always, there is more than one way to do something and in this case how to separate eggs. You can either run it through your fingers, between the shell halves and if you really want to show off crack the egg into a bowl and pick the yolk out with your fingers. Always crack…