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Cooking Basics Lesson V: Pepper(ish) Chronicles

Pepper is one of the most famous seasonings in the whole world. It is an ancient spice that is filled with stories as it is with pungency. A story of a prince who won the heart of his beloved one with a newly innovative spice. Or perhaps a story of a spice that helped an… Read More Cooking Basics Lesson V: Pepper(ish) Chronicles

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Cooking Basics Lesson IV: Vegetable Cooking Guide

Remember the nice oven baked seasoned carrots you were planning on eating? You imagined they would to be very tender and still crunchy. However the results were a disgrace because they were a bit overcooked? Yeah, I remember that as well. It is some of the many experiences in the kitchen with vegetables. With that said, Welcome… Read More Cooking Basics Lesson IV: Vegetable Cooking Guide

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How to Prepare Calamari / Squid

How amazing it feels to eat a very nicely fried calamari dish. Crunchy, buttery and with perfect seasoning. It makes your taste buds ask for more and more. Like there is a disco party in your mouth. Love dishes like this! The sort that make your senses wake up and make you revisit old memories… Read More How to Prepare Calamari / Squid

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Tasty Garlicky Seasonings and Dips

Garlic is part of the my MUST list of ingredients along side with black pepper. I love the taste in basically everything. Now you are in sync with garlic after reading the Cooking Basics III:  The Power of Garlic. Since sharing is caring, I would like to present to you a couple of recipes that… Read More Tasty Garlicky Seasonings and Dips

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Cooking Basics Lesson III: The Power of Garlic

The second you try your seasoning and you know it is bland as the rice chips you have been ignoring for months now. You know it is the moment you need to add this fantastic ingredient garlic is. Give your seasoning the chance to shine and make your dish irresistible. Garlic has the ability to… Read More Cooking Basics Lesson III: The Power of Garlic

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Cooking Basics Lesson II: Marinating with an Acidic Touch

The first spoon of guacamole or ceviche is always so memorable due to the taste of jalapeños, avocado, fish, cilantro, red onions, and the very special kick provided acidic touch in the lemon/lime. Every marinate needs an acid to help the seasoning penetrate better. The importance of its use ranges from  denaturing proteins in the meat/fish… Read More Cooking Basics Lesson II: Marinating with an Acidic Touch

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Cooking Basics Lesson I: Seasoning with Salt

Have you ever tried a nice looking piece of beef/chicken/ lamb, and ended up disappointed with its taste? You are not the only one. Many times people miss on the basics of cooking, such as the seasoning with salt. Seasoning ranges from salt, garlic to any aromatic herbs. Salt and garlic are the absolute basic… Read More Cooking Basics Lesson I: Seasoning with Salt