Cooking Preparation

Cooking is something many enjoy doing, some find it a task. Being organized in the kitchen can help greatly in the preparation involved in cooking. Whether you have a huge gourmet kitchen or a kitchenette, knowing how to keep it organized is a good place to start. Here are some tips; 1) Keep your utensils in a place located closely to the area in which you will prepare your food. Your cooking utensils would do well in a container or on hooks right at arms length to the stove, so having them handing will keep things running smoothly. 2) Spices, if you are one that adds your spices as you cook, keep them in either a spice caracole or a …

GE Monogram Cook Tops: Why They Are Handy

General Electric’s Monogram Collection is a line of appliances that have a high standard of visual appeal and reliability. Being a well-known and popular brand, General Electric (GE) is a safe choice for your appliances. Keeping this in mind, let’s take a look at a machine that every kitchen should be equipped with: the cook top. The GE Monogram cook tops are available in both an electric and gas variety. You can use natural or liquid propane gas to fuel the gas burner. Or if you don’t like using gas, you can choose the electric model instead. Either type of cook top will offer the power you need to cook any type of food. One of the features of a …

Gas Ovens

If you want to take your cooking skills up another notch then it might be time to look at changing to a gas stove. Gas stoves are the preferred choice of professional cooks for the simple reason that they offer more flexibility. The heat adjustments are more accurate and instant. If you turn the gas down, the heat will lower immediately, unlike an electric stove that will take time to cool down to the lower heat setting. Gas stoves also allow varied cooking styles that aren’t quite so easily achieved with an electric stove such as wok cooking. Gas stoves give you the ability to fine tune the heat and with the use of a wok you can cook various …

Discounted Cookware Makes Dining In More Enjoyable

When people visit a restaurant and enjoy dishes that were prepared to perfection, they might be inclined to purchase a professional grade of cookware for use at home. There are many styles of cookware that are drastically discounted on the internet and these cookware collections often make dining in more fun than dining out. Some couples have a great time preparing meals together throughout the week. One might have studied a style of cooking in a cooking class and is now capable of preparing full flavored dishes at home. This type of cooking might have required the family to purchase cookware like woks but preparing these ethnic foods at home is certainly cheaper than ordering it for take-out. Many families …

Types Of Cookware: Pots And Pans

Pots and pans make the most essential part of your cookware. There are lots of various types available for each particular cooking method or a few different methods. Skillet/frying pan has a flat bottom with short sides that are flared or sloped, which makes it easier to toss and turn food with a spatula. The pan is usually made of a responsive to heat material such as lined copper, stainless steel with a copper or aluminum core, anodized aluminum or cast iron. Non-stick surface is also popular in such pans. They are available in different sizes and generally come with a cover. Roasting pan is usually of a rectangular shape with low sides allowing the heat from the oven to …

What do you really need in cookware and crockery

Cookware is always a rather contentious subject. I have seen chefs turn up to even the simplest of cooking jobs carrying more than it would take to maintain your average oil tanker (though maybe this is not the best use for your cookware), when all that was really needed was a knife and something to sharpen it with. So what are the real ”cookware essentials”, the things that you really can’t do without? Well surprisingly you actually need only a very small amount of things to get you going. Probably considerably less than you have already. All the cookware you actually need is a good knife, a means of sharpening it, a chopping board and a couple of pans. You …

A Beginners Guide to Chinese Cookery

Introduction When I first ate Chinese food in the UK in the 1970s, it was really quite unappealing. Everything came in a gloopy sauce and seemed to taste the same, due to the overuse of monosodium glutamate, supposedly a flavour enhancer but in reality, nothing of the kind. Then in the 1980s a new breed of Chinese restaurant arrived (at least it took that long to reach the provinces) which provided lighter, tastier Chinese cooking demonstrating regional differences. There was one drawback, however, which was that this new type of restaurant was much more expensive than the original cheap ‘n tasteless ones. Consequently, I thought how nice it would be to cook Chinese food at home but I had no …