Category: Cooking Techniques

Switching from Small Scale to Large Scale Food Production

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Catering requires the production of food on a much larger scale than usual. It may include catering for parties, weddings, functions and other events where lots of people are present. When upping the amount of food you are going to be cooking, there are certain ways you will need to approach the transition. Make sure you are as organised as possible. You should prepare as much of the food ahead of time as you can. The preparation is going to be the part that takes the longest, as it will involve chopping vegetables, collecting together ingredients and making sure everything is ready to be cooked. If you can begin ahead of time, make sure you do. You also need to make sure you have the right equipment. You will need a bigger oven to cook in bulk and will need large saucepans to be able to cook big enough portions.

Ideas for a Successful Dinner Party

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A successful dinner party relies on some delicious dishes in order to keep your guests happy. They also need to be entertained and need to have a selection of drinks available to them, making it less than simple to strike the perfect balance when throwing your dinner party. Here are some tips to follow: Prepare as much of the food as you can beforehand. Don’t cook it too early or it may not taste as fresh as you want. However, you can get all of the ingredients ready. Entertain your guests. They are there because they want to spend time with you. Make sure you have planned your cooking schedule to give you time to talk to them. Don’t try to be too ambitious. Choose dishes that will impress your guests without trying to show off. Cook something you are confident with – a dinner party is not a time to try out new recipes.

Catering for Vegans – Some Simple Ideas 

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Catering for vegans has never been easier. With a wide range of meat and dairy alternatives available and a push towards fresh, organic food, there are lots of ingredients on offer that are suitable for a vegan diet. Here are some of the things to think about when catering for vegans: • Make vegan options interesting. Gone are the days where vegans would be offered a plain salad in a restaurant. Use fresh ingredients to create some interesting options. • Think of the flavours. All flavours have to come from the ingredients – you can’t just rely on the quality of the meat. Find interesting twists and incorporate new food flavours into your dishes. • Don’t rely on meat substitutes. Sometimes, people simply don’t like meat. Have them as an option but don’t make all of your food include them. • Ask vegans for ideas. They will be able to give you some tips and pass on favourite recipes.

Learning to Cook – how to Improve your Skills

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Cooking is an art. It is more than simply making food to eat – it can be enjoyable in so many ways, from choosing the right presentation to finding that one special ingredient that will completely change a dish. Improving your cooking skills is very easy and you will have lots of delicious food to eat as you practice as well! One of the best resources for budding chefs is the internet. Here you will be able to find recipes, cooking advice, information on different cuisines and a variety of techniques to use. There are a lot of different websites that will show you what to do via videos and detailed recipes. The best way to become a good chef is to practice. Keep cooking and you will get better with every dish. You will begin to learn what you can do to make dishes taste good and how different ingredients work together.

A Quick Guide to Steaming Vegetables

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Steaming your vegetables is a quick and simple process. You can get food on the table in no time at all, and it will still remain tasty and nutritious. In order to get the best results from steaming, there are a few things you should think about. What are you going to use for your steaming? The easiest thing to do is buy a steaming set, which will come with everything you need. If you don’t have one though, it’s easy to improvise. You can use a heat-proof colander over a pan of boiling water. Just make sure the veg is covered and doesn’t go into the water, otherwise this is the same as boiling and you will lose valuable nutrients. Is your veg cut up properly? It will need to be chopped up into similarly-sized pieces. Don’t make them too small or too big, otherwise they will cook at the wrong speed, and if they’re different sizes, they will cook unevenly. Do you know how long you should be steaming different vegetables for? Here are some approximate Keep reading