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Storing & Preserving Food: Cooling

Storing & Preserving Food: Cooling

What is cooling? In modern times, cooling means storing something in the refrigerator, where it is kept at a constant temperature of between 0°C-5°C / 32°F-41°F. For our cave-dwelling ancestors, cooling meant storing food underground or underwater. And for our more immediate ancestors, cooling meant […]

Thai Green Curry Paste

Thai Green Curry Paste

Compared to an Indian curry, Thai curry has fewer spices but a greater number of aromatics. This creates a fresher, brighter style of curry. A good Thai Green curry is a perfect balance of hot (chillies), sour (lime juice), sweet (coconut sugar) and salty (fish sauce). […]

Gluten-free Gingernut Biscuits (made with lard)

Gluten-free Gingernut Biscuits (made with lard)

Although putting pig fat into biscuits might sound like a strange concept to modern tastes, good old-fashioned lard really does make the best biscuits. This is because lard is a stable fat, which remains solid at room temperature. Unlike oil, it cannot be stirred into […]

Dairy-free Creamy Celeriac & Parsnip Mash

Dairy-free Creamy Celeriac & Parsnip Mash

The silky smooth texture and pleasing blandness of mashed potato offers an unobtrusive backdrop for bolder flavours, making it the favourite accompaniment to rich stews and fatty meats like pork sausages. If you want to cut out or reduce white potatoes from your diet, celeriac makes […]

Carrot & White Cabbage Coleslaw

Carrot & White Cabbage Coleslaw

Coleslaw is a raw vegetable salad made with finely shredded cabbage that is tossed in a thick, creamy dressing such as mayonnaise, yoghurt or sour cream. However, you can make a lighter version by dressing the vegetables with oil and vinegar. Coleslaw of the creamy variety makes a […]

Braised Red Cabbage with Apple & Spices

Braised Red Cabbage with Apple & Spices

Braised Red Cabbage is a winter dish that is traditionally served with rich, fatty meats like duck, goose or pork. This is because the interplay of sweet and sour flavours cuts through the fattiness, making it a particularly good accompaniment. The basic dish comprises of shredded […]