Food Marketing, And How It Will Benefit You

How to leverage social media as a chef   Before social media only those that consumed your delicious dishes could see their beautiful aesthetic. Only those that were in the vicinity could stand in awe at your creations. But guess what? Social media has changed the game. Food marketing is the future now.   Now […]

Pastry: Short Crust

Recipe: Short Pastry   Cooking Methods Baking Roasting Frying/Sautéing Stewing   Ingredients 250g Cake Flour 160g Butter 65g Egg 5g Salt 1tbsp Milk   Method Crumb the butter and flour together. Add the salt. Add the eggs. Add the milk. Combine the mixture until it resembles a crumbly dough, then work it into a ball […]

Food Preparation: Grilled Fish And Rice

Recipe: Grilled fish with lemon butter and savoury rice   Cooking Methods Sautéing Grilling Boiling   Ingredients for grilled fish 1 hake fillet Salt and pepper to taste ¼ tsp Cajun spice ¼ tsp chopped fennel and dill 1tsp butter 1tbsp oil Seasoning   Method Heat the pan until it starts to smoke Add the […]

Food Preparation: Brown Bread

Recipe: Brown Bread   Ingredients 2tbsp White Sugar 1tbsp Instant Yeast ¾cup Warm Water ¼ cup Milk 1tbsp Vegetable Oil 1cup Whole Wheat Flour 2cups All Purpose Flour 1tsp Salt Egg, beaten   Method In a small mixing bowl, dissolve the sugar and yeast in warm water. Let stand until creamy, about 10 minutes. In […]

Food Preparation: White Bread

Recipe: White Bread   Cooking Methods Baking kneeding   Ingredients 625g White Bread Flour 10g Instant Yeast 500ml Water 40g Sugar 15g Salt 60g Butter Sesame Seeds (by choice) Poppy Seeds (by choice) Dried Oregano (by choice) Coarse Salt (by choice)   Method: Place the flour, sugar and salt in a large mixing bowl Sprinkle […]

Food Preparation: Chicken And Waffles

Recipe: Chicken and waffles topped with gravy   Cooking methods Deep frying Baking Sautéing   Ingredients for waffle 250ml flour 1tsp baking powder 1 tsp salt 1 large egg or 2 small eggs 250ml milk 4tbsp butter 125ml sharp cheddar   Method Heat the oven to 250°F and arrange a rack in the middle. Set […]

Food Preparation: Chicken Schnitzel

Recipe: Chicken schnitzel sandwich with slaw and mayonnaise Cooking Methods Baking Kneading Shallow frying Emulsion   Pretzel Bun Ingredients 218g flour 15g butter 60ml baking soda 1 egg ½ tsp yeast ½ tsp salt   Method   Combine flour, salt and yeast Add butter Start combining flour with butter then slowly adding in the warm […]

Food Preparation: Apple Chilli Chutney

Recipe: Apple Chilli Chutney Ingredients 75g Water 100g Onion, chopped 3ea Garlic Cloves, chopped 400g Granny smith Apples, brunoise 12ea Red Chillies 125g Vinegar 300g Brown Sugar 2ml Ground Cinnamon 2ml Cayenne Pepper 2ml Salt   Method: Place all the ingredients in a pot and bring to the boil, making sure that all the sugar […]

Pastry: Quiche With Roasted Butternut

Recipe: Quiche With Roasted Butternut   Ingredients 70g Butternut 2ml Cumin 2ml Ground coriander 5ml Honey 5ml olive oil 30d Feta 20g Flaked almond 1 Red onion Salt and Pepper 60ml Red wine 60ml Brown sugar 1 Clove garlic Sprig fresh thyme 2ml Chilli Flakes 30ml Red wine vinegar 60ml Port Butter Short crust pastry […]

Pastry: Quiche Lorraine

Recipe: Quiche Lorraine Ingredients 30g Bacon, diced and cooked 15g Gruyere Cheese 1 Eggs 125ml Cream Salt, pepper and seasoning Nutmeg Short Crust Pastry   Method Place bacon and cheese in quiche crust. To make the custard, combine the eggs and cream with seasoning. Pour the custard over the bacon and cheese, bake at 160’c […]

Food Preparation: Beef Liver Pate

Recipe: Beef Liver Pate Cooking methods Puree Sautee Flambé   Ingredients 125 g beef liver 1 tbsp. cooking oil ¼ white onion chopped 1 bay leaf 25 ml cream 1 tsp. brandy 75 g softened butter ½ tsp. mustard 25 g chopped parsley Coriander seeds Nutmeg Salt and pepper   Method Rinse and trim beef […]

Food Preparation: Nicoise Salad

Recipe: Nicoise Salad   Ingredients for salad 80g fresh tuna 2 new potato 6 Green beans 4 Cherry tomatoes 4 Olives 4 capers 2 anchovy Chives Mixed lettuce leave 1 Boiled egg 1/8 Red onion   Method for salad Boil potato then cut in halves and season with salt and pepper While potato is boiling, […]

Food Preparation: Chicken Caesar Salad

Recipe: Chicken Caesar Salad   Cooking Methods Grilling Frying Baking Boiling Emulsifying   Ingredients for salad 1 chicken breast Seasoning Cos lettuce 1 rashers bacon 1 slices white bread 20g Parmesan shavings 1 egg   Method for salad Season chicken and grill or pan fry then set aside Cut bread into cubes drizzle with olive […]

Food Preparation: Matar Paneer

Recipe: Matar Paneer   Cooking methods Boiling Simmering Sautéing Kneading Pureeing   Read more about the Tasty World   Ingredients 100g peas 2 tomatoes 60ml cashew nuts 1 tbsp. mixed masala 2tbsp garam masala 1tsp ground cumin 1tsp ground coriander ½ tsp chili powder 1tsp turmeric 1tsp salt 1tsp sugar 100ml water 3 garlic cloves […]

Food Preparation: Celery Root Rémoulade

Recipe: Celery Root Rémoulade   Ingredients 1 egg yolk 1 tbsp. Dijon Mustard ¾ Cup grape seed oil 1 tbsp. lemon juice Half medium size celery root Fresh parsley Salt and pepper Method Whisk together egg yolk and mustard, while whisking slowly pour in the oil (A few drops at a time) to create a […]

Culinary School: 12 Great Reasons Why You Should Go

A common piece of advice you may hear is to choose a career path that you love because you’ll never work a day in your life. If your passion is cooking, then why not consider a career as a culinary arts professional? No one is naturally an expert in culinary arts. Every master chef started out […]

Chef Career: Money & Job (What You Need To Know)

Choosing a career has never been easy, let alone deciding to become a chef. As an aspiring chef; knowledge of the culinary industry and your career path are what will ensure your future success. That dream of working in award winning hotels and restaurants, or starting your own world-class eatery can only be achieved when […]

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