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What You Need To Know About The Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival

What You Need To Know About The Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival

The Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival, also called the Autumn Moon Festival, is a major festival in Chinese culture, second only to Chinese New Year in importance. Held during the...

August 26, 2014
3 Tips For Making Chinese Mooncakes

3 Tips For Making Chinese Mooncakes

Chinese mooncakes classically consist of circular pastry shells filled with a sweet or savoury filling. Part of the appeal of mooncakes is the contrast in textures between the...

August 25, 2014
5 Common Problems When Making French Macarons

5 Common Problems When Making French Macarons

French macarons are notoriously difficult to make, yet once mastered it’s easy to look back and understand the reasons why they didn’t work. With this in mind...

August 22, 2014
A Simple Strawberry Dessert in Minutes

A Simple Strawberry Dessert in Minutes

When it comes to strawberry desserts, simple is better. This simple strawberry dessert can be made in just 10 minutes and is sure to impress guests with its balance of...

August 21, 2014
The Secret To The Perfect Cocktail? We Say Chilli

The Secret To The Perfect Cocktail? We Say Chilli

You can’t beat a touch of chilli in a cocktail. I’ve suspected this for some time, but then a chance tasting at David Chang’s

August 20, 2014
Make Shirataki Noodles Taste Great: Umami-Rich Chicken Soup

Make Shirataki Noodles Taste Great: Umami-Rich Chicken Soup

Shirataki noodles or ‘miracle noodles’ as they are often known, are famous in the UK for having close to no calories. Yet in Japan they are a common ingredient in...

August 19, 2014
Getting To Grips With Squid Ink: An Introduction

Getting To Grips With Squid Ink: An Introduction

When dusk falls on a balmy summer evening on the Rias Baixas along Spain’s north-west Galician coastline, there’s one thought on many people’s mind: bringing a squid home...

August 18, 2014
How To Grind Long Pepper In Seconds

How To Grind Long Pepper In Seconds

Java long pepper is used in spice mixes around the world. Its intense heat and exotic scent add complexity to Indian...

August 15, 2014
Marmitako Squid Stew with Squid Ink Soda Bread

Marmitako Squid Stew with Squid Ink Soda Bread

Marmitako, or Basque fisherman’s stew, is traditionally made aboard fishing boats using freshly caught tuna. Nowadays, squid marmitako has become a popular...

August 12, 2014

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