Tagged: food

Should you stick with Teflon?

The chemical polytetrafluoro­ethylene (PTFE), with nonstick properties, was discovered accidentally in 1938 by a DuPont chemist working with refrigerant gases. Shortly after, PTFE (dubbed Teflon) appeared as a coating on cookware and other products,...

Are GMOs good or bad?

In most cases, GMOs have been altered with DNA from another organism, be it a bacterium, plant, virus or animal; these organisms are sometimes referred to as “transgenic” organisms. A gene from a spider that...

Best roast potatoes recipe

Large chunks of potato maximize the contrast between exterior and interior. Parboiling the potatoes in alkaline water breaks down their surfaces, creating tons of starchy slurry for added surface area and crunch. Infusing the...

Chocolate sponge with fresh ginger

Ingredients: 175 grams + 50 grams of butter 175 grams of flour 175 grams of sugar 300 ml of cream a piece of ginger 3 eggs two tablespoons of golden syrup Teaspoon of vanilla...

The raw food diet craze

The belief in the benefits of raw foods—sometimes called “living foods”—is nothing new. Sylvester Graham, for whom the cracker is named, promoted raw foods 150 years ago, just as some chefs, cookbooks, celebrities, and...

Okonomiyaki

Okonomiyaki is a Japanese savoury pancake containing a variety of ingredients. The name is derived from the word okonomi, meaning “how you like” or “what you like”, and yaki meaning “grill”. Okonomiyaki is mainly...

8 healthy winter soups

Besides being comforting and soul-soothing, soup has many practical virtues: It can often be made ahead of time and frozen, making later preparation quick and easy. Soups are perfect for using lots and lots...

Superfood trends for 2017

According to Mintel’s 2017 global food and drink report, plant-based diets are set to explode into the mainstream this year, which makes sense, given that veganism has grown a staggering 360% in the last...

8 lesser-known condiments to try

Whether you prefer spicy, savory, or slightly sweet, these tasty condiments are either widely available at supermarkets or can be made in your kitchen. Keep in mind that most condiments tend to be high...