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How To, Ideas & Hints

Ideas and guidelines for doing things in the Kitchen.

12 Smoking Mistakes To Ruin Your Barbecue

12 Smoking Mistakes To Ruin Your Barbecue

Smoking meat should be fun. This can get stressful when your guests start to arrive just when everything is going wrong.

Barbeque Ribs - How To Cook
  • Time: 6 hours
  • Complexity: very easy

Barbeque Ribs - How To Cook

The selection, preparation and barbequing of Pork Ribs.

Basic Guide to Food Presentation

Basic Guide to Food Presentation

This tutorial steps you through the tricks of eye-chtching presentations.

Best Meats to Smoke

Best Meats to Smoke

Best Meats to Smoke – Beef, Pork, Seafood and more.

Brining Pork Belly
  • Time: 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Complexity: very easy

Brining Pork Belly

The best way to keep your pork moist and flavoursome while cooking. Try adding your favourite spices!

Brisket Injection - Why & How

Brisket Injection - Why & How

From the chest of a steer, a hardworking muscle that holds 60% of its weight, making it a tough cut to work with. Injection boosts moisture content and helps to prevent turning out boot leather.

Brisket Perfection by Myron Mixon
  • Time: 8 hours 10 minutes plus refrigeration time
  • Complexity: easy

Brisket Perfection by Myron Mixon

This is the only way to make brisket, try it and enjoy the delicious results! Pay attention to these steps and you’ll have the one the way you want it.

Cage Bag Pie Case
  • Time: 20 minutes

Cage Bag Pie Case

This pie crust is easier than you think. Give it a go.

Cajun Spice Mix
  • Time: 5 minutes
  • Complexity: very easy

Cajun Spice Mix

This is a mildly hot Cajun spice mix you make yourself with common spices from your pantry. For those who like it hotter, add the optional crushed red pepper.

Caraway

Caraway

Caraway has been used as a spice for about 5000 years. Originally from temperate Asian countries.

Carving Makes a Difference in Tenderness & Appearance
  • Complexity: very easy

Carving Makes a Difference in Tenderness & Appearance


Carving has distinct utilitarian purposes - to serve the meat so when eaten it is most tender, juicy, visually appealing, and reduces waste. The most important concept is to slice across the grain.

Chilli

Chilli

Chillies contain capsaicin, which is the source of their fiery flavour. It is an oily substance, not water soluable, that can be painful in contact with eyes or other sensitive areas. Measured in Scoville units ranging from 0 to 300,000.

Choi Poh Sweet-Salty Preserved Radish
  • Time: Several Days
  • Complexity: easy

Choi Poh Sweet-Salty Preserved Radish

2.5 kg of Daikon yields 612 g of Choi Poh so make plenty. It keeps almost indefinitely. The various dishes it is used in are so delicious that you’ll go through a large quantity in no time at all.

Cinnamon

Cinnamon

Native to Sri Lanka. Very old - mentioned in the Bible and Sanskrit manuscripts.

Comparative Properties of Common Cooking Fats

Comparative Properties of Common Cooking Fats

This chart gives you some idea of the health value of various cooking mediums. As you can see, coconut oil is the worst.