Category Archive: Tips and tricks

Feb 22

Maintaining hygiene in the kitchen

While we all have different opinions on how clean is clean, we should all understand that the most important lesson to learn before entering a kitchen is to keep it clean, and keep yourself clean. No matter how fresh your ingredients are, if the food is not hygienically prepared, its not healthy to eat. Here …

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Feb 21

Understanding Kitchen Utensils

The first time I went to buy utensils for my kitchen, I was overawed by the different types of utensils available. There were woks, everyday pans, griddles, roasting pans, fry pans, stock pots and what not. I have explained the decision making for hard anodized and nonstick cookware earlier in this blog. That is a …

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Feb 20

Great cleaning agents

Most of us who have been in the kitchen have seen how painful it is to clean up after a meal. And this is even worse if you are not sure how to get that stubborn stain off your clothes or the burnt food off the pan. In today’s world, it becomes important to make …

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Feb 17

Cooking and the basics of blogging

This blog is beginning to come into form, and I believe it is getting better with time. While writing, I have made sure I try to build around the concepts that have been taught to me in my social media class, and bring in information that would interest each reader, and also in the most …

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Feb 16

Great Indian street food right here in the Bay Area

I moved from India to the Bay Area a little over 2 years ago. I am a self proclaimed foodie and appreciate good food, wherever that might be. I had assumed that finding good authentic Indian food so far away from India would be an uphill task. But I soon realized that it was far from the …

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Feb 15

ABCC: Any Body Can Cook

I have grown up believing that the kitchen was not for me. It always appeared to be a skill I was not cut out to master. However, it always fascinated me. I loved watching how things looked so easy in cookery shows and how master chefs would chop vegetables so easily and quickly. I loved …

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Feb 15

Why plastic is not good for your kitchen

No kitchen is complete without plastic containers, or utensils. It has long been used in kitchens for storage and most of us find it difficult to manage without it. However, recent studies are now revealing just how harmful plastic storage and use can be. Using plastic water bottles is harmful because of the chemical Bisphenol …

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Feb 15

Indian Roti: Tips and tricks

For an Indian meal, the most essential element is the roti or chappati (Indian bread) that is served with the vegetables or gravies. When I think of roti, I am reminded of the hot puffed rotis that used to be served at the table at meal times back in India. I used to take that …

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Feb 15

Using a Dishwasher: Top Tips

The one gadget in the kitchen that I truly love from the bottom of my heart is the dishwasher. Most households now have one, but getting the best out of them requires knowing a few things about dishwashers. Here is the knowledge I have gained: Dishwashers should only be run with dishwasher liquid. No other …

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Feb 15

Chopping Onions Tear Free

One of the biggest challenges in the kitchen is to chop an onion without tears. Considering the amount onions are used in the kitchen, it would make life a lot easier if we didn’t need to cry when chopping them. So here are a few tips to avoid the mess. Chill your onion for about 15 minutes before …

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