Cooking


To really impress your date, don’t make a reservation, make a meal. Women melt when men cook for them. They think it’s sweet and sensitive… and sexy. But what if you don’t fancy yourself a chef? No sweat. Even if you don’t know the difference between basting and blanching, there are plenty of no-sweat dishes that will fool her into thinking you know your way around the kitchen.

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When we think of fast food, we typically think of fast-food giants such as McDonald’s, Burger King, Wendy’s, Subway and many others.

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Call it a soup or stew, gumbo derives its name from the word kigombo, a term used in Africa, kigombo means okra. Gumbo has its origins deep rooted to Louisiana though it is equally popular in the Southern parts of the United States and in the Gulf Coast of the United States.

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Meatloaf for many is a comfort food that brings back pleasant memories of childhood and family meals gatherings for many. Meatloaf is a seasoned meat dish which is formed into a loaf shape.

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Soups bring to mind steaming bowls of hot nutritious broths – panacea for the body and soul. Gazpacho soup on the other hand is a cold Spanish soup that can be traced to the southern region of Andalusia. Gazpacho is extensively consumed by people living in Spain, Portugal and the Latin American countries.

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A casual or serious occasion, tea drinking in China always has a definite snack accompaniment in the form of Dim Sum. A Chinese delicacy, dimsum may also be a light meal or a brunch. Dim sum literally means ‘to touch your heart’ - bite-size morsels that will bring delight to the heart. The incredible varieties of dim sum have helped it secure a popular place amongst Chinese or Oriental food popular around the world.

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Knives can be classified according to their functionality. The shapes and the styles of the knives determine the kind of task they perform. Knives can be primarily categorized as chopping, slicing and striking knifes. Slicers can again be divided into those that are used against a cutting board and those that are not.

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