Posted on Oct 31 2013 - 2:40pm by YSC
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You see it may sound crazy but if you’re trying to watch what you eat at home so that you can eat out like a glutton, then fried chicken and karaage chicken aren’t completely off limits. This is a recipe I’ve been developing for a little while so we’ve had lots of fried chicken to eat. If you’re like me and adore chicken karaage yet perhaps...

If you had ever asked me for restaurant recommendations before coming to Istanbul, you must be familiar with Kantin. And I sincerely hope you were there during the artichoke season. Or the ever-so-short snap pea season. Şemsa Denizsel, chef and owner of Kantin, works wonders in the kitchen. And as you’re reading this, she’s cooking up a storm in CIA’s kitchen...

Raclettes are traditionally served with potatoes, salty pickles, pickled onions and dried meat. Canadian Raclette can also be enjoyed in fondues. On a simpler note, it adds character to grilled-cheese sandwiches, salads and pasta or legume dishes. In a tasting, this cheese won’t go unnoticed! Natural cheeses can generally be divided into four different groups –...

Posted on Oct 31 2013 - 12:52pm by YSC
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Put flour and shortening into a small bowl. With two knives (or a pastry blender), cut shortening into flour until thoroughly mixed. Work on the crust at this time, not after adding water. Add water and use a fork to toss quickly. Handle as little as possible. It can be a bit crumbly when you put it onto plastic wrap. Form a ball as you wrap it tightly and refrigerate...

When in Southern India I ate Masala Dosa every morning for breakfast. Dosa are crispy rice and lentil based pancakes filled with varying flavours of masala. Most commonly, the pancake would feature a mild potato masala but one one occasion I sampled this delicious mushroom filling. This home version matched the taste very well indeed – fragrant and earthy. I would...

In British fish and chip shops, the fish and chips can be accompanied by “fritters”, which means a food item, such as a slice of potato, a pineapple ring, an apple ring or chunks, or mushy peas, fried in batter. Hence: “potato fritter”, “pineapple fritter”, “apple fritter”, “pea fritter”, etc. At...

This is the second largest park in Poland, and the largest in northern Europe. It was opened on January 16, 1959, and was created for the protection of the natural environment, namely the forest and its wildlife. Within the park, there are over 5,000 types of animal, including salmon, lynx, black storks and bison. The area has been recognized by UNESCO World Biosphere...

Crust: 1 1/2 cups of flour 1/4 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp salt 1 tsp sugar 1/2 cup Crisco shortening Mix all ingredients in a stand mixer on medium speed swiftly until crust appears “pea like.” Carefully sprinkle ice cold water in crust mix until it just starts to be fully moistened and gathers together. Pat into disc, wrap and refrigerate for at least one half...

Some breakfast cereals require cooking; others are packaged ready-to-eat. Roasted and rolled oatmeal, eaten as porridge, requires brief boiling. Cooking time of these processed cereals has been greatly reduced, and various “instant” forms are available. Although oats are used chiefly as livestock feed, some are processed for human consumption, especially as...

Made with cake flour, these are the fluffiest pumpkin cupcakes you’ve ever sunk your teeth into. Full of pumpkin flavor and complemented by cinnamon cream cheese frosting, they are the perfect fall cupcake. A muffin is a type of quick bread of American origin that is baked in portions appropriate for one person. They are similar to cupcakes in size and...