Category: Guides

5 Gifts for Gin Drinkers

A perfectly mixed gin cocktail is the hot new thing, but not so long ago gin was derided as the beverage of choice for bored housewives, and unfairly referred to as 'Mother's Milk'. Fast forward a decade and gin is being rediscovered as the perfect spirit for bringing to life a veritable treasure trove of botanical flavours and aromatics. So with g...

Tagine Use & Care Guide

The word 'tagine' refers to a plate typically of Middle Eastern origin and used widely in Egypt and Morocco. The word also refers to the resulting dish that is cooked in it. The conical lid of the tagine is perfect for steam circulation, which helps to produce meats and vegetables that are tender while remaining firm. Our clay tagines have been sp...

7 Other uses for Slow Cookers

It is often observed that a slow cooker is a one trick pony. It does what it says it will do and cooks your meals with the most essential of all ingredients, time. But what if there was more you could do with your slow cooker? What if instead of sitting idly for 6 months of the year you could put it to good use year round? With these questions in...

Exotic Peppers

Since as early as 1000 B.C. pepper has been the dominant spice on dining tables around the globe. Common black pepper from Karala, India is perhaps the most well known, but there are many other peppers of different geographical origins that bring exciting flavour to your dishes. A brief history: Pepper has been a trade commodity since before the ...

10 Little Gift Ideas

Looking for a small gift for someone who is mad about cooking? Check out our 10 little gift ideas, from the hilariously quirky to the downright essential! Davis and Waddell Juicy Measuring Spoon Set (4) Adding a whole lot of fun to the very important business of accurately measuring your ingredients, these measuring spoons are a fun and practi...

2016 Foodie Gift Guide

Choosing the perfect gift for the foodie in your life can sometimes seem like a daunting task. We are frequently asked for advice on what would be the perfect gift for all types of food enthusiasts, from professional chefs to enthusiastic home cooks. Below is a list of 10 gifts that will delight the beloved foodie in your life....

What to do with Vincotto

Vincotto is a simple reduction of unfermented wine grape must. It is produced by reducing the must to about 1/5 of its original volume over many hours. While not a vinegar in itself, it is often used as the base for many different vinegars including balsamic. The gentle acidity of vincotto also makes it suitable for dressings and marinades, while t...

Know Your Smoke Point

To make your non-stick cookware last you should know the smoke point of the oil you are using. Many non-stick pans, from the cheapest to the most expensive, have been damaged by a low burning oil used on high heat. So what oil should you use and can you salvage your existing non-stick cookware? Read on to find out....

5 Tips To Get You Jamming

For the perfect jam there are couple of simple tips that will ensure a great end result. Our guide will walk you through many important aspects of jam making including selecting your fruit, reaching set point, the difference between the various thickeners and simple ways to can and store your jam....