Kitchen Tips

Five Sure Fire Meat Cooking Tips

No matter the species or the cut, the same basic cooking principles apply for them all. Here are five basic cooking tips that will help you achieve perfected cooked meat cuts with enhanced taste. High heat is essential for enhancing deep flavour. With high heat, you can create a delicious caramelised flavour. Browning the meat, […]

Use Your Table To Setting To Set The Tone For A Merry Christmas Gathering

The climax of the holiday season is always the gathering of your loved ones for a well-prepared feast and table settings are an important element to elevate the festivities. From the candles to the smallest details such as chair decor, we have put together an informative guide on how to set your main table this […]

Reducing Food Waste During The Silly Season

Christmas can be a tricky time of the year. It most certainly means enjoying time with friends and family and far more shopping than usual, to cater for these gatherings. At this time of year, we tend to shop in bulk where possible for our convenience and it becomes easy to say yes to just […]

Meal Planning During The Festive Season

Believe it or not, the festive season is once again upon us. There are roughly nine weeks until Christmas and that means family getting together, fun outings and lots of yummy food. During a normal week, meal plans can be a fantastic tool to help you save time and money, and to cook healthy meals […]

Global Handwashing Day – Responsible Hands Are Clean Hands

Annually, October 15, marks Global Handwashing Day. The campaign is put together by the Global Handwashing Partnership, to encourage and motivate people worldwide to improve their handwashing habits. The key focus of the campaign and its subsequent education initiatives, are to raise awareness of handwashing with soap to prevent the spread of diseases. Amongst other […]

What you need to know about listeriosis

There has been an outbreak of a disease called listeriosis, which can cause mild to severe gastro in most people. The danger of this disease is that it can lead to meningitis or septicaemia in people who have compromised immune systems. It can also cause pregnant women to miscarry. Since meat and some of the […]

Meat Marinating 101

Figure 1 Image Credit: Google Images A good marinade is responsible for both tenderising meat and adding scrumptious flavour. Depending on individual taste and suppliers, marinades vary from recipe to recipe, but they generally contain three important components.; oils, acids and seasonings. Most marinades costs of at least one acidic ingredient such as vinegar or […]

Shopping for beef

If you are unsure of how to choose a beef cut that may be best for you, we suggest you pay attention to the following three tips; 1)WELL BUTCHERED Cuts of the same variety will generally be roughly about the same size and thickness. Look carefully for meats with no ragged edges, hacked bits or […]

Must try South African foods

South African food is considered to be amongst the most nutritious dishes in the African continent. Not only will it awaken your taste sensation, it will provide more nourishment than one can bargain for. Here are five popular foods that are not only firm favourites in our kitchens but also, give tourists a scrumptious memory […]

Think eggs – some egg – citing facts about eggs

Eggs are among the healthiest and most nutritious foods on the planet. Eggs contain the highest quality protein you can buy. To tell if an egg is raw or hard-cooked, spin it! If the egg spins easily, it is hard-cooked but if it wobbles, it is raw. Egg yolks are one of the few foods […]

Pork 101–Nutritional Facts And Health Effects

Pork is the meant of the domestic pig. Although it is a popular choice of meat, it’s consumption is forbidden in religions such as Judaism, Hinduism and Islam. For this reason, pork is illegal in many Islamic countries. It is often eaten unprocessed but cured and preserved pork products are also very common. This include […]

Beef 101-Nutrition Facts And Health Benefits

In case you didn’t already know, beef is the meat of cattle. Categorised as red meat, it contains higher amounts of iron than the chicken or fish. Usually eaten as roasts, ribs or steaks, beef is commonly minced too. Fresh lean beef is rich in various vitamins and minerals. Especially iron and zinc. It is […]

Foods and Moods: How To Eat To Cheer Yourself Up

Sweets, treats and your favourite snacks can undoubtedly make you feel happier, but let’s talk science. In recent years, a lot of research tells us that our diet can affect our mood. Some foods are now known to flip your mood, because of certain compounds they contain. The theory is quite simple. The food we […]

Not Every Animal Is Beef! Learn Their Meat Names

It is most convenient and common for the average consumer to refer to animal meat sources as beef or simply as meat. In reality meat from different animal is completely different; although, of course, nobody, would go around referring to chicken or turkey as beef. The only distinction we seem to have gotten between meat […]

Fun Food Ideas To Help You Survive The School Holidays

When the school holidays roll around, the last thing that kids want to be eating is what they would normally find in their lunch boxes. Let’s admit it, there is just something about the festive season that turns the adorable little buggers into gremlins with and insatiable appetite. To avoid Mum (and Dad) running out […]

Why is turkey synonymous with the holidays

Turkey is a mainstay of the Thanksgiving dinner. But it’s not necessarily the best-tasting beast around, nor the cheapest. So how did turkey come to monopolize the holiday? On Christmas, most of us will sit down to feast on a turkey dinner. How did we end up with the tradition of eating turkeys during the […]

Cooking the perfect steak

Of all the dishes in the Chef’s kitchen, a great steak is undoubtedly, the tastiest of achievements. We all love it, but few of us have mastered the art of cooking it at home. Thankfully, all it takes is some basic knowledge and you will be cooking steaks to rival your favourite steakhouse. Know your […]