MOVIE BITES – QUIDDITCH PLAYER’S PIE Musical pairing – The Quidditch Match by John Williams I am completely in love with the world of Harry Potter. I wear my Gryffindor scarf with pride. So when I went search for Harry Potter-based recipes, I was excited to find so many. Quidditch Pie is one of the many culinary delights that I imagine Molly Weasley bakes in her charming cottage kitchen amidst all of her knitted potholders and dark wooden furniture. She uses magic. Anyone can be a great cook if they can wave a wand at their ingredients. First I spooned the ground beef/carrot/onion sauce mixture into a lasagna pan. The icing bags I was using were super thin. I slid the Quidditch Pie into the oven, settled into a comfy chair to watch “The Prisoner of Azkaban” and waited for the results. The Quidditch Pie was wonderful. I didn’t tell her about the instant mashed potatoes . . . QUIDDITCH PLAYERS PIESmith Bites Spin on Standard Shepherd’s PieServes 4-6 Audrey Brown is a freelance journalist and voice over artist.
Where Chefs Eat (Pre-order) | Food / Cook | Phaidon Store Where Chefs Eat is a new international restaurant guide published by Phaidon Press. Unlike other guides, we didn’t ask critics or foodies to tell us their favourite places to eat, we asked the people who know food the best: over 400 of the world’s top chefs. From bargain noodle joints to high-end restaurants; late-night haunts to all-day breakfasts; neighbourhood eateries to destination restaurants, Where Chefs Eat has more than 2,000 personal recommendations for where to eat around the globe. Edited by food writer Joe Warwick, with entertaining reviews, quotes from the chefs and useful maps, Where Chefs Eat is the perfect guide for the culinary traveller. Over the years the Phaidon food team have been lucky enough to make books with some of the world’s leading chefs. But we weren’t alone in having direct access to top restaurant recommendations.
Kitchen 101: Cooking Methods Kitchen 101: Cooking Methods Buy the Cooking Methods Posters at The Sweet Tooth Paper Goods Company! Enter “LIFEHACKER” into the promo code box and get 10% off the Mixing Methods Poster! Slow and gentle, rough and fast, hot and wet. Some methods refer to where the heat is applied and others refer to the tool used to create heat. As for baking, you may be wondering just how many cooking methods are actually used in making pastries. Dry-Heat Cooking Methods The first of the two major categories in cooking methods is the Dry-Heat collection of methods. Baking Ninety percent of the recipes in this blog will call you to bake it at some point. Did you know? Baking refers to the cooking method that requires cooking in an enclosed space with dry heat. Tip: When using a convection oven, you can adjust the recipe by reducing the baking time by 25% or reducing the temperature by 25 degrees. Roasting Tip: When cooking large or tough cuts of meat, use a low temperature for a long cooking time. Barbecue
Kitchen 101: Fruits, Vegetables & Herbs Kitchen 101: Fruits, Vegetables & Herbs I’d be remiss if I simply focused on imparting technical knowledge in the Kitchen 101 series here at Chasing Delicious. I’d be downright neglectful if I didn’t talk about ingredients, particularly the biggest misconception about produce today: that it is naturally available year-round. Time spent in transit or storage is not the only inflated aspect of buying produce out of season. The biggest problem with buying out of season produce, and the focus of this article, is the lack of freshness and sacrifice in flavor and nutrients. My favorite part about abiding by an ingredient’s natural availability is what I like to call the Thanksgiving effect. That being said, there are many factors that effects a particular ingredients season. While these charts will provide you with a general understanding of what is in season when, there are three additional steps you can take to ensure you are eating in season produce that is at its freshest.
How to be a food snob - Food Advice There’s no more insufferable supper companion than a food snob: You know, one of those folks who sit around and complain that the sauce is too bright and the roux too bitter, or that the onions should have been allowed to sweat rather than brown. But hey, there’s something to be said for the power of their palates, their ability to pick up cues and vocalize what they’re tasting from the muddle of flavors in the mouth. (Even if, as I sometimes suspect, they just think they can.) I’m not talking about “super tasters” — those few who physically have more taste buds than the rest of us — but the eaters and cooks who always seem to know just what it is they’re eating. How do they do it? And more importantly, other than spending $60,000 on a culinary degree, could I train myself to do it, too? Breathe, Damn It! Our tongues are equipped to experience only salty, bitter, sour and sweet flavors, plus umami, a newish term we borrowed from the Japanese to define a savory tasting sensation.
How To Trick Delivery Sites Into Sending You Food For Fun, Profit And Misery 13 Cheeses Everyone Should Know SLIDESHOW: 13 Cheeses Everyone Should Know [Photographs: Jessica Leibowitz] We're not cheese snobs, which you can probably tell from our Staff Picks list of favorite cheeses. We confessed to loving a couple classic mozzarellas, a burrata, and a melty American cheese amongst other such pedestrian choices. That said, there's a time and a place for everything, and even though we might prefer a nice milky creamy ball of mozz on a day to day basis, where would our lives be if we couldn't indulge in the occasional stinky cheese from a well-curated cheese plate? What's that you say? Totally understandable. Where do you even begin when it comes to fancy cheeses? *Or, depending on where you're from, when the heck did all those amazing varieties of blue cheese get reduced to just the one generic type at the supermarket? These are some of the questions cheese virgins might experience their first time in the shop, but never fear! Country of Origin: The country where the cheese was first developed.
31 Satisfying 100-Calorie Snacks Healthy eating isn’t all about calorie counting. Nutritious foods are key, but sometimes it’s nice to know you can grab a quick snack that doesn't deliver an entire meal's worth of calories. The next time hunger creeps up when it’s least convenient (like 30 minutes before a dinner reservation), turn to this list for a small and satisfying bite that won’t ruin a healthy day. 1. Combine 1/2 cup nonfat plain Greek Yogurt with 1/4 cup pumpkin purée. 2. Dice up half a tennis-ball sized apple and add it to 1/2 cup unsweetened apple sauce. 3. Top 1/2 cup of low-fat cottage cheese with 1/2 cup of diced cantaloupe. 4. Toast one slice whole-wheat bread and top with two scrambled egg whites. 5. Slice up one medium red pepper and enjoy with 2 tablespoons soft goat cheese. 6. Hicka-what? 7. Chow down on 10 baby carrots with 2 tablespoons hummus. 8. Cut one medium cucumber into long strips. 9. 10. For a super quick snack, dip 20 baby corns into low-sodium soy sauce. 11. 12. 13. 14 Almonds 14. 16. 17.
Crockpot 101 The crockpot or slow cooker is one of the best time saving appliances in the kitchen. It's great for beginning cooks because all you have to do is fill it and turn it on. Hours later, you come home to a house filled with wonderful smells and dinner ready for the table. Crockpot 101 Purchasing and Safety When purchasing a crockpot, look for one with a removable liner. Crockpot General Cooking Tips Only fill the crockpot one half to two thirds full. Specific Crock Pot Cooking Tips For best results, ground meats must be cooked in a skillet before cooking in the crockpot. Crockpot Recipes
101+ Delicious Slow Cooker Recipes - Beautifully BellaFaith Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links for your convenience. When purchasing from the links at the bottom, you will be helping Beautifully BellaFaith run. Thank you! If you’re like me, there’s nothing compared to a meal simmering in a slow cooker. 1. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43. 44. 45. 46. 47. 48. 49. 50. 51. 52. 53. 54. 55. 56. 57. 58. 59. 60. 61. 62. 63. 64. 65. 66. 67. 68. 69. 70. 71. 72. 73. 74. 75. 76. 77. 78. 79. 80. 81. 82. 83. 84. 85. 86. 87. 88. 89. 90. 91. 92. 93. 94. 95. 96. 97. 98. 99. 100. 101. New to the slow cooker world?