McDonalds Menu Items Around The World (Part 2, 32 pics) It’s an incredibly slow Food Network news day, so let’s pass the time until Sandra Lee does something stupid by gawking at McDonalds foods from around the world! Here’s a sampling of menu items that aren’t available in the United States: In Asia, you can pick up an icon sandwich, which is a chicken breast smothered with 2 different kinds of melted cheeses, bacon, and lettuce. This is the shaka-shaka chicken. You choose a powder mixture flavor, dump it into the bag with your chicken patty, seal the bag, and shake it up. Hong Kong just released a fried sweet potato pie in 2010. The Mega-Mac is HUGE. In Asia, you can also get a Diavlo chicken sandwich. Tomato seafood soup. The Carbonara chicken sandwich combines breakfast and lunch. In Japan, you can score a Double Mac Egg Burger. In Hong Kong and Tokyo, you can also get a double big mac on a pita. This is a salted lemon chicken sandwich, available in Japan. A fried bacon and potato pie! In America, we have McCafe blended coffee drinks.
Use our spice primer to learn what spices go with which foods, and how to experiment. So you’ve stocked your cupboard and are eager to spice up your meals. But what to add to what? The possibilities for seasoning are endless, but to get you started here's a list with some tried and true matches. Don’t be limited by traditional uses, though — some of the most exquisite dishes come from unexpected seasonings. Beans (dried) — cumin, cayenne, chili, parsley, pepper, sage, savory, thyme Beef — basil, bay, chili, cilantro, curry, cumin, garlic, marjoram, mustard, oregano, parsley, pepper, rosemary, sage, savory, tarragon, thyme Breads — anise, basil, caraway, cardamom, cinnamon, coriander, cumin, dill, garlic, lemon peel, orange peel, oregano, poppy seeds, rosemary, saffron, sage, thyme Cheese — basil, caraway, celery seed, chervil, chili, chives, coriander, cumin, dill, garlic, horseradish, lemon peel, marjoram, mint, mustard, nutmeg, paprika, parsley, pepper, sage, tarragon, thyme Corn — chili, curry, dill, marjoram, parsley, savory, thyme
How to Make Proper Barbecue Chicken | The Paupered Chef There's a lot of misconception when it comes to "barbecue." The problem is the word itself. It's used as a synonym for grilling, refers to the grill itself, or to the meat being grilled; it also has a sauce named after it; and sometimes it's just the word for the party itself held outdoors in somebody's backyard. American purists see things a little differently. Which brings us to barbecue chicken, a staple of the summer grill. The sad fact is that often times the answer is no. The problem, and the result, is charred all over the place, a crapshoot for succulence, often dry and sad. I believe good barbecue chicken is low and slow followed by fast and hot; that's the easiest way to achieve fantastic results. This way is a vast improvement over most methods, and won't take all afternoon. the dry rub keeping half the grill hot and half of it cooler, i.e. Then, and only then, we see the appearance of barbecue sauce, when the chicken is essentially finished cooking. (makes 2 cups)
The Metric Kitchen - StumbleUpon The instructions and tables presented below will walk the reader through converting a recipe to metric measures. It is important to note that these conversions only work with U.S. recipes. Customary measures like cups, pints, quarts, and gallons mean different things in different countries. For example, if you try to convert a British or Australian recipe to metric using these instructions, it may flop. For the sake of keeping things simple, I have slightly rounded off the measurements stated below. Liquids (and Herbs and Spices) Liquids can be converted to liters or milliliters with the following table. Weight Weights can be converted with the following table. Other non-liquid ingredients Non-liquid ingredients specified in American recipes by volume (if more than about 2 tablespoons or 1 fluid ounce) should be converted to weight with the following table. Length Lengths may be converted with the following table. Temperature Finishing up
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. Though you may be able to find just about every type of fruit, vegetable, and herb in the grocery store every day of the year, a majority of this produce is not in season. 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. Take the time to read the sticker on the fruit.
Tips for Cooking - Steer Clear of These Common Food Prep Mishaps at WomansDay.com - StumbleUpon It happens to everyone. Despite your best efforts in the kitchen, something went terribly wrong and the dish is tough, mushy, too salty or lumpy. Whatever the case may be, you’re stuck with a lousy plate of food and a bad mood. But take heart: The most common blunders are also the easiest to prevent in the future…and some can even be fixed now. To get you on the right track, we spoke with several renowned chefs to learn the cause of—and solution for—everyday kitchen failures. Mistake #1: Too Much Salt Cause: You didn’t taste the dish as you were cooking it. Solution: If the saltiness is the result of an over-reduced soup or stew, add water, recommends Jesse Schenker, chef and owner of Recette in New York City. Mistake #2: Tough Meat Cause: You cooked it too long or the heat was too high. Solution: Marc Vidal, executive chef of Boqueria in New York City, says that once meat is overcooked, shredding it is a good way to expand your preparation options. Mistake #3: Soggy Rice
100 Greatest Cooking Tips (of all time!) 1. Remember, y'all, it’s all about the prep. Take away the stress by doing the prep the night or day before. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Cooking Tips - Free Recipes - Baking - Low Fat Cooking The Perfect Pantry Article 50 Amazingly Helpful Time-Tested Tips for the Kitchen | Life Hackery - StumbleUpon You know all of those helpful kitchen-related suggestions that old-timers are so willing to share with the younger generations? These little tips and tricks might be called “kitchen hacks” these days, but they’re still the same good old nuggets of wisdom that they always were. As with any old wives’ tale, hack, or tip, your mileage may vary. Some of these gems have been around for several lifetimes - and according to most grandmas, they really work. 1. 2. 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.
Buffalo Wild Wings Recipes I’m more of a classic buffalo sauce(Frank’s, butter, and vinegar) man myself, but I had these recipes for my favorite wings at Buffalo Wings Wings, so I thought I would share. Some of these may seem a little labor intensive, but they definitely taste a lot better with fresh ingredients. Enjoy. updated: November 21st, 2009 Parmesan Garlic 1/2 cup butter, melted1 teaspoon garlic powder1/2 teaspoon onion salt1/4 teaspoon black pepper, freshly ground1/2 cup parmesan cheese, grated Spicy Garlic 1 Cup Frank’s cayenne pepper sauce1/3 Cup vegetable oil1 Teaspoon granulated sugar1 Teaspoon garlic powder½ teaspoon course ground black pepper½ teaspoon cayenne pepper½ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce Medium Wing Sauce 1 cup Frank’s cayenne pepper sauce1/3 cup vegetable oil1 teaspoon granulated sugar1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper1/2 teaspoon garlic powder1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce1/8 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper Hot Wing Sauce Blazin’ Mango Habanero Asian Zing Carribean Jerk Cooking Instructions:
The Ultimate Steak Manual - Food The steak is the connoisseur’s meat dish; a subject of debate, delight and potential disappointment. To encourage the first two and avoid the last, we’ve consulted three prime-cut experts and one wine expert to produce a definitive instruction manual so that you, the antlerless man, can prevail in the battle of the beef. Rib-eye The rib-eye is the rising star of the steak world. “Our customers’ favourite cut,” says Richard Turner, head chef at London’s famous Hawksmoor steak restaurant. Fat is key to the rib-eye’s appeal. The wine: Wine trader and expert Jaspar Corbett (Jasparcorbett.com) suggests “something fruity with all that fat, such as Australian cabernet sauvignon from the Margaret River area”. Prime rib The language of cuts is a little vague, with variations in names being found from one butcher to the next (thankfully not the case with surgeons). “With prime rib, you’ll get a bigger cut than rib-eye,” says Turner, “often weighing 800-1,000g. Sirloin Fillet & Chateaubriand Rump
Top 10 Secret Recipes Food The weekend is upon us, and what better way is there to enjoy it than to cook or bake some of your favorite takeout treats? Think of how much money you will save by whipping up these lovely recipes instead of paying out all the big bucks to the fast-food chains. So, here it is: the top 10 secret recipes! 1. Sauce 1/4 cup Miracle Whip 1/4 cup mayonnaise 2 tablespoons french salad dressing 1/2 tablespoon sweet relish 2 teaspooons dill pickle relish 1 teaspoon sugar 1 teaspoon dried, minced onion 1 teaspoon white vinegar 1 teaspoon ketchup 1/8 teaspoon salt The Rest 1 regular sized sesame seed bun 1 regular sized plain bun 2 beef patties (2 ounces each flattened to bun size) 2 tablespoons Big Mac sauce 2 teaspoons reconstituted onions 1 slice real American cheese 2 hamburger pickle slices 1/4 cup shredded lettuce To make the sauce, mix together all the ingredients about one hour before using. To assemble: Discard the crown half of the regular bun, retaining the heel. 2. 1. 3. 1. 4. 1. 5. 1.