Champagne and other sparkling wines are too-often reserved for wedding toasts or New Year’s Eve parties. But the bubbly can also be used as an ingredient in your meal, making the traditional wine pairing a bit more interesting.
Archive for September, 2014
Whether dining in a five-star restaurant or setting the table for an upscale dinner party, knowing how to properly use silverware is essential to making a good impression. But with so many different types of forks in various sizes, it can get confusing trying to get it right. If you’re hosting such a dinner party, the onus is on you to get it right for your guests.
Duck breast is a carnivore’s dream – Its red flesh could easily be mistaken for beef, and its thick layer of external fat can be rendered to a delicious crisp layer.
Everyday accidents at home can become cleaning nightmares on clothes. Some of the toughest stains faced by homemakers the world over come from surprisingly mundane causes.
Omakase is a Japanese phrase meaning “I’ll leave it to you”. This leaves the meal selection to the chefand chefs are expected to be innovative and surprising. If you’re having a small but intimate dinner gathering, hosting an omakase-style dinner at home may be a good way to combine dinner with entertainment.
French macaroons are a delight to the senses. Beautiful to behold, with bright enticing colours and delicate flavours like violet and pistachio.
They may be “just” salted fish eggs, but caviar is a food that’s synonymous with luxury. While we can find certain varieties for a few dollars at the supermarket, true gourmet caviar can cost between US$2,000 to US$34,500 for one kilogram.
Dinner parties don’t have to be stuffy sit down affairs. Why not get your guests involved and give your party a fun feel with a DIY theme? Not only will it be a great ice breaker, they may even find customising their own meals enjoyable..
The right herbs can turn an ordinary meal into a culinary experience. While most of us would already be familiar with home-grown favourites like dill, sweet basil and rosemary, the following herbs have something special: a bit of extra, unexpected flavour that comes straight from Mother Nature to add a bit more depth to your cooking.
There’s no point to having a fabulous collection of tchotchkes if you can’t show them off. You’ve spent years trying to find that perfect bauble, scoured eBay and hit up flea markets to feed your hobby, so why not show off your stuff with style?