On Tuesdays I normally take on the cooking responsibilities in my household. But I find conventional cooking very mundane, and hence have to find ways to make it more interesting i.e. the perfect opportunity to use my ‘toys’ to do the cooking for me. Continue reading Rib-eye steak with a twist
Previously I never liked drinking coffee as instant coffee just tastes awful. But over the last 2 years or so, my perception of coffee has completely changed, once I discovered the beauty of a nice cup of coffee. The smell of freshly ground coffee beans and the aroma emanating from the freshly brewed coffee, is enough to wake one up in the morning – not to mention the caffeine. Continue reading Fancy a cup of coffee?
Beef rendang is one of the spicy curry dishes from my youth that I still have fond memories of. I recall the time when I had the hottest beef rendang ever, which burnt my tongue and caused a lot of pain – I literally had to wash my tongue with running water from the tap to reduce the heat. But it was also the tastiest I had ever had – and the yard stick by which I have compared subsequent tastings.
There are many different varieties of chilli out there. There are some chilli which are very mild, while others are extremely hot. I have some Bird’s eye chilli plants growing in my conservatory for the last 2 years. These are reasonably hot, but I wanted to grow some extremely hot chilli as well. Hence I bought the Bhut Jolokia (Ghost pepper) plant, which was at one point in time the hottest chilli in the world (in 2007). Continue reading Ghost pepper – Bhut Jolokia
Recently we had been to Yo Sushi! for lunch and really liked the tempura prawns there. Hence when I saw the tempura mix in Tesco, I decided to buy some back for my wife to cook with. Continue reading Food photography: tempura
My wife makes the nicest lasagne I have ever tasted. Every time she makes it, we would eat more than what we should. But we never get sick or tired of eating it. Particularly in winter, the cheese and meat will help to keep us going in the cold weather. Continue reading Food photography: lasagne
I bought a Cuisinart soup maker last autumn. It was a conscious decision that we made to increase our vegetable intake. Plus nice warm soup helps to keep us warm during those colder days. Continue reading Food photography: tomato and basil soup
One of the other dishes I do cook regularly is Sous vide duck breasts. To prepare the duck breasts, I tend to score the skin first which aids the fat to melt into oil – leaving nice crispy skin with minimal fat. I use honey to coat the skin prior to vacuum sealing it. Continue reading Sous vide: duck breast
I have been decided to do a new series on food photography, to showcase the food which is prepared in my house including the final product just prior to eating. Continue reading Food photography 1: Rib-eye steak