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Transform Your Homemade Dip Game With DIY Onion And Garlic Powders

Many of us know to freeze fruit, vegetables and herbs to extend the life of them. But here’s another, lesser-known way to make the most of alliums like onions and garlic: dry them out in the oven to create DIY powders.


Freeze Bacon Fat In Ice Cube Trays To Flavour Future Dishes

It’s no secret that cooking with bacon fat makes many dishes that much more tasty. But did you know that you can freeze it and keep it indefinitely?


Freeze Caramelised Onions For Long Lasting Flavour

Caramelised onions add a tasty zing to lots of dishes, but they take too long to make for a quick meal. Fortunately, frozen caramelised onions will keep for months and deliver just as much flavour.


Avoid Olive Oil In Your Wok (And Other Wok Cooking Tips) 

Wok cooking requires some precision and special attention. Even if you’ve done it before, there are a few tips and tricks that can make a big difference. For example, the type of oil you cook with matters. Expert Grace Young says olive oil isn’t the best oil when it comes to wok cooking.


Salvage Semi-Burnt Food By Freezing It Immediately

We’ve all burnt food once or twice… or often. Sometimes, the food is too far gone and there’s no way in hell you’re salvaging it. But if it’s simply on the verge of being too burnt, try this industry trick: freeze it immediately.


Make A Quicker And Easier Version Of Bearnaise Sauce With Mayonnaise

Béarnaise, a classic sauce that’s a variation of hollandaise and typically served over steak, can be difficult to make. With this cooking hack, however, you can make a pseudo-béarnaise sauce that is easier to whip up and stores in the fridge for longer.


Use Kitchen Shears To Slice Homemade Pizza

Sometimes a pizza cutter requires multiple passes to go all the way through your pizza dough, and using a knife to saw through your pizza will just make a mess out of the gooey cheese. If you want to avoid that, a pair of nice kitchen shears makes cutting your pizza quick and clean.


Create A Base Sauce Today For Quick Weekday Meals

One way to free up time in the evenings is to make your weeknight meals quicker and easier to prepare. Instead of resorting to takeaway, try preparing one flavour-packed base sauce on Sunday to tweak for meals throughout the week.


Use Wonton Wrappers For Hassle-Free Fresh Ravioli

Fresh ravioli tastes so much better, but it takes a lot of effort to make from scratch. Mario Batali has a shortcut to get the same deliciousness with less effort: use store-bought wonton wrappers instead of spending all day making pasta dough.


Salvage Overcooked Meat By Turning It Into A Savoury Filling Or Spread

There are many tips and tools out there for ensuring you never cook a steak, roast or piece of chicken past its perfectly succulent end point. But cooks are human, mistakes happen, and meat gets overcooked. It’s tragic to be sure, but not all is lost. Tough, dry meat is a perfect candidate for savoury fillings and decadent spreads.


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