cooking

Make No-Cook Tomato Sauce With A Cheese Grater

When it’s hot outside, the last thing you want to do is cook over a hot stove. Of course, you’d also like to use those juicy tomatoes you got from your garden or the farmers’ market. Try a grating the tomatoes for instant fresh sauce.


Salted Teaches You How To Cook With Videos From Top Chefs

Salted is a new membership program with online cooking bootcamps, courses and tutorials from acclaimed chefs. You can learn essential kitchen skills and recipes, as well as more advanced techniques.


Build A Smoker From A Steel Drum

While using a grill is the most popular method of cooking outside, connoisseurs of slow-cooked meat will tell you that a smoker is the way to go. You don’t have to buy another outdoor appliance to smoke your own meat though. This no-weld plan shows you how to build a smoker out of a 200-litre drum.


Get Equal Amounts Of Batter In Cake Pans With A Toothpick

A weighing scale is the best way to measure perfectly equal batter in two cake pans. But if you want an easier way to be approximately equal, use a toothpick, says dessert chef Alice Medrich.


Chop A Salad Directly In The Bowl With A Pizza Cutter

Instead of using a cutting board — and having to later clean it — try this simple yet clever trick from Serious Eats: use a (very versatile) pizza cutter for in-the-bowl chopping.


Make Your Partner A Coffee To Trigger Sexual Arousal [Video]

A new study from home appliance manufacturer Sunbeam purports to have found a correlation between men performing culinary tasks and sexual arousal in women. According to Sunbeam’s researchers, the simple act of making a coffee can be a bigger turn-on than “manlier” DIY jobs — and they even have some science to prove it.


This Chart Demystifies Which Cooking Oils Are Best For What

You have a lot of options when it comes to cooking oils. Some are better at certain temperatures, others are best with certain types of food. The folks over at MyFitnessPal have created a chart that helps you pick which oils are best for what kind of cooking you want to do.


Scientific Study Reveals How To Make Perfectly Browned Pizza Cheese

Want to bake a perfect-looking pizza — with uniform, golden brown cheese — with a unique flavour kick? Leave it to scientists to detail pizza’s “cheese functionality” and how to get good browning.


Make Tastier Fried Chicken In A Cast Iron Pan

When you think about making fried chicken, you might imagine using a deep fryer to submerge the chicken pieces in hot oil. A better method, which uses less oil, is to use a large cast iron pan for frying instead.


Get Every Last Drop Of Juice Out Of A Lime With This Technique

There are many ways to squeeze the juices from fruits, but the structure of limes is a little different than lemons and other citrus fruits. This easy method gives new meaning to “a twist of lime”.