food

Make An Easy Peel-Away Wrapper For Your Sandwich With Paper Towels

If you don’t want to use a plastic container or sandwich bags, this method of folding two paper towels around your sandwich both protects and gives no-mess eating access.


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”.


Boil Tofu Instead Of Pressing It To Reduce Moisture

For many recipes, firm tofu requires pressure to squeeze out the moisture. Pouring boiled salt water over the tofu gives you similar results in a fraction of the time.


The Best Workarounds For Dietary Restrictions

Dietary restrictions may mean that you can’t eat whatever you want, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t ways around those restrictions. This infographic lists the best alternatives for flours and baking grains, sweeteners, oils, thickening agents and proteins.


Tie Food With Dental Floss Instead Of Kitchen Twine

Many recipes call for you to tie ingredients together with kitchen twine. If you don’t have any on hand, dental floss makes a great substitute.


The Easiest Way To Cleanly Slice A Pie

The first slice of pie is always a mess. It’s difficult to get out and usually looks awful when you do. There’s an easy fix: Make the first slice a tiny “sacrificial” slice. That first sliver will give you enough of an opening to cut additional slices cleanly and get a knife or tool under so you can remove it easily.


The Best Way To Shape Your Burgers For Even Cooking

The Kitchn tested four different ways to shape a burger to see which method produced a beautifully shaped, evenly grilled burger. These shaping methods are meant to avoid the sad bulging-in-the-middle effect that can happen if you don’t do anything to the patty.


How To Make The Most Of Airline Food

Airline food is the butt of endless bad comedy routines, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t maximise the experiencing of dining on a plane. With Qantas upgrading its in-flight meals this week, here’s what’s on offer and how you can get the best from it.


Practise Your Pan-Flip Technique With Dried Beans

Knowing to how to properly pan flip is an essential skill for any sauteing sorcerer or sorceress. Using dried beans let’s you practise without fear of making a mess.