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Avoid Overeating As A Dinner Guest By Asking For Seconds

As a guest at someone else’s dinner, it can be tough keeping yourself from eating too much. As counter-intuitive as it sounds, you can avoid having extra food forced on you by asking for seconds on your own.


Start With Cold Water For Better Mashed Potatoes

Mashed potatoes are easy: boil some potatoes and mash them. Starting the process with cold water make sure the potatoes cook evenly. Most of the time when you’re cooking vegetables, you want to start with hot water. Potatoes, says The Kitchn, are an exception.


Infuse Delicious Gummy Bears With Your Favourite Cocktails

How about a nice Whiskey Sour or a Manhattan? How about we mix those cocktails with the most delightful of lollies — the gummy? The folks at Serious Eats did just that. Depending on the drink you choose, the combination of lollies and booze works perfectly — and it’s not difficult to do at home.


Make The Fluffiest Mashed Potatoes With Starchier Spuds

Whether you’re gearing up for the ultimate Christmas meal — or mashed potatoes are just a staple in your home — the fluffier your spuds are, the better. The secret to the perfect consistency is all in the main ingredient.


Find Out If You're A 'Supertaster' With These Tests

Heightened senses, such as sharper than 20/20 eyesight, are usually considered a good thing, but when it comes to taste, perhaps not so much. About 25% of us could be considered “supertasters” — people who experience flavours much more intensely than the average person.


This Graphic Shows The Flavour Foundations Of Delicious Ethnic Dishes

Garlic, onions, celery and carrots — aromatics like these build a flavour foundation for everything from sauces to sautes. Cook Smarts offers this helpful guide to aromatics and how to combine them for dishes from different cuisines.


Make Foolproof Homemade Pizza In A Baking Sheet

For many of us, homemade pizza is the best pizza — if you have the right setup (a DIY brick oven or outdoor grill, for example) and/or a special technique (cast iron skillet pizza and the right cheeses). Here’s another method to try: Grandma-style pizza in a baking sheet.


Sneak More Vegetables In Your Diet By Mixing Them With Mashed Potatoes

Most diets really come down to the fact that we should all eat more vegetables. If you’re looking for a way to get more veggies in your diet without giving up foods you love, this traditional Irish dish does the trick.


Taste Test: Qantas' New Super-Sized Economy Meals

In a bid to lure more customers away from its no-frills rivals, Qantas Airways has completely overhauled its economy meals on international flights. The new “economy dining experience” boasts bigger meal sizes, more choices and the ability to pre-order exclusive online dishes prior to flying. There’s also a stronger emphasis on upmarket Australian produce such as wagyu beef and a new self-serve option for snacks and refreshments. Yesterday, we were invited by Qantas to try out the new menu ahead of its official launch. Read on for our verdict.


Mix Batter In A Disposable Bag Instead Of A Bowl

If you’re making batter that you need to pour (pancakes, anyone?), you can save yourself a step by mixing it in a disposable bag. Cut the corner and pour the batter directly from the bag.