food

How Big Food Wants To Trick You Over Package Sizes

Australia’s main food industry body wants labelling regulations changed so that the weight or quantity no longer has to be displayed on the front of packaging. Why is it seeking the change, and why is it potentially bad news for consumers?


Why Slurping Is The Best Way To Eat Ramen Noodles

Ramen is extremely popular, both at home and in restaurants, but you might be eating it wrong. The best way to eat ramen is by slurping, despite the affront to traditional table manners.


Maximise Your Grocery Budget With The Inverted Pyramid Method

Meal planning is meant to save money and time during the week. But, sometimes, the process of meal planning itself can be time consuming. Frugal living site The Thriftiness Miss offers a simple method for organising weekly meals — plan using an inverted pyramid pattern.


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.


The Proper Way To Slice And Portion Different Types Of Cheese

If you’re going to do something, you might as well do it properly. Whether it’s for a party platter, a light snack, or as a luscious wine companion, this handy chart shows how to properly slice a bunch of different types of cheese.


What To Do With Stale Bread

I’ve recently taken up baking again, and I’ve been making a lot of bread. Although I give most of it away, part of my experimentation is about seeing how long my different breads last and what I can do with it when it goes stale.


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.


Most Diets Can Be Boiled Down To Three Words: Eat More Vegetables

With all the controversy about the “best” or “right” way to diet for better health or to lose weight, it isn’t easy choosing a diet. No worries; they all are variations of the “eat more vegetables” diet.


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.


The Best Tips For Hosting A Successful Party

Parties take effort. In fact, if they weren’t so much fun, we’d probably all decide they weren’t worth the work — but there are plenty of ways to keep a shindig running smoothly. Here are just a few.