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.
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.
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.
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.
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.