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You will need a microwave for this recipe, but only because you have to melt the chocolate for the bottoms and tops of your cheesecakes. Beyond that, it’s just a tart, sweet cheesy filling, a chocolate base instead of a crust and a little time in the fridge. Then a lovely, shareable dessert awaits.
Food for when you’re exercising is a whole product category these days. There are sticky sweet energy gels (every marathoner’s frenemy), plus a variety of bars and chews that are pretty much all expensive and taste terrible. The book Feed Zone Portables has an alternative: Homemade, portable food that has the nutrition you need, while tasting great.
Whether you have trouble boiling water or you know your way around an immersion circulator, there are some foods that everyone should know how to make, either because they’re delicious, they’re easy, or they require skills that will benefit you as you learn your way around the kitchen. We asked some professional chefs (and the Lifehacker team) what you should be able to make, no matter who you are, and how.
Most Aussie mums have a signature dish that their family just can’t get enough of. Depending on what decade you grew up in, this could be anything from a decedent bacon stir-fry to a humble nettle soup. This infographic from Over60 highlights six classic dishes that you might want to surprise your mum with this Mother’s Day.
A cast iron skillet is one of the most useful pans you can have in your kitchen. They’re unmatched for getting a good, flavourful sear on a steaks and chops, but they can also be used to make cheesy dips, whole roast chickens and the ooey gooey desserts of your wildest dreams.
The craft cocktail movement has gotten a little intense and, though I’m not complaining, many feel that it’s all become a bit precious with infusions, fancy syrups and locally-sourced herbal tinctures. In Cocktails for Drinkers, author Jennifer McCartney gives you the guidance you need to make “a good, stiff cocktail at your kitchen counter”, no muddling required.