Best Food Posts Of 2017

Best Food Posts Of 2017

Everyone has to eat, we want to make sure you’re eating as deliciously as possible. Here are some of our favourite food posts from 2017, in no particular order.

Do Bay Leaves Even Do Anything?

Photo by Claire Lower

We plunk these leaves into soups and stews without even thinking about it, but do bay leaves even do anything? And would we miss them if they were gone? This vaguely scientific investigation answers those questions.

We Tried Your Secret, Somewhat-Shameful Food Concoctions

Photo by Claire Lower

I have been known to eat some weird things, but you guys outdid yourselves with these creative, somewhat shameful foods.

A Fancy Meat Primer for Those Who Didn’t Study Charcuterie in High School

Photo by T.Tseng.

If you are one of the unfortunate souls that didn’t learn about fancy meats in an institution of higher learning, this charcuterie primer is for you.

This DIY Recipe for That McDonald’s Szechuan Sauce From “Rick and Morty” Is Pretty Damn Good

Photo by Claire Lower

A lot of crazy things happened in 2017, but Rick and Morty fans losing their ever-loving minds over a Disney-inspired dipping sauce was perhaps among the most silly. Fortunately, you can make your own at home; just add nuggets.

Will It Sous Vide?: The Head of a Pig

We sous vided a lot of things this year, but this was by far the most ambitious, and among the most delicious.

Use Papery Garlic Skins to Give Broth Big Flavour

Photo by Claire Lower

These papery, flimsy little skins may seem inconsequential, but they add might flavour when simmered in a soup or broth.

The Top 5 Restaurant Supply Store Essentials, Ranked

Photo: Thomas Lawn

Soup containers, plastic wrap, and squeeze bottles are just a few things you should be buying at the restaurant supply store, and they will make your kitchen a much happier place.

Why You Should Pound Chicken Breasts Before Cooking Them

Photo by Claire Lower

This may be the single most important step to ensure your chicken breasts come out tender and juicy every time.

What to Buy, and Skip, at ALDI

Photo: A.A. Newton

The quirky, cost-effective store sells many a staple, and their cheese selection is nothing to sneeze at.

Don’t Throw Away Your Butter Wrappers

Photo by Claire Lower

These little pieces of greasy paper are surprisingly useful.

How and When to Use Mise En Place

Photo by Meal Makeover Mums.

A good mise en place is the key to a calm and collected cooking experience, and we can tell you when to use one.

How to Make Your Favourite Cocktail Into a Lollipop

Photo by Claire Lower

Candy Queen Jami Curl shows us how to turn a negroni into a lickable confection, and the result is delicious.

Make Two Weeks’ Worth of Breakfasts With One Sheet Pan

Photo by Claire Lower

With just one pan, you can make a whole mess of breakfast sandwiches and burritos, and store them in the freezer for convenient meals all week.

These Are the Things Restaurant Workers Wish You Knew

Photo by Flapitou.

Working in the restaurant industry can be a little rough, and this post can tell you how to make the workers’ lives just a bit easier.

The Cheapest NBN 50 Plans

Here are the cheapest plans available for Australia’s most popular NBN speed tier.

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