Cooking concepts is made to highlight various fundamental cooking concepts from different parts of the world.
You can read about the best way to prepare food for consumption. The method to prepare various vegetables and meats is explained in detail.
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Techniques to make food.
Boiling : Explains how to boil various grains vegetables, meats. The amount of water, time and temperature for the desired texture is explained here.
Blanching : briefly cooking vegetables in water to keep them tender.
Barbeque : treating meats and vegetables over a steady source of heat usually from coal or gas.
Stir fry : Is to stir food in a hot pan or wok usually in high temperatures.This is a common method to make Asian food, particularly chinese.
Saute : Is similar to stir frying, however is more subtle and is mostly used in western cuisines.
Shallow fry : Frying in little amount of oil just enough to keep the food from sticking to the surface. It is often used to prepare foods that can cook easily like fish or soft vegetables.
Deep fry :The food is submerged in oil and is fried till it changes color, texture and the taste.
Stew : Cooking food in its own juices is stewing.
smoking : treating food with smoke from a wood fire or coal fire imparts a unique flavor to the food. Usually meats are smoked. Vegetables, particularly Aubergine or Brinjal is known to transform into a very tasty, smoky flavor.
steam cooking : Steaming vegetables and fish is popular technique of cooking in Asian cuisines.
Use of spices : Spices in the right proportion enhance the flavor of any food. On the flip side they can dominate the natural taste of the ingredients they are used with. using spices is an art that few styles of cooking have mastered. South Asian cooking relies heavily on spice mixes called masala.
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History of Food consumption.