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Cook Up A Storm


Inspired by famous chefs and their glamorous restaurants to cook your own meals? It's not too late to done an apron and consult those yummy recipe books. Here's how to get started. If all you've got is a kettle to boil water, it's time to go shopping. While there's no need to fill your kitchen with every gadget invented, there should be some essentials to see you through your culinary adventure.

Pots And Pans

Pots and pans come in hundreds of shapes, sizes and materials. Which ones and how many you need depend on what you'll be cooking, and in what quantity. If you intend to grill or bake, you will also need one or two baking pans of different depths.

Chopping Boards And Knives

A good set of knives is indispensable for the preparation of ingredient. Look for high-carbon steel blades with handles that fit in your hand. Buy a pair of kitchen shears too. Get two chopping boards for raw and cooked food respectively to avoid cross-contamination.

Utensils

Buy only what you need to avoid cluttering your kitchen with tools you may never, se. The basics would be spatulas, soup ladles, wooden spoon, measuring cups and spoons, metal tongs, strainers and colanders, grater, vegetable peeler, mixing bowls, can opener, corkscrew and metal racks.

Yummy Chocolates

What Makes A Good Chocolate?

Passion, patience, creativity and the very best ingredients.

What Are The Optimum Conditions To Store Chocolates?

Ideally, chocolates are best stored between 15 and 18 degrees and in 40% to 50% humidity, which is quite different from a domestic fridge, which can cause the chocolates to "bloom" (you'll notice a powdery white layer). So at home, keep chocolates well-wrapped and stored in a cool air-conditioned room or in a airtight container in a wine fridge, if you have one.

How Long, On The Average, Should We Keep Them For?

Until you feel a passion to eat them!

What's The Best Way To Enjoy A Chocolate?

In secret& with someone you love.
 

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