Cooking Tips

April 28, 2010

Top 5 Things You Need in Your Kitchen

If you are just starting to cook, or are moving in on your own, chances are, you don’t have much in terms of cooking equipment. Here is what we recommend for you to get, as you are starting out. As times goes by, you will, of course, get more kitchen gadgets. But here are five that we recommend starting out … Read the rest

April 26, 2010

How To Enjoy A Good Cup Of Gourmet Coffee

Are you tired of your regular Joe life and your regular Joe cup of coffee that you start your day with? Then it’s time to reward yourself with something different. Why not jazz up your morning ritual with cup of rich gourmet coffee.

The dictionary defines gourmet food like this, “Gourmet food is that which is of the highest quality, … Read the rest

April 22, 2010

The secret for a great barbecue is really in the sauce?

We have hear a ton of time that the secreat for a great barbecue is in the sauce.  Well, it migth be!  What is a barbecue chicken, a rack of barbecue ribs or a t-bone steak without a accompaining sauce? Well I am sure this can spark a debate among different school of though ( or I should say barbecuing?…)  … Read the rest

April 21, 2010

Regional Cuisine Of China: Szechuan Style

The Szechuan style of cuisine arose from a culturally distinct area in the central western of part of China, a province known as Sichuan. This area of China came into its own culturally towards the end of the Shang Dynasty, during the 15th century. However, it was also the climate of the area that helped to shape the culinary traditions … Read the rest

April 19, 2010

Why I Love Cheesecake

What can be more soothing to the soul, tummy-filling and sociable than having a piece of cheesecake? These are just some of the reasons why I love cheesecake. Just thinking about cheesecake sets my mouth to watering for a big piece of the light, airy confection made with a graham cracker crust and smooth creamy vanilla filling, with a favorite … Read the rest

April 15, 2010

The Original Chocolate

The word “chocolate” is said to be derived from the Mayan word “xocoatl.” In fact, the Mayans, who occupied the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico starting in the 3rd century, were the first people to unlock the secrets of cacao seeds to make chocolate paste. This rich culture also crafted a recipe for an iconic beverage, known today as Mayan Hot … Read the rest

April 14, 2010

YES! You Can be a Food Gourmet and a Skilled Gourmet Cook Too

Yes, even you can cook up wonderful meals and impress your loved ones!

Ever thought that gourmet cooking is not for you, or that you do not cook well?  Then it’s time to totally change your mindset from today . . .

Anyone and everyone can easily pick up cooking skills; younger or older, ladies and even the guys.  It … Read the rest

April 12, 2010

Culinary Traditions Of France

French cuisine is the amazingly high standard to which all other native cuisines must live up to. The country of France is home of some of the finest cuisine in the world, and it is created by some of the finest master chefs in the world. The French people take excessive pride in cooking and knowing how to prepare a … Read the rest

March 3, 2010

The Well-Stocked Pantry — A Cook’s Secret Weapon

Doing any job is easier when you have the right tools on hand. One of a cook’s best tools — and secret weapons — is having a well-stocked pantry.

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Cooking is much simpler if you know that you’ve already got what you need on hand, and aren’t going to have to run to the corner market every time you want … Read the rest

March 1, 2010

A fantastic trip to my local Chinese Buffet

My wife has always been a great fan of the Chinese food and it has failed to do anything for me at all! I would rather enjoy proper British food but on this ocassion I thought I would give it a go. I was actually surprised by how much I enjoyed it and what varieties of foods was on offer. … Read the rest

February 22, 2010

Keeping warm with a wonderful menu this month

Even though I live in the sunny skies of Portugal we still have really cold winters just like most of the world. It gets warm from around March so we are now at that point when we are sick to death of the cold weather and all we want to do is have a walk by the beach.

However I … Read the rest

February 17, 2010

What have you done for your food contribution?

Right now global warming features in the media on a constant basis and we are all asked to make our effort to do something to help our planet. Many years ago if you did want to help you was considered as a new age hippy whilst now it is classed as perfectly normal to want to make an effort.

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February 15, 2010

Bread, chicken and chilled white wine – the perfect match

Since moving to Portugal I have discovered that there is three things that a Portuguese menu simply can’t live without. It is your bread, chicken and chilled white wine. (obviously I find the wine the most appealing especially after a long day!)

Whenever you visit a Portuguese restaurant the white wine tastes beautiful and it is nicely chilled and served … Read the rest

February 10, 2010

My favourite food assistant

If there is one thing that I couldn’t live without in the kitchen it would have to be the slow cooker or crockpot as it is better know to my American readers.

When I first came across them I had the typical bloke attitude:

Why on earth would I waste my money on one of these?

Well the truth is … Read the rest

February 9, 2010

Easy baking with the kids during the february break

It is now that time of year again and the kids are breaking up for what will be february half term. My son will be off school with his carnival festival and will dress up as a superhero and have lots of fun with his fellow friends.

One thing that should be on every parents agenda during half term is … Read the rest

February 8, 2010

New changes in store for your food experience

We have recently updated our website and blog with even more free information for you to enjoy viewing. We decided the time was right to give our website a new body lift and the results speak from themselves when you visit our website on the following link:

http://www.dsmfoodlimited.com

We had a lovely guy design this new website for us and … Read the rest

January 18, 2010

Has Lunch Become the New Main Meal?

 

Remember when you were a child and your mother always made sure you had three hearty meals throughout the day? Well, this has changed somewhat over the years as health experts have found that eating 5 or 6 smaller meals is a better option for most people. However, another change has also occurred with the size and timing of … Read the rest

January 13, 2010

How to Start Eating Healthy and What to Eat

It seems like life is moving so fast these days that eating healthy is a hard task to accomplish. People are working, carting kids around town and generally just trying to get by with their daily lives. However, in order to encourage and maintain optimum health, it is so important to know how to start eating healthy and what to … Read the rest

January 12, 2010

The Most Powerful Way To Fight Bad Health Is To Make Home Cooking Fast And Easy!

Obesity and related health problems are epidemic in North America. Not only are most of us eating way too much and getting little exercise, but we’re also eating very fatty foods. Even if you shun fast food restaurants and buy your food at supermarkets, it’s still almost impossible to find quick-to-fix foods that aren’t high in fat content.

Experts say … Read the rest

January 7, 2010

My Long Term Food Storage Tips

 

Everyone has great intentions when the go to the grocery store to purchase the week’s food. However, life gets busy and sometimes we end up letting things go bad or even rot before we realize we have not had a chance to eat it yet. This is a big waste of food, but an even bigger waste of money. … Read the rest