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Basic Cooking Terms
Basic Cooking Terms
If you're new to cooking you might be a little hesitant about following a recipe and cooking a dish from scratch. Some of the terms might be confusing and if you don't…...
General Food Preparation
General Food Preparation
Before you get all excited and arrange to cook a feast for your housemates, you need to get organised. There are lots of basic hints and tips for how to go about…...
How to Make Basic Sauces
How to Make Basic Sauces
A good sauce will add the finishing touch to a meal and these ideas should liven up everything from pasta to salads....
Making The Most of Your Microwave
Making The Most of Your Microwave
Microwaves are ideal for busy students as you can have a piping hot meal in minutes. However, they do a lot more than simply reheat ready meals....
Organising Your Kitchen
Organising Your Kitchen
It's easy to get organised in the kitchen. There are plenty of clever storage devices on the market that are designed to help you keep clutter at bay and then it's…...
The Quick Guide to Great Cooking
The Quick Guide to Great Cooking
When it comes down to it, some people love cooking and others see it as a necessity in order to eat. If you enjoy preparing food then you should naturally develop into…...
The Quick Guide to Kitchen Knives
The Quick Guide to Kitchen Knives
Knives are an essential part of your kitchen equipment. You won't need a set of chef's standard knives but you should have a fairly decent selection for different…...
Using Other Kitchen Appliances
Using Other Kitchen Appliances
You should only keep appliances that you're going to use in your kitchen. Choose carefully and they will really help to make your life easier and you should get plenty…...
Using The Oven
Using The Oven
Although ovens might not be the most exciting item for a novice cook, they're an essential bit of kit. Get to know yours and you'll have many a successful meal....
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