Your local Asia shop might seem intimidating, but there are many bargains to be found. Certain articles are of much higher quality and much lower price than our western supermarkets. Off the top of my head these are: Rice Soy Sauces Noodles The only issue is that sometimes the quantities are geared for ‘we cook […]
I’ve long been a fan of crockpots/slow cookers, especially for those dishes such as soups and stews which come out wonderfully. They are very common in the USA and in the UK, considerably less so in Germany and Switzerland. They are perfectly safe to leave unattended, since they never attain boiling temperatures. There’s been another […]
Whenever I visit friend’s kitchens, I am often shocked at the bad knives I find there. The rest of the kitchen can be high-tech, but the knives are woefully inadequate. Your primary tool is a cook’s knife. It should be very sharp. A good cook’s knife is expensive, around 100€ and you’re starting to have […]
If you’ve got a programmable oven, baked potatoes are a great weekday meal which you can prepare in advance. It’s cheap and nutritious, and if you avoid calorie-rich toppings such as cheese and cream and go for a lighter filling, it’s not too calorietastic.