If you want to be a better home cook, one of the best things you can do is make your own stock. If you don't do it already, then it's time to change your ways.
Pappardelle holds a special place in my heart. This Tuscan pasta stems from the word 'pappare' literally meaning 'to gobble up' - how could you not love it?
Baking a whole snapper will never be a problem with this simple technique. A punchy green charmoula from North Africa is the perfect accompaniment.
A teaspoon of salt here, a pinch or gram there. There must be an easier way? This simple exercise will add consistency to your seasoning and cooking.
If you are going to fry or sauté don't leave the best bits behind. Turn your dirty pan into a delicious dish by making a quick and easy pan sauce.
A Thermomix does not come cheap and promises a lot. So, should you buy one?
Test your oven temperature - even if you don't have a thermometer.
If you are serious about your cooking and don't have a microplane grater, you really are missing out.