Take a peek into the fascinating "Cooking" section to discover how to cook like a pro! Here you can learn everything you ever wanted to know about food, ignite your passion for cooking and develop your culinary skills.
Every article in this section is a delicious adventure waiting to be devoured. Whether you're a beginner in the kitchen or an experienced home chef, our articles are designed to inspire, educate, and entertain. We provide a range of tips, tricks, and techniques that will help you navigate the kitchen with ease and confidence.
Our content goes beyond just recipes. We explore unique culinary secrets from around the world, like the vibrant flavors and unusual cooking tricks of Middle Eastern cuisine. This global perspective opens up a whole new world of food exploration, offering fresh inspiration for your next meal.
Food safety and preparation are also major focuses. Discover which foods should be washed before cooking and why, or learn about the best methods for storing fruits and vegetables to keep them fresh for longer. Our aim is to empower you with the knowledge to make informed decisions about your food and its preparation.
Furthermore, we acknowledge that not every cooking experiment turns out as expected. But don't worry, we're here to guide you through those culinary missteps with articles that shed light on common cooking mistakes and how to avoid them. We believe that even a kitchen failure can be a fun and valuable learning experience!
Cooking is more than just a necessity; it's an art, a science, and a way to express love and creativity. Our "Cooking" section is dedicated to making this journey as enjoyable and enlightening as possible. Whether you're looking for new recipe ideas, tips to upgrade your cooking skills, or just some food-themed entertainment, you'll find it here.
So, put on your chef's hat, roll up your sleeves, and let's turn the ordinary act of cooking into an extraordinary experience!
A study conducted in 27 countries around the world found that the time we take on lunch varies all around the world, with the shortest lunch breaks being in Greece and the longest in Southeast Asian countries. The food people eat is also completely different and can give us a glimpse into another culture. Come on a trip with us and check out these 15 ever different lunches.
Both professional chefs and people who are fond of cooking know many tricks that make their work easier. What’s more, they always keep coming up with something new or manage to re-discover old tricks for themselves.
Just like in the fashion world, confectionery art experiences new trends every now and then. Pastry masters continue to learn new techniques and textures, experimenting with decor and taste combinations as they go. That’s why surprising people with a cake is becoming more and more difficult year after year. Still, some culinary enthusiasts manage to put a smile on people’s faces as they admire these edible masterpieces.
There are some people who are proud of their culinary achievements, and there are others who aren’t shy about showing their failures. We like the latter even more. After all, sincerity and the ability to laugh at oneself is almost as impressive as the ability to cook a delicious, beautiful cake.
People who were lucky enough to visit a wedding exhibition in Dubai had a chance to taste a "bride" that costs $1 million. Debbie Wingham, the creator of this cake, is known as the world's most expensive designer, because she creates $50 million masterpieces.
There’s a famous saying: everyone wants to eat sausages, but nobody wants to know how they are made. Probably, a lot of people could say this about crab sticks, too. At least, after watching a viral video that shows how these super-delicious snacks are made. But just in case your curiosity is very strong, we’ll show you how crab sticks get from the sea to your plate.
“A beverage as black as ink, useful against numerous health conditions. It is made of water and the fruit from a bush called bunnu.” You must have guessed it’s a description of coffee! This is how coffee was described by a German physician who had a 10-year trip to the Near East back in the 16th century. Today, you don’t have to venture into the unknown to get a cup of precious liquid — you can easily make it at home or visit the closest coffee shop. As of 2023, in the US alone there are over 72 thousand coffee shops, imagine the whole world!
Ostriches lay the biggest eggs on earth. Officially. On average, one ostrich egg is about 6 inches long and 5 inches wide and weighs roughly two times the weight of a Basketball. Yikes! Makes you wonder, does the Ostrich hen ever complain?
Chewing chili peppers speeds up your body’s metabolism, which helps you shed some of that extra weight. And chomping down on chili is a great way of clearing up your sinuses. If you want to keep it healthy, eat actual chilis, and stay away from those sauces with a skull and crossbones on the label!
Good food should never go to waste, and KitKat manufacturers stick to this rule. It was spotted once that messed up KitKats ended up in a large blue bin. Then they go through a “reworking” process. The candy is first combined with cocoa liquor, then some sugar is added there. And in the end, the manufacturer gets the paste that’s used to glue the waffles inside each KitKat bar. So the KitKat filling is made of messed up KitKats.
Now I hate to break it to you, but there’s no such thing as a baby carrot. The cute little carrots they sell at supermarkets are actually regular carrots that have been shaved down to this “baby size”. You would think strawberry-flavored gummy bears should be red or pink, right? Well, sorry to say, but they’re green. Brown rice and white rice are the same product. The white variety starts off as the brown one, but then some parts of it are removed by milling, which gives the rice its white color. This allows it to be stored for longer, but at the same time reduces the rice’s nutritional value.On the topic of rice, it was used to build the Great Wall of China! The builders mixed sticky rice soup with lime and got rice mortar for construction. It was stronger and had better water resistance than regular lime mortar. Thanks to the rice soup, the Great Wall has been able to stand for centuries despite the elements.
Some people are always ready to embark on a culinary adventure. Prepare your taste buds for a mind-boggling journey through the realm of weird food! From peculiar delicacies to outrageous creations, the world of gastronomy has a surprising array of unconventional culinary wonders.
The year is 8,000 BCE in Mesopotamia. It’s in Western Asia, between two rivers — the Tigris and Euphrates. In fact, that’s what “Mesopotamia” actually means — “between two rivers.” Agriculture is on the rise, and people already own small farms — a couple of goats and sheep they get milk from.
Some of those potatoes you left in your pantry have turned green — are they still safe to eat? When these vegetables come in contact with direct sunlight, they turn green because of a little thing called chlorophyll. It’s a green pigment plants need to produce food during a process called photosynthesis. To prevent potatoes from turning green, you’ll need to store them in a dark and well-ventilated area.
Think about it. Almost anywhere in the world, you’ll be able to drink a cup of coffee. But how on Earth did coffee become so popular among us human mammals? And what does it take for coffee to go all the way from a bean to the delicious Java in our cups? Well, meet Carla. She comes from a Brazilian family that owns one of the most successful coffee farms in the world. She’s going to show us around the farm and give us a behind-the-scenes look into the process of coffee production. By the way, do you even know what coffee is?
S**ew the narrow minded limited people who want to push everyone into certain boxes, women should have the right to dress however they want and however they feel best it's really liberating! Kidman looks amazing so haters eat your heart out.
You search through your fridge to find the fresh products you bought a week ago but you end up finding rotten and wilted produce. Luckily there are simple hacks that you can start practicing. Now you will learn how to properly store bacon, how to make your carrots last longer, and more.
August and September are always associated with watermelons. And there are several tricks that will help you choose ripe, sweet, and naturally grown watermelon. For example, measuring the size of a watermelon with the help of a tape can help you make the right choice. Additionally, putting a piece of a watermelon’s pulp into clean, room temperature water before serving it will help avoid unnecessary troubles.
Even if you like a certain restaurant chain, you should know that the quality of the food they serve in different places may really depend on the management and staff. In order to avoid having a negative experience, chefs and other cafe and restaurant employees shared their own observations that can help us predict how good the meal will be, before it even starts.
Everyone has heard about the importance of healthy eating. For some it’s a physiological necessity, for others it’s a lifestyle. Many people prefer to buy products that are considered “healthy.” However, it’s not quite clear if these goods are truly affecting our health positively or whether it is another marketing trick.
There’s hardly a single person who hasn’t heard of simple kitchen tools, such as a peeler or a skimmer. Each tool is designed to make the cooking process easier, and they all have their purpose. However, unusual items can be found in the culinary world, and it’s not that easy to find any information about them.
Cooking is such a pleasant activity, but not everyone went to a cooking school and can chop onions in a fraction of a second like the pros. And, thankfully, that’s why gadgets exist. Think about all the dishes you’ve always wanted to make, but thought they took too much time to prepare. Just check the list below. Maybe some of these things will help you reconsider!
Elvira Sayfutyarova is a scientist with a Ph.D. in chemistry who was born in Russia but now lives in the US. Apart from being a scientist, Elvira is also a creative baker, and on her Instagram page, she posts pictures of the unusual pies with eye-catching crusts that she designs herself. From geometric patterns and flowers to animals and even a chessboard — she knows how to surprise her followers and encourage people to bake at home.
More and more people have stopped eating bread and are trying to follow diets that contain no fast carbs. Thousands of bloggers have shared a lot of information about what’s changed in their lives since they’ve decided to quit eating flour-based products. The results are really impressive: their skin gets healthier, they lose weight, and they become more energetic. But do all these tips really work?