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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Sometimes when you go to buy groceries, you get too excited and throw a little bit of everything in your cart. Fruits and vegetables continue to mature and, unfortunately, you end up throwing away a lot of what you bought because it’s no longer able to be consumed. Proper food storage can save you money and prevent your fruits and vegetables from decaying quickly. It’s important that you take into account the climate of the place where you live, because this can also affect the maturation of food. The more humid and hot the place is, the more risky it is for some vegetables.
According to this study, women spend around 3 years of their lives cooking food. We think that every housewife should learn these useful cooking tricks that will not only help save precious time but will also help discover a new taste of the foods you already know so well.
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?
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.
While some are constantly trying to lose excessive fat, others find it tough to gain weight. Ironically enough, junk food won’t work for those who can’t gain weight. The solution is simple — eat food rich in healthy fats and protein, like milk, avocados, nuts or salmon. Eating the products on our list as a snack, garnish, or a main dish will help you gain weight. And if you combine them with regular exercise, they will help you to build muscle.
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.
It’s a warm summer day and you’re dying to open that can of soda you’re holding in your hand. You can’t wait to hear that hypnotic sizzling sound that soda makes while it cools down in a glass full of ice cubes. Thinking about this can make you drool, but it is important to keep in mind that if you forget to clean the lid, you might be drinking insect or animal waste without even realizing it. Cans of food and beverages travel a long way before you can get them at your closest convenience store. They are stored in large warehouses and transported in trucks, where they could potentially become contaminated by the presence of small animals or by the very dirt of the environment in which they are stored.
If you’ve ever gone to a restaurant and received a beautifully-plated, tiny portion of food, you may have been left astonished. After all, it was probably costly and the portion size probably looked a bit... unproportional. Fortunately, there are interesting reasons for this. In this article from Bright Side, we explain the reasons why servings at high-end restaurants are getting smaller and smaller. Let us warn you — you may end up surprised and curious to try fine dining.