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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!

Recent Stories of Cooking

15 Times People Tasted Something Unusual

15 Times People Tasted Something Unusual
year ago

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.

If You See White Dust on Cheese, This Is What It Is

If You See White Dust on Cheese, This Is What It Is
9 months ago

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.

Can You Eat Green Potatoes? Yes, but With a Caveat

Can You Eat Green Potatoes? Yes, but With a Caveat
10 months ago

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.

15 Photos Show What People Usually Have for Lunch Around the World

15 Photos Show What People Usually Have for Lunch Around the World
year ago

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.

From Beans to Your Cup: The Fascinating History of Coffee

From Beans to Your Cup: The Fascinating History of Coffee
10 months ago

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?

15 People Shared Photos of Plating Techniques That Will Leave You Speechless

15 People Shared Photos of Plating Techniques That Will Leave You Speechless
year ago

Most of us can totally understand the emotions the heroes of this article felt. When you go to a restaurant with high hopes of a delicious meal, only to be greeted by a plate of food that doesn’t look like a plate at all. But a little weirdness never hurt anyone, and can even make your dining experience more fun. Luckily, these 15 people embraced the oddity, grabbed their cameras and shared the pictures with us.

17 Everyday Foods That Can Seriously Harm You

17 Everyday Foods That Can Seriously Harm You
11 months ago

There’s a dangerous dish that can poison you when prepared incorrectly. Everyday food, like honey and cashew, can be harmful, too, in certain conditions. You should know these facts before you eat some products.

16 Foods That Pretend to Be Something They’re Not

16 Foods That Pretend to Be Something They’re Not
11 months ago

Up for a guessing game? It’s gonna be pretty simple: I’ll be giving you the name of some food, and you must guess what it is! This might seem easy, but the farther you get, the tougher the questions are! Let’s start!

Why Lollipop Sticks Have Holes + 20 Sweet Facts

Why Lollipop Sticks Have Holes + 20 Sweet Facts
11 months ago

People come up with the craziest ideas, don’t they? I mean, candies on a stick? How did we even get there, and why? And how about the name “lollipop”? Let’s look at some of the history and facts of the popular treat.

15 Chillingly Fun Facts About Ice Cream

15 Chillingly Fun Facts About Ice Cream
11 months ago

How long do you think ice cream has been saving humanity on hot summer days? For many centuries. No one knows for sure the story of how ice cream was discovered, but it likely dates back at least as far as the fourth century BCE. Of course, it wasn’t the ice cream we know today. Alexander the Great, the king of Macedonia, would enjoy snow and ice covered in honey and nectar. That’s the early ice cream. The Roman Emperor, Nero Caesar, was eating snow flavored with fruits and juices. How would those guys get snow if they lived in very warm climates? Well, their helpers would run up a nearby mountain to bring some from up there. I’m not sure how they were dealing with it without a refrigerator, but I guess they had ways. Some historians say that there were deep pits covered with straw, and the snow was stored there after harvesting it from the mountains. How it didn’t melt on the way to the pit remains a mystery to me. But history has many of those.

I Followed Jamie Oliver’s Recipes for a Week, and My Life Has Changed Completely

I Followed Jamie Oliver’s Recipes for a Week, and My Life Has Changed Completely
year ago

Hi everyone! My name is Natalie, and I’m interested in cooking. I love making all sorts of meals at home, and I also enjoy watching famous chefs, like Jamie Oliver, create their masterpieces. But I’d never tried to recreate his dishes, thinking I wasn’t good enough. So, I decided to do an experiment, and for one week, cook one meal a day, using the recipes from Jamie Oliver. Every meal had just 5 ingredients, aside from the always-needed ones, like oil, vinegar, salt, and pepper.

Trending stories of Cooking

17 Tricks That Will Help You Feel in the Kitchen Like a Pro

17 Tricks That Will Help You Feel in the Kitchen Like a Pro
2 months ago

For some people, the kitchen is the favorite place in the house, while others prefer to stay away from it whenever possible. Nevertheless, we still have to cook. And you can make your life easier and even enjoy your cooking experience if you pick up a few tricks.

Why You Shouldn’t Drink Coffee From a Red Mug

Why You Shouldn’t Drink Coffee From a Red Mug
year ago

“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!

Why We Don’t Eat Ostrich Eggs

Why We Don’t Eat Ostrich Eggs
year ago

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?

30 Foods Proven to Burn Belly Fat and It’s Not a Diet

30 Foods Proven to Burn Belly Fat and It’s Not a Diet
year ago

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!

If You See Black Spots on Your Fries, This Is What It Is

If You See Black Spots on Your Fries, This Is What It Is
year ago

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.

If Your Chocolate Looks Dusty, This Is What It Is

If Your Chocolate Looks Dusty, This Is What It Is
year ago

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.

Best of the Week of Cooking

11 Products That Are Disguised as Healthy but It’s Actually Not True

11 Products That Are Disguised as Healthy but It’s Actually Not True
2 years ago

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.

9 Foods We’ve Been Washing Incorrectly

9 Foods We’ve Been Washing Incorrectly
2 years ago

People who care about their health know that it’s extremely important to wash their food products. The process looks really easy: you just have to turn on a faucet and rinse your food. But there are a few nuances that are important to remember.

5 Signs of a Nitrate Watermelon That Can Help You Avoid Poisoning

5 Signs of a Nitrate Watermelon That Can Help You Avoid Poisoning
4 years ago

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.

14 Cooking Hacks That Can Make Your Life a Whole Lot Easier

14 Cooking Hacks That Can Make Your Life a Whole Lot Easier
5 years ago

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.

18 Unusual Kitchen Tools We’ve Likely Never Seen Before

18 Unusual Kitchen Tools We’ve Likely Never Seen Before
3 years ago

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.

Monthly Top Picks of Cooking

17 Internet Users That Have Mastered the Art of Cooking

17 Internet Users That Have Mastered the Art of Cooking
4 years ago

The revenue in the ready meals segment is slated to be around $240 million in 2020. But there are still some people who want to cook at home and they do it wonderfully, even though it’s sometimes a difficult process. Reddit users shared their cooking life hacks and what they found can also be interesting for you.

14 Hilarious Cakes We Can’t Believe People Really Order

14 Hilarious Cakes We Can’t Believe People Really Order
10 months ago

A cake is an essential part of every celebration. If a baker has a good sense of humor, they create cakes that you’ll never forget. Believe us, you’ll always remember a sloth sitting on the moon playing ping pong or a The Simpsons character that looks just like a drawing.

19 Foods to Help You Gain Weight and Muscle Faster

19 Foods to Help You Gain Weight and Muscle Faster
2 years ago

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.

14 Kitchen Utensils From Different Countries That Might Come as a Big Surprise to You

14 Kitchen Utensils From Different Countries That Might Come as a Big Surprise to You
3 years ago

It’s no secret that in order to cook many dishes, apart from special recipes, people use specific utensils and appliances. Chinese dumplings, for example, have to be cooked in a bamboo steam cooker. In Denmark, they bake doughnuts that require a special metal form. That’s why sometimes just one glance can help you understand which country possesses certain cuisines.