A culinary adventure is the perfect way to spice up your life and explore different cultures. Traditional dishes are a great way to get a taste of the local flavor and learn about a new culture. Here are five traditional dishes from different corners of the world that you must try:
Chicken tikka masala is a dish that originates from India. It is a comfort food that is popular among many people. The dish consists of chicken that is cooked in a tandoor, or clay oven, and then simmered in a spiced tomato sauce. The chicken is usually marinated in yogurt and spices before being cooked, which helps to tenderize the meat and give it flavor. Chicken tikka masala can be served with rice or naan bread, and is often garnished with cilantro or mint leaves.
As we finally head into summer, many people are starting to think about hosting outdoor parties when the weather improves. Although we had some fantastic weather in the UK just before Easter, the Bank Holiday weekend itself was a little disappointing this year in comparison, so most of us are still waiting for the first proper garden party of 2017.
If you fancy doing this yourself, there are a few things to consider…
Accounting for the weather
Realistically this has to be one of the main things you consider. Although it’s usually possible to judge a week or even a fortnight in advance when the weather is due to be good, you never know for sure when you live in the UK. A good solution might be to have some kind of covering erected outside, or in the worst case scenario, let guests come back inside to avoid the rain for a while.Continue Reading
Now the festive period is upon us, but the winter is most likely still going to be testing us well into the New Year. Sometimes on a cold and miserable day the only thing that gets us through is thinking about a great meal we have planned out for later on. A tasty home-cooked meal is the ultimate way to reward yourself and keep your family happy during the cold winter months.
That’s why it’s the perfect time to be thinking about some warming winter recipes right now, so you can start getting some practice in and develop your skills. If you perfect a few of these comforting dishes you might notice you’re suddenly gaining popularity and have people turning up on your doorstep for dinner!
1) Classic chicken pie
You can’t go wrong with this traditional classic. A chicken pie can be stretched out further by packing it full of seasonal vegetables, or you could even replace the meat entirely for a vegetarian version just as easily. You don’t even need to make your own pastry so this tasty, family-sized dish can be made in almost no time. Experiment with your gravy and seasoning to make your pie unique.Continue Reading
Nowadays, it is impossible for many people to talk about inspired food preparation without mentioning about cooking with seasonal ingredients; what about you? It is not a hard task for you to choose the right seasonal ingredient for a healthy recipe, but you require a little planning and know-how. Here are four simple guidelines that can help you to demystify great seasonal cooking.
Start by investigating your local market
Choosing ingredients that farmers grow in your region will eliminate the guesswork of what is in the season. You do not have to traverse seasonality when you focus on locally grown food. Shop at farmer’s markets, green markets, or direct from farmers.Continue Reading