Wednesday, July 18, 2018

How To Cook Tilapia: 5 Video Recipes To Help You Get It Right


If you love tilapia you can't miss these five video recipes for baking, grilling, pan-roasting and cooking tilapia in other fun ways. You'll love these dishes!
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Isabelle Legeron and The Natural Wine (R)Evolution


A chat with France’s first (and only) female Master of Wine and founder of international RAW Wine fairs, about the present and future of natural wine.
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Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival 2018 is on its way!


LOS ANGELES FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL 2018 IS ON ITS WAY!




The curtain is about to come up on this year's Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival sponsored by Acqua Panna and S.Pellegrino - the four day, city-wide extravaganza featuring celeb chefs, wine tastings & exclusive evening events that will run from 23 to 26 August.

Featuring the finest in food and drink culture throughout Los Angeles the four-day culinary showdown festival concentrates culinary personalities from around the world in Grand Avenue, one of the country’s foremost cultural destinations, for an event that spans the entire city and offers revellers the opportunity to sample dishes from the most prominent epicureans.

Past celebrity chefs that have shown off their skills at the festival include Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto, Guy Fieri. The chef list is yet to be released for this year, but it's guaranteed to be big!

Events take place in downtown L.A., Hollywood, Beverly Hills, and Santa Monica; check the schedule for specific times and locations.

Here's a taster of what's gone before:



What: Los Angeles Food & Wine Festival

When: 23 to 26 August 2018

Where: Multiple locations in LA, US

Web

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Eggplant Schnitzels with Herbs


EGGPLANT SCHNITZELS WITH HERBS





Looking for new vegan delicacies? Try to prepare these eggplant schnitzels with herbs. It's an easy recipe to prepare at home, perfect as an appetizer.

INGREDIENTS


INFO BOX

Preparation time15 m
Cooking time15 m
Recipe categoryAppetizer
Recipe yield6

PREPARATION

HOW TO PREPARE DELICIOUS EGGPLANT SCHNITZELS WITH HERBS


Whisk together the soy milk and flour in a mixing bowl. Set aside.

Put the bread slices, garlic, herbs, salt and pepper into a food processor and blend until you have fine breadcrumbs.

Tip the breadcrumbs into a shallow dish.

Dip an eggplant slice into the batter and shake off any excess.

Dip each side into the breadcrumbs, until coated.

Repeat with the remaining eggplant slices.

Heat two tablespoons of the oil in a large frying pan set over a high heat.

Cook 2 schnitzels at a time until browned and crisp.

Drain on kitchen paper.

Serve on plates seasoned with salt and pepper and prepared basil pesto.

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Sharp: The Definitive Guide to Knives


SHARP: THE DEFINITIVE GUIDE TO KNIVES





Do you know the best knife to buy and how to maintain it, have you nailed your knife skills, do you know the difference between Western and Japanese knives and where the first chef's knife came from?

If you're an enthusiastic home cook that can admit to owning blunt knives or possessing less than sharp slicing skills and rusty knife trivia, let US cutlery store owner Josh Donald help you explore the full potential of your knife drawer in Sharp: The Definitive Guide to Knives, knife Car and Cutting Techniques, with Recipes from Great Chefs.

While the title of his new book might be something of a mouthful, the comprehensive guide penned by the owner of San Francisco knife shop Bernal Cutlery and Molly Gore, does exactly what it says - offering an accessible introduction to knives for home cooks—from picking the right knife to maintenance and honing knife skills.

Taking leave of his specialist knife shop in San Francisco Donald also embarks on an overseas adventure in his quest to find the first chef's knife and visiting both western and Japanese knife makers on his way, like Thiers in France and Tsubame-sanjo in Kyoto, Japan.

But, it's not all educational, there's also a recipe section with 15 chefs sharing some favourite recipes and knives they use to make them. From Stuart Brioza of San Francisco's State Bird Provisions' duck breast and cucumber salad to Melissa Perello from Michelin starred, Frances with her autumn squash salad and spiced hone vinaigrette and many more.

And, if you're all about the pictures, there's also wealth of photos from Molly DeCoudreaux capturing the knifemakers of the world plus unique knives and chef dishes, that might just inspire you to dust down your sharpening stone and re-kindle your passion for your favourite knife!

White Chocolate Tart


WHITE CHOCOLATE TART





An easy recipe for a white chocolate tart, perfect to begin your day or as a sweet snack. Yummy!

INGREDIENTS

Biscuits - 150 g, digestive (graham crackers)
Amaretti biscuits50 g
Butter4 tbsp, melted
Gelatine4 sheets (6 g)
White chocolate200 g, chopped plus 3 tbsp coarsely grated
Milk6 tbsp
Ricotta500 g
Creme fraiche300 ml
Eggs2, separated
Sugar50 g, caster (superfine)
Almonds1 tbsp, toasted, flaked

INFO BOX

Preparation time - 8 h 30 m
Cooking time - 10 m
Recipe category - Dessert
Recipe yield - 8

PREPARATION

HOW TO MAKE A DELICIOUS WHITE CHOCOLATE TART


Put both the biscuits into a food processor and using the pulse button, process until they are in coarse crumbs.

Put into a bowl.

Add the butter and stir well.

Press the mixture into the base of a 20cm round loose-bottomed cake tin.

Soak the gelatine in a bowl of cold water for 5 minutes.

Put the white chocolate and milk into a bowl over a pan of hot, but not boiling water.

Heat gently until melted and then stir together.

Remove the gelatine from the bowl and squeeze out any excess water.

Add to the chocolate and stir until dissolved.

Beat together the ricotta, creme fraiche, sugar and egg yolks.

In a separate bowl whisk the egg whites to soft peaks.

Stir the ricotta and chocolate mixtures together and then fold in the egg whites.

Pour into the cake tin.

Chill for 8 hours.

Run a knife around the edge of the tin and carefully remove the tart.

Scatter over the grated chocolate and the toasted flaked almonds.

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Tomato and Onion Tart


TOMATO AND ONION TART




Looking for a tasty brunch idea? Made with tomatoes and onions confit, this tart is easy to do at home. Yummy!

INGREDIENTS

For the dough
For the filling
INFO BOX
  • Preparation time - 30 m
  • Cooking time - 1 h
  • Recipe category - Brunch
  • Recipe yield- 8
PREPARATION

HOW TO MAKE A TOMATO AND ONION TART

Heat the oven to 200°C (180°C in a fan oven), gas 6.

Quickly knead the flour, butter, salt and the egg together to form a dough.

Wrap in clingfilm and allow to rest in the fridge for 30 minutes.

Mix the sour cream with the lemon juice and some salt and ground black pepper and then stir in the eggs.

Roll out the dough on a floured work surface approx. 1 cm thick and cut out a circle approx. 32 cm in diameter.

Place the dough in a cake tin lined with grease-proof paper so that there it has a 3 cm high edge.

Pierce the floor with a fork then spread the sour cream onto the dough and cover with the tomatoes.

Drag the onion rings through the olive oil and place on top of the tomatoes.

Bake the tart for approx. 30-40 minutes.

Before serving your tomato and onion tart, drizzle with basil oil.

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Avocado Spread


AVOCADO SPREAD




Try this easy avocado spread recipe: it's a perfect appetizer to be eaten with fresh country bread. Yummy!

INGREDIENTS

INFO BOX
  • Preparation time20 m
  • Recipe categoryAppetizer
  • Recipe yield4
PREPARATION

HOW TO PREPARE A DELICIOUS AVOCADO SPREAD


Place the avocado flesh in a bowl and add the lemon juice.

Mix well with a fork and add the crushed garlic and quark and stir well to create a mousse.

Stir in the egg and season with salt and white pepper.

If desired, garnish with an avocado wedge and parsley.

This avocado spread is perfect with fresh country bread topped with cress and wafer-thin radish.

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Avocado Lime Jalapeno Pops


AVOCADO LIME JALAPENO POPS




Looking for new brunch ideas? Try this avocado lime jalapeno pops. It's an easy recipe to prepare at home, perfect for summer.

INGREDIENTS

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INFO BOX
  • Preparation time - 6 h 15 m
  • Recipe category - Brunch
  • Recipe yield - 6
PREPARATION

HOW TO PREPARE AVOCADO LIME JALAPENO POPS


Mix together the agave nectar and warm water in a food processor or blender and blend until the agave nectar has dissolved.

Add the avocados, lime juice, and salt and blend until smooth.

Stir in the jalapeno.

Pour into ice lolly moulds and freeze for about 6 hours until solid.

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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Michelin Chefs Cook Stuffed Pasta in Different Ways


MICHELIN CHEFS COOK STUFFED PASTA IN DIFFERENT WAYS





As part of our Michelin chefs cook series, we've previously featured the likes of Massimo Bottura, Davide Oldani and Angela Hartnett cooking delicious pasta dishes in different ways.

Now we're focusing in on stuffed pastas with this next collection of videos featuring Michelin-starred chefs.

Below, Heinz Beck of Rome's three-Michelin star La Pergola restaurant demonstrates how to make his signature fagotelli, a dish based on a classic carbonara, which also serves as the base for chef Danieli Usai of Il Tino's dish. Matias Perdomo of Milan's Contraste restaurant prepares the wildest pasta vongole we've ever seen, meanwhile Gordon Ramsay keeps it classic and elegant with tortellini of lobster in a shellfish broth.

There's also a bonus video from Pasta Grannies, which is a great YouTube channel that is helping to keep traditional Italian pasta varieties alive.

Enjoy and get cooking!

Celery Sticks Get A Gourmet Makeover: 7 Satisfying Recipes


CELERY STICKS GET A GOURMET MAKEOVER: 7 SATISFYING RECIPES


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Celery sticks are commonly regarded as diet food or a garnish but these crunchy morsels are wonderful vehicles for flavor. The humble celery stick can be dipped, stuffed, blended, pureed, baked, sautéed, used as a stirrer, and more.

Join us as we discover flavorful recipes that will help you find a new appreciation for celery sticks. Let's get cooking!

HEALTH BENEFITS OF CELERY

Celery is an incredibly hydrating vegetable and a natural diuretic, which makes it ideal for consuming during the summer months. It is also rich in antioxidants, vitamin K, and a host of minerals.

Due to its anti-inflammatory properties celery has been used to treat hypertension and lower high cholesterol. It also helps detoxify the liver.

HOW TO CUT CELERY STICKS


Separate the desired celery stalks you wish to cut. Wash them under running water, rubbing them lightly to loosen any debris (especially near the root). Dry with a towel.

Line up two or three celery stalks and cut off both ends. Slice them into sections that are three or four inches long.

Here's a quick video showing you how to cut celery sticks:



Three inches is an ideal length for cutting celery sticks that will be stuffed or used for dipping. You can cut longer pieces for garnishing a glass of Bloody Mary.

STUFFED CELERY STICKS


One of the best uses for celery sticks is to stuff them with cheese. Cream cheese and blue cheese work really well. As do additions like dried cranberries, raisins, olives, and nuts, which double as decorations.

BUFFALO CHICKEN CELERY STICKS




Celery sticks are a classic accompaniment to chicken wings but this recipe is a game changer.

BLUE CHEESE STUFFED CELERY STICKS




This is an easy appetizer that comes together in just minutes - great for a cocktail party!


STUFFED CELERY WITH HAZELNUTS




Mary Ann Esposito has an irresistible recipe for stuffed celery. She blends ground hazelnuts with herbs and ricotta then pipes it into the celery sticks. Yum!

GOAT CHEESE STUFFED CELERY




This recipe is a hit with both adults and kids. The best part? A drizzle of honey tops everything off.

CELERY STICKS STUFFED WITH ALMOND BUTTER


Do you remember eating "ants on a log" as a child? Prepare a grown-up version with celery sticks, almond butter, and chia seeds.

OTHER USES FOR CELERY STICKS


GREEN SMOOTHIE WITH CELERY




Since celery is a great detox agent it is an ideal ingredient in a green smoothie. You'll love this healthy drink made with spinach, zucchini, and avocado.

BLOODY MARY




This classic Sunday brunch cocktail is refreshing and has just enough spice to tickle your taste buds. Select a gorgeous celery stalk with lots of leaves.



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How To Cook Tilapia: 5 Video Recipes To Help You Get It Right

If you love tilapia you can't miss these five video recipes for baking, grilling, pan-roasting and cooking tilapia in other fun ways. Yo...