Is the amount of spices in a recipe something you should really follow blindly? In many recipes it is often advised to taste with salt and pepper. Why don't the recipes state the amount?
The amount of these spices is so individual for each individual. Some like a little saltier food, while others like when there are some extra spices with the pepper mill. You've probably noticed that salt and pepper can often be seen at the restaurant tables?
But when it comes to other spices, it can be good with a benchmark for how much to dose of, for example, chili. Is it stated in the recipe that you should have a spoon, but if you think it lacks heat, do you add some extra or do you satisfy with just one spoon?
What about the spice in classic dishes?
After all, there are lots of n...
Small pot-grown herbs and lettuce in a pot are something we often buy in the grocery store, but wouldn't it be nice to continue growing them for a while? With just a little extra care they can live on and give new harvests for several weeks and maybe even months. Growing herbs for the sake of the scents is one reason, growing them for the taste of another.
A spice land can look many ways. If you do not have the opportunity to grow outdoors, it is equally good to grow in a pot. The advantage of growing the spices in a pot is that you can place it near the kitchen or grill so that you can quickly access your spice storage. Also, that you can feel the scents as you pass by, simply by brushing them with your hand is just a bonus
Some spices are annuals and can be sown directly on the p...
Everyone should have food for at least a week. There is no need for a natural disaster in order for the food to come into use, it is enough that you become ill and cannot go to the grocery store in a few days. Having a larger food stock than that, which lasts for a month or two, is a good idea for everyone.
It is cheaper to buy food in bulk and to stock up with food just in case. But it's important that you don't buy food that then gets old and expires just because you don't have the time to eat it. Consuming the food you buy is important from waste and environmental perspective but also from an economical standpoint.
To make it easier for yourself, it is good to keep track of how long different foods can actually be stored - often they are edible long after the best before date....
Food and culture are very closely related to each other.
Food culture includes traditions, dishes, and ingredients. The food culture in Europe differs from country to country, but there are common characteristics that distinguish European cuisines from, for example, Asian. The biggest source of starch in the kitchen is wheat flour, as well as dumplings of various kinds, pasta, and pastries. Most countries in Europe use sauces and spices as condiments and accessories.
Let's look closer at the general rules and traditions of European food culture and how it varies depending on the country and which part of Europe you are in.
The Finnish cuisine is reminiscent of the German, Swedish and Russian cuisines. The food culture in Norway is based primarily on the raw mater...
Food poisoning is most often caused by toxins formed by bacteria in poor food. In order not to be affected by food poisoning, it is important to think of three things: firstly, preventing food from being contaminated, and partly avoiding the bacteria already present in the food, and partly killing harmful microorganisms.
How to reduce the risk of food poisoning
Of course, it is important to always wash your hands before eating or dealing with food and when you have been to the toilet, but also after you have handled raw meat.
Bacteria thrive in heat and moisture. Therefore, make sure to quickly cool the food, preferably in a cold water bath, and put it in the refrigerator. Do not leave large pots on the stove and cool.
When you need to heat food, do it properly. If you heat it up t...
Many people who try to eat healthier reduce sugar and fat in the diet. But one detail many miss or neglect is that you can replace the sweet and greasy ingredients with strong spices. You'd be surprised at how good spices are for your health - both directly and indirectly. In this article, we will share the many reasons why spices are good for your health because we believe this is a topic that is not discussed enough in the world of food and health. Spices should not be underestimated.
To start with, spices are not only generally good directly, but also for the sake of taste. When you use spices, you get a completely different relationship to dishes that taste something specific and distinct. The fact is also that spicy foods have some positive effects
Much of the food that...
Holidays - Depending on where you choose to visit, the first thing you can think of is food!
If you are vacationing, eating is often a big part of your vacation and holiday experience. Regardless of the city, each country has almost its unique cuisine and is the first thing many people think of when they visit the country.
How to find good restaurants abroad?
It is easier than ever to find restaurants to visit abroad. Previously, the word-of-mouth rule applied. A restaurant's reputation was almost everything. Was the restaurant famous? Yes, whether it was the best and the best food, this one would be visited and this is where you would eat if you visited the country.
Today this is not the case. Today, every person is a reviewer. If a restaurant really produces good food, it wil...
Food and meals are an important part of our cultural heritage. Even though we are far from pre-industrial storage today, there is much knowledge and inspiration to be gained from food traditions of old times.
Food is not only vital to us, but it also tells us so much about our way of life, about nature and culture. In fact, food tends to play an important role in cultures. Some more than others.
Even if we leave the country or culture in which we grew up, the food traditions will follow. This is also what has contributed to spreading food cultures, dishes, and traditions across the world. Many countries have been open to the food of other cultures more than others, which means that many cultures have been influenced by other food cultures.
Before industrialism, it was very muc...
Finding good and interesting restaurants on your vacation and holiday is an important part of the holiday for many.
But how do you avoid the tourist traps and find really good restaurants on the trip?
In your home town, you have probably tried many of the restaurants that are available. You know which are good, which are terrible, and which restaurants are the best option depending on what you want to eat.
But when you go abroad, perhaps on a vacation or business trip, to a completely new city, how do you know which restaurants are good and which you should absolutely stay away from? The difference between good and bad restaurants is huge. At worst, you may get ill due to improperly handled food such as cross-contamination and dirty kitchens, and at best you will have the best...
Seasoning food with spiced and herbs is an art. With hundreds of spices to choose from, the art of seasoning and using them in food is rather complex. At least if you want it to taste good.
Most people stick to the few spices they know. This may include, for example, pepper, curry, ginger, Basil, to mention a few. But if that is you, you are missing out on amazing opportunities. Spices can completely change a dish and take it from mediocre to something absolutely extraordinary. But in the same way that spices can boost a dish, they can also completely destroy it if used incorrectly.
To take advantage of the great benefits that spices have, you need to first learn what spices are available, and then which spices match with what dishes and tastes. Furthermore, you also need to lear...