Food Fashion

Gourmet burgers and artisinal bread “ hipster nonsense or genuine quality?

In terms of metropolitan food trends, there are very broadly two marketing approaches or philosophies (if you must). The first is to tempt people in with the novel, the exotic.

Pickled Pumpkin Salad


Pickled pumpkin salad with apple and parmesan: The smell of the pickled pumpkin salad can be a little bit overwhelming – so possibly not a good one to test out the new vaporizer on?


About Why Cook – this is all about playing with your food – modernist cuisine does not have to be as complicated as they make out!

A stitch in time for cooks!

Some Great & Not So Great Cooking Time Saving Tips

I have a passion for food and am a big fan of good and efficient cooks; over the years I have never missed a single opportunity to update my knowledge with respect to right ways of cooking. Basically, I feel it is not difficult for anyone to cook but what makes things difficult is cooking against time without comprising the taste and ensuring a fast clearing of washing pile.

Why People hate drinking

Why People Hate Drinking

Normally alcohol drinking is associated with cool behavior and having fun by most of the youth today. It is also accepted as a social lubricant. As long as alcohol drinking remains in moderation, things do not get difficult. When an individual crosses the moderate limits, alcohol shows its bad effects. Some people hate drinking due to these bad effects of excess drinking which takes the individual on the downward trip to depression. However, there are some who hate drinking due to taste aversion. drinks to serve a cocktail noob because people perceive alcohol in different ways:

No Bake Protein Bars

I am a fitness freak, at the same time I have a sweet tooth too. It is a difficult combination and to sustain it, I am always on the lookout for a recipe that is filling and wholesome and well you know sweetish too.


Artificial Sweeteners

Artificial sweeteners are sugar substitutes which are synthetically manufactured in the laboratory and have to be approved by Food and Drug Administration body for use. Basically, there are five such artificial sweeteners in use today such as aspartame, saccharin, sucralose, Neotame and acesulfame K.

Sweetners – little molecules

Comprehensive Guide – Sugars –And- Sweeteners

Sugar is a sweet substance which occurs naturally in fruits in the form of fructose and in milk as lactose. A sweetener is both a naturally occurring as well as synthetically prepared substance which is used in place of sugar. They are added to food to kindle the sweet taste in the person consuming the food item. Sugar obtained from natural sources in the form of fruits is a rich source of vitamins, minerals and fiber too, whereas food items to which sugar is added contains empty calories giving no nutrients.

Scientific Pantry Ingredients

I am a reasonably decent cook; at least I fancy I am one, well, that’s beside the point; the other day I was asked by an acquaintance to explain to her scientific pantry ingredients. Atta boy! I had heard of kitchen pantry but scientific pantry and its ingredients- a big zero! I immediately dug up on the internet and came to realize that scientific pantry had to do something with molecular gastronomy. Quite a mouthful, isn’t it?

Modernist Cuisine At Home

The ‘Modernist Cuisine At Home’ which is a second book release of Dr. Nathan Myhrvold and his team is geared to home based cooking. The book is as impressive as the first one, with the single volume weighing about 10 pounds and running into 456 pages priced at about $140. A separate kitchen manual comes along with the main volume which is very handy during the execution of recipes; the use of washable paper and plastic covers adding to the convenience of use.

Ingredients Scientific Cooking

Weekly roundup of science and food: Scientific cooking is connected with molecular gastronomy. Molecular gastronomy is one of the sub branches of food science that applies scientific thinking to cooking of food. This analysis into the scientific procedure of cooking has developed gradually into a path breaking culinary practice which has become the rage in all upscale restaurants, all over the world.

The Extraordinary Cookbook


Books about science and cooking – some are there to educate, some to make you a better cook – some are not really intended to be used as recipes but purely as tools for leisure. The extraordinary cookbook is one of the fun, yet useless ones.

Green Vegetables

use baking soda to keep green beans green. green bean salad. I have a fancy to all foods that are nutritious, with fruits and vegetables topping the list. This is a trait acquired from my mother who used to make appetizing preparations of various vegetables so that I and my brother would develop a liking for them. Hence, I am very particular to ensure that I and my family have consumed our daily quota of colorful vegetables and fruits besides the regular items.

Pumpkin Shiitake Ravioli

pumpkin ravioli: More on the pumpkin trip – and as Italians are stylish and big users of herbal vaporizer this time we’re going to give it a go with a bag full of rosemary vapours. As ever this works best with a high and (volcano vaporizer) but use whatever you have to hand.

Great Beef Jerky Home

The thing about making beef jerky is that you can’t rush it – so just chill out whilst you wait for it to dry, you could actually improve the quality – but not the speed by using a smoker/vaporizer to infuse bit of extra jerk into it!

Modernist Caramelized Pumpkin Soup

Pumpkins are not just for Halloween – but you can certainly take advantage of the fact that there are spooky connotations of the vegetable to make sure that this one is a vaporizer classic. For this one then I filled the pillow with extra dense vapour – almost smoke in fact – which goes against everything I believe about the invisible qualities of the volcano vaporizer! But I thought it was more important to get the pumpkin vibe going well.