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Asian Food Spices
Asian Food Spices
Spices are vital for the flavour, aroma and colour they add to our food. We look at a few of the less-familiar spices used in Asian cookery....
Garlic in Asian Cooking
Garlic in Asian Cooking
Garlic is an essential ingredient in many Asian dishes but how can you avoid garlic breath?...
Growing Your Own Oriental Vegetables
Growing Your Own Oriental Vegetables
Some of the herbs and vegetables used in oriental cookery can be grown easily at home. Some like Thai Basil and coriander will flourish on a windowsill; others like…...
Pepper and Its Use in Asian Cookery
Pepper and Its Use in Asian Cookery
Pepper is the king of spices. Available as black or white pepper, black, green red or pink peppercorns, it's a vital ingredient in many Asian dishes...
The History And Uses Of Ginger
The History And Uses Of Ginger
Ginger is used extensively in Thai, Indian and Chinese cookery, along with garlic and chillies....
The History of Indian Food & Cookery
The History of Indian Food & Cookery
India has a long and proud cooking history, going back thousands of years. Today's style of cooking has been influenced by religion, invaders and traders of all nations....
Using Chillies In Thai, Indian And Chinese Food
Using Chillies In Thai, Indian And Chinese Food
Eating chillies is good for you! We tell you why, what it's used for in Asian cooking and how to cool it down....
Using Coconut in Asian Cooking
Using Coconut in Asian Cooking
Coconuts are incredibly versatile providing everything from a simple refreshing drink to an alcoholic beverage to a milk popular for use in curries, and it's a…...
Using Herbs In Asian Cooking
Using Herbs In Asian Cooking
Herbs don’t play as large a part in Asian cookery as spices do, but we take a look at three herbs that are important: coriander, curry leaves and betel....
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