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What is agar-agar and how to use it

What is agar-agar and how to use it

We’ve had a few queries about agar-agar, the wonder setting agent that’s super stable, heat resistant and vegetarian friendly. By Kim Hoepfl Photograph by Graeme Borchers What is agar-agar?…

How to flavour salts

How to flavour salts

Flavoured salts are very easy to make and will give your food a little extra flavour. Here’s how to flavour salts at home: Dry the rind of 2 lemons…

How to boil an egg

How to boil an egg

Yes, there is a technique for boiling the perfect egg! Here’s how to boil an egg: Use eggs at room temperature. Bring the water to a boil, then simmer…

How to spin sugar

How to spin sugar

Even though it looks a little challenging, patience and practice is all you need to perfect this sugar spinning technique. Make sure that you cover your working area with…

How to grow chervil

How to grow chervil

This delicate herb with curly leaves is a member of the parsley family. Often used in French cooking, it has a subtle, mild taste with hints of liquorice. Chervil…

How to cook the perfect steak

In avoiding incidents of steak not cooked to your guests’ liking, we’ve put together your right-hand guide to cooking the perfect steak, from mise en place to serving. Words…

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