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African Cuisine. What Dishes Are the Most Popular in Africa?

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African-Cuisine avaAfrican cuisine is a combination of locally available vegetables, fruits, cereal grains, and also milk and meat products. Often the cuisine differs much from region to region. But almost any traditional African food is surprising and extraordinary for foreigners. Learn more about the national dishes of various African countries, try to cook it and expand your knowledge about best world cuisines.

How to Bake a Perfect Cheesecake. Step-by-Step Tips

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cheesecakeCheesecake is one of favourite American cakes. But it isn't easy to make this cake. There are lots of different peculiarities which you should know, because it is very easy to spoil a cheesecake. If it falls or cracks, it is ruined. So be very attentive and follow all the rules when baking it. Especially be careful with time and temperature. Good luck.

Top-5 Best Cheap Multi Cookers

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multi-cooker avaTo tell you the truth, multi cooker is the best electric devise for every housewife, mother, woman. It can make the cooking of tasty and healthy food your favorite and very easy everyday work. You will eat freshly prepared food more often and it won't get too much of your time and efforts. Some people think that multi cooker is too expensive for their family. Let's find out if it is true.

How to Choose Baking Sheet for Home Cooking

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baking-sheets cA baking sheet is a "must have" for every kitchen. It is one of the most useful cooking equipment. With a baking sheet you can cook either hot sandwiches, or cookies, or cakes and pies, or lasagna etc. In general baking sheet is a flat, rectangular metal pan for oven. This kitchen equipment is used not only in home cooking, but also in bakers, restaurants and cafés and so on.

Top-10 Best Soup Recipes

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soups cSoups are rather healthy and delicious food. There are clear soups (like bouillons) and thick soups (like purees or cream soups). You can make a vegetarian soup or use some meat stock. The usual soup ingredients are: potatoes, carrots, vegetable or meat stock, onions, pasta, cereals, herbs and spices. But you can also use any other ingredients – eggs, butter, grains, fruit, nuts, seafood etc.

Baby Food. Tips and Recipes

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baby-foodThe first food baby gets after breast milk is very important for its future tastes and likes. But even more influence first food has on baby's health. That's why parents must introduce new food to baby very carefully. Pay much attention to first baby food to avoid food allergies, diatheses and indigestions. We offer you several recipes of non-allergic baby dishes with products that should be introduced firstly.

Top-10 Spring Recipes. What to Cook with Spring Greens

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spring-greens cIt is almost spring now, and there are more and more new spring greens at the markets and groceries. We missed these products so much. That's why many housewives buy greens and cook dishes with them. There are lots of recipes that use fresh sprouts and spring vegetables.

Cooking Fish. Methods and recipes

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fish2 cMany people like fish. And experts say that we should eat seafood at least 2 times a week. The best fish is the one with omega3 – like mackerel, herring or sardines. Also salmon and trout are rather good for health and delicious. But different kinds of fish need different cooking techniques. Chose method of cooking according to the fish and your taste. The most healthy food is steamed, boiled and baked fish.

Home Brewing. Finishing

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brewing-bottles_cHome Brewing. The next step: Finishing. When fermentation has stopped or when the specific gravity has fallen close to final gravity it is time for barrelling the ale or, more correctly, casking it, because a barrel is specifically a thirty-six gallon cask. There are not any special precautions that need to be taken when casking, except to ensure that a minimum of air gets dissolved in the beer and that a minimum of yeast and sediment gets carried across.

Home Brewing. Mashing and Sparging

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Mashing-and-Sparging_cAt first glance at this article it may seem that mashing is an extremely difficult process and super-critical as regards temperature, time, and 1001 other things. Please rest assured that it is not. The mash is surprisingly easy, tolerant, recovers well from up-cocks, and rarely fails. It is time consuming - yes, but it is not difficult or particularly critical. If you do not understand some of the technical aspects of this chapter do not let it concern you. You can quite safely skip the difficult bits. You do not really need to know what goes on during the mash, just as you do not need to know the chemical reactions that take place when baking a cake. Mashing is similar to making a pot of tea, except that the temperature at which the infusion takes place is lower.

Home Brewing. Water and Water Treatment

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water_cIf you are a beginner to brewing you can skip this article completely and come back to it at a later stage in your apprenticeship. If you are brewing from kits there is no need to worry about water treatment at all. If you are brewing from malt extract there is still probably no need to concern yourself with the matter. The main benefits of water treatment are obtained when mashing from grain, but even so, perfectly acceptable ales can still be brewed without it. Only if you are a perfectionist and an experienced brewer seeking to fine-tune the quality of your beers should you need to concern yourself with water treatment.


Juice Diet. The One Week Vitality Plan

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Juice-Diet_cThe One Week Vitality Plan combines the potency of fresh fruit and vegetable juices with plain and simple foods. This double-edged approach rests and tonifies the digestive system, while providing nourishment and strength. Regular meals are part of the plan, but the choice of food is restricted, so that maximum benefit is obtained from the cleansing programs. Throughout the week, you can enjoy some of the Extra Ways to Pamper yourself such as saunas, Turkish baths, massage and aromatherapy facials.

Serve Tasty Hot Toasties: Recipes and Tips

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Hot-ToastiesA toastie makes a quick and nourishing hot supper snack. To make a toastie for one person, you will need to use one medium slice of wholemeal bread (4 Sins) from a large 800 g loaf. Don't be tempted to substitute muffins, rolls or pitta bread, or the Sins will soon mount up. To make each toastie, just take 1 medium slice wholemeal bread (4 Sins) and then toast the bread on both sides, either in a toaster or under a preheated hot grill. Do not overcook or the toast will be hard and unappetising – it should be crisp, a pale golden brown and still slightly soft in the middle. Top the toast with one of the delicious toppings listed below.

Serve Delicious Poultry Dishes

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Poultry-Dishes_cDishes with poultry are very popular all over the world. It can be chicken meat, game, turkey, duck, peacock or any other. People like dishes with poultry because this meat is low-fat, delicious and easy-cooked. We offer you some recipes of poultry dishes, like Poulet a la Kiev. Also you can find information about different problems of cooking poultry, partners for serving it and useful advice in this article.

Detox and Revitalize with a Help of Juices

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Detox-Juices_cDetoxifying may be a trendy 'buzz' word, but it isn't a new concept. People have been cleansing their bodies since biblical times, often for religious reasons and to help concentrate the mind. During the twentieth century detoxification programmes have become an established treatment in addiction centres, to assist in weaning people off alcohol and drugs. Put in this context, it all sounds rather serious, but in fact detoxing is a simple and natural process that you can do in the comfort of your own home. Detoxing with fresh fruit and vegetable juices rests and rejuvenates the parts you don't normally reach - or even think about!

Drink Juices to Cure Alertness and Stress

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Alertness-and-Stress_cOur lives seem to become busier and more pressurized every day, as we try to juggle the demands of work, family, home and leisure time. We can easily end up tired, run-down and over-stressed, and if we don't look after ourselves we can start to suffer from insomnia, digestive upsets, lack of interest in sex, and a tendency to pick up minor illnesses. Fresh juices, drunk regularly, can help provide us with some of the nutrients that help us cope with stresses and strains, and enjoy life to the full.

How to Serve Canapes and Aperitifs

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canapes_cSmall party or dinner with friends is a very pleasant but not so easy thing. You have to make a menu, cook delicious dishes and serve some aperitifs before dinner. We offer you several advises how to make your dinner party great and realy pleasant, several recipes of canapes and some drinks before dinner.

Different Chinese Preparation and Cooking Techniques

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Chinese-Cooking-Techniques_cChinese chefs have their own preparation techniques: marinading, thickening, velveting etc., and cooking techniques: blanching, poaching, stir-frying, deep-frying, shallow-frying, slow-simmering, steeping, braising, red-braising, steaming, roasting, barbecuing, twice-cooking, re-heating foods and etc. To cook Chinese dishes you also need to know these techniques and picularities.

Equipment for Cooking Chinese Food

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EquipmentTraditional Chinese cooking equipment is not essential for cooking Chinese food but there are a few items which will make it very much easier. Most items can be bought very cheaply, especially if you seek out authentic implements from a Chinese grocer rather than the more expensive versions sold in many department stores.

Chinese Cooking Techniques and Schools

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chinese-cookery_cNowadays Chinese food is very popular in different countries, especially in US. But not all of us know much about Chinese cooking and Chinese culture in general. For example, do you know that Chinese greeting 'Chi fan le mei you?' is translated as 'Have you eaten yet?' For Chinese people food is more than a passion, it is an obsession, and good eating is believed to be essential to good living.

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