Category - Understanding Ingredients

Once your food has been grown and harvested (or slaughtered), you’ve got your core ingredients, ready to be eaten or processed one step further. The core to really understand what happens next though, is that you really understand those ingredients. Understand why they are the way they are. Make sure you’re able to compare ingredients, and understand why they’re different and, very importantly, understand what their role is in your specific application.

Previous step: all these ingredients started out at a farm!
Next step: transform those ingredients, wherever necessary, into food through processing or cooking!

ghee in can

Goddess Ghee – Where ghee comes from

After kneading the chapati dough, rolling it into circles and baking it on our tawa, we never skip one essential last step. Adding a thin layer of ghee on top. Whereas the ghee is hard when it comes from the fridge, it...

beer foam

The Joy of Beer Foam

This is a guest post by Michael, author and founder of Robust Kitchen. Beer is awesome. Declare it from the rooftops! Or maybe that’s old news to you. If you’ve ever enjoyed downing a cold glass next to me at the local...

cultured (left) vs uncultured (right) butter

Why not all butters are the same

If you’ve ever switched butter brands, and most of us probably have, you’ve probably noticed that one butter isn’t necessarily the same as another. Your new butter might be paler or yellower, harder or...

hazelnut crumble bundt cake

Why & how sour cream is used in cakes

You can make a cake with very few ingredients, equal amounts of flour, butter, eggs and sugar will give you a delicious pound cake. However, you can tweak the flavour and texture of your cake in an unlimited number of...