Chai, chaat, chutney & The Cardamom Trail (Chetna Makan) – A book review

“Chetna is the queen of spice”. All throughout her journey through the British Bake Off competition Chetna Makan manages to pull off great flavour combinations. In her crispy lentil kachori...

Deciding whether & how to roast nuts

Walking into a kitchen or production location where nuts are being roasted tends to be a delight. The air is full of nutty, caramelly aroma’s. Taking it one step further and burning those nuts deftly...

Using aquafaba instead of egg whites to make meringue

For years, if not decades, meringues, whether Italian, French or Swiss, relied heavily on eggs to make that light and airy texture. If you didn’t eat eggs, meringues were out of the question. Egg whites...

Cookie Science

Hydrox vs. Oreo cookies

When entering the cookie isle in most large American supermarkets you will probably run into this large blue section, full of similar packages. Full of Oreo cookies. It’s one of the biggest cookie brands in the US...