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Tips For Eating Street Food
Tips For Eating Street Food
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It doesn't take long for tourists to Thailand to realise that street food is practically a way of life there. Considering that many houses aren't equipped with proper kitchens, (and raw ingredients can cost more than prepared meals), it's no surprise that eating out is more common than eating in.

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Storing Your Curry Paste
Storing Your Curry Paste
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The best Thai curries are created using fresh pastes made from punchy aromatics and spices. Whether you bought a packaged curry paste (designed for more than one use), or you’ve made a large batch yourself, there’s no way you want to waste a single bit of that delicious flavour bomb!

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The Benefits Of Using A Mortar & Pestle
The Benefits Of Using A Mortar & Pestle
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A mortar and pestle is one of the simplest tools in any culinary arsenal, it’s just better at what it does than anything else. Whether you're getting hardcore about making a curry paste or simply mushing up some herbs to spread over a roast chicken, a mortar and pestle just improves the quality of your meal. It does the work better than your sharpest knife, fastest blender, or heavy-duty food processor. Here’s why we think you need this old-school tool.

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How To Balance Flavour
How To Balance Flavour
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Balancing flavour is an art based on training, intuition and experience. Luckily, you don’t need to go to culinary school to learn how to do this!

Sweet, salty, sour, bitter and umami are five taste elements that build our overall perception of flavour. When each part is perfectly balanced, our eating experiences are lifted above and beyond. Understanding how flavours become balanced starts with knowing the basic rules behind preparing each component. Remember that adding salt to a dish does more than just making it salty - it enhances or counteracts other flavours within the dish.

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Meat Cuts Ideal For Slow Cooking
Meat Cuts Ideal For Slow Cooking
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Slow cooking is an economical way to turn a basic cut of meat or poultry into something memorable and delicious! By following the principle of ‘low and slow’, you can create meltingly tender curries, braises, stews, roasts and soups. Cooking the right cuts of meat at low temperature for an extended period of time can be the key to turning something good into something great.

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Methods Of Steaming
Methods Of Steaming
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Many vegetables are ideal for steaming, as is fish, duck, chicken and many types of shellfish. The steaming process locks in and enhances the vibrant colours of vegetables.

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The Food Of Indonesia
The Food Of Indonesia
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Indonesian cuisine is one of the most exotic and colourful in the world, full of intense and vibrant flavours. There are many different food regions in Indonesia, sixteen in total! Some include Jakarta, Java, Madura, Bali, Aceh, Sumatra, Sulawesi, Nusa Tenggara, Maluku and Papua. 

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Popular Spice Blends
Popular Spice Blends
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One popular spice mix is garam masala, a powdered blend that typically has five or more dried spices. These can include cardamom, black pepper, coriander, cumin, cinnamon, nutmeg and clove. Each culinary region (even household) has a distinctive garam masala blend and individual chefs will also have their own. This spice blend has so many uses.

Chaat Masala is sprinkled on top of Indian snacks for a real flavour kick!

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Using A Pressure Cooker
Using A Pressure Cooker
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Pressure cooking is the process of cooking food at high pressure, by using a liquid (usually water, stock, wine or a combination) in a specialty cooking pot called a pressure cooker. Just about any ingredient that can be steamed or has the ability to be cooked with liquids, can be pressure cooked.

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