Archive for the ‘Cooking – How To’ Category

Oh dang, burnt. Yes – Burnt foods can hurt and smell bad. Especially when it’s rotting in your pot, waiting for it to be transferred elsewhere. Today, one of our apprentices burnt her pièce de résistance – Soupe de Legumes. With the heavy-bottomed pan producing small holes of the burnt soup on its surface, it […]


Cook at home and kill to eat (fresh) Ever wondered how would it be to make your own ‘meat produce’ at home, killing it to cook for your family to consume? It’s not so easy, really. What about proper prawn farming (home scale), fish raring, water-frog farming or chicken breeding? Invading the chicken coop for […]


Mom, why are these scrambled eggs dry? The more people we serve, the better our knowledge is, the fresher our stocks are, the higher the turnover rate, the longer the accounts go, the more invoices and receipts our restaurant have. But if we come to the understanding of a particular something which we’re so good […]


Thickening Agents – Roux Roux has been used in the Culinary industry for a long period of time up to date. Not only it’s practical to its usage, roux is also very useful in terms adding flavor to soups or sauces. There are many stipulations to Roux as there is with politics today, as this […]


Pickling Foods – Guide to Pickles Pickles are great food accompaniments to certain food products – At least we think so. Whether it’s going to be black olives on your Cream Cheese baguette or Gherkins on your McDonalds burger patty, once it’s practical, it’ll always be practical. Pickles are easy to make and lasts very […]


What alternatives to common food seasoning? When we talk about food seasoning, we always refer to common food seasoning like salt, pepper, chicken powder, monosodium glutamate (MSG) or Ajinomoto (it’s a brand name), white pepper, fish stock powder, etc. However, there are always ways to enjoy hot & cold, sweet and savory foods without the […]


Flavored Oil Flavored oil has been around for a while now. While many restaurants still prefer using olive oil to flavored oils, there have been buzzes about ‘healthy’ oil, which most of the time points to oils that contain less saturated fats or none at all. Food Central won’t be looking at healthy food alternatives […]


Know your foods, cook them right A lot of us are often given blurred visions of certain food preparation techniques that we forget many vital processes; thanks to commercialized quick-to-eat food products that make us want to pop them in the oven and voila! There are certain kitchen/cooking metrics that we Food Central do not […]


Save up on that buffet dinner At home or in the restaurant, we see buffet dining everywhere. Let’s not limit it to buffets like Jogoya, the Japanese buffet that many of us feel its extrinsic and exquisite value. Today, we also consider things like buffet dinner at home, beefing up juices for the perfect buffet, […]


How to plan a Food menu at home No, planning your weekly home menu isn’t tedious work. It’s actually fun, informational and that stimulates creative thinking. If you feel this is not your kind of thing, by all means give it a small go — Maybe plan for one or two days to serve one […]