Archive for the ‘Food Ingredients’ 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 […]


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 […]


Flavored Salt and Sugar Many kitchens fail to see the importance of flavored salt and flavored sugar can bring them – Especially when it comes to something called ‘being unique’. Flavored salt and sugar do not take a long process to produce, and it goes a long way for a restaurant, in terms of branding, […]