Posts Tagged ‘Food Knowledge’

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 […]


Le Cochon ou Le Porc? A recap on our previous post where we mentioned Kitchen Terms or English, Food Central’s Von Cook has explained various kitchen terms that are misused, particularly Cooking Methods vs Food Preparation Techniques, and we promised you another three terms, which are wet, moist and dry. I’ve jotted down Chef Sun’s […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


What duties should a Head Chef practice? All of us loves going to fancy restaurants, being serve by wondrous service staff and beautiful platters of food. Many times, the amount of DOLLARS in our pocket are keeping us away from these robust-looking, exquisite ambient, fancy restaurants. Besides, foods presented to us so nonchalantly beautiful made […]


Thinking of ways on how to reduce food cost in your restaurant can be a tiring task. While some kitchen staff may curse (behind the scenes) the Head Chef for always sitting in the Chef’s office reading newspapers, drinking wine and chatting on the phone; they do not really understand what goes behind the minds […]


In many communities around the world, Ice Cream serves a staple to many people – Either it’s consumed twice a week or twice daily. There are many varieties to ice cream that we can see today; mainly creamy ones. In Malaysia, we can see sorts of ice cream around us everyday – Not to mention […]