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Picking up good sets of cookware

Picking Up Good Sets of Cookware

Cookware is commonly used in the kitchen. It comprises of cooking vessels such as, frying pans and saucepans. It is intended for use on a range top or stove. Cookwares come in many variations. With the proper understanding of its features, you can choose which best fits your kitchen.
Cookware is commonly used in the kitchen, and it comprises of cooking vessels such as, frying pans and saucepans. It is intended for use on a range top or stove in preparing the food or for cooking purposes. Many variations have been developed as people tend to discover various other vessels for cooking.
During the civilizations of Stone Age, it was believed that the first techniques of using cooking vessels have been used. Among this, there were the improvements to basic roasting, and the use of clay or large leaves in order to preserve the moisture of the cooked food.
In Asia, bamboo tubes can be a used as a container, while in other places, the shells of turtles or large mollusks are being used as a waterproof cooking vessel. As early as 7000 BC, the inhabitants of the Tehaucan Valley began carving large stone bowls. Pottery developments allowed the creation of different shapes and sizes for fireproof cooking vessels. Subsequent to this, the porous container was then converted in order to produce ceramic glazes. Aside from this, bronze and iron metalworking skills were allowed in making cookware.
By the 17th century, the Westerner’s kitchens began to use kettles, baking pans, skillets and pots. These were commonly produced by a local blacksmith in American colonies. The material was derived from iron, while brass or copper were common in Europe and Asia.
Cookwares are made from different materials, such as:
Metals
? Aluminum — a very good thermal conductivity that does not rust. It is lightweight, and resistant to many forms of corrosion. However, it can react with some acidic foods and changes its taste.
Hence, non-anodized (has no layer of aluminum oxide) aluminum may cause oxidation to some of the foods like sauces that contains egg yolks, or vegetables such as asparagus or artichokes. Aluminum is commonly used for pie plates, cake or muffin pans, baking sheets and even pasta pots, steamers, skillets and stockpots.
? Copper — is good for thermal conductivity, it provides most of the heating aspect. Copper tends to be heavy and requires occasional re-tinting. It is also expensive. So far, they are considered as the best for fast cooking and sautéing due to such high heat.
? Cast Iron — a reactive material that can withstand very high temperatures. Cast iron is a porous material that easily rusts and requires seasoning before usage.
? Stainless Steel — is a relatively poor heat conductor. It is commonly used for kitchen equipment that contains a minimum of 11.5% chromium. Stainless steel is an iron alloy that also blends containing 18% chromium with either 8% nickel, called 18/8, or with 10% nickel, called 18/10. It reacts with either alkaline or acidic foods. Thus, they do not easily dent.
? Carbon Steel — maintains high strength and heat resistance when rolled into very thin sheets of material. Carbon Steel may be an advantage for woks and paella pans, but it does not conduct any heat. A process of rubbing fat on the surface can be done as its recommended usage in cooking.
There are also composite and coated cookwares such as:
? Enamel casted iron — made of cast iron which covers the surface with porcelain. It is has the properties that combines cast iron with a non-reactive and low stick surface. Thus, this creates a piece that has retention and heat distribution.
? Enamel over steel — this technique creates a piece that has a non-reactive, heat distribution of carbon steel and a low stick surface. Enamel over steel is ideal for large pans that are used mostly in water based cooking. Thus, it is a popular piece of cookware for camping instances because of its lightweight feature.
? Clad aluminum or copper — a technique with a layer of heat conducting material that can fabricate pans, such as aluminum and copper. Both its inner and the outer portion of a pot made of aluminum are typically clad. This way, it provides stainless surfaces for cooking and a contact cook top. Plus, the interior surface of copper is typically clad which leaves more attractive copper for exposure to the outer side of the pan.
? Teflon coated frying pan (Non-stick) — Teflon (polytetrafluoroethylene) minimizes the possibility of food sticking to the pan’s surface. Using Teflon is much easier because it is effortless to clean it as compared to other pots. Aside from this, there are no frequent results of having foods burned in its usage. It is important that while cooking, never use metal implements on the pan. This requires cautious care and attention.
Non-metallic
Non-metallic cookware can be used in microwave ovens but cannot be used on the stovetop. Such examples are as follows:
? Ceramics — provides a nonstick cooking surface such as glazed ceramics like porcelain. Terra Cotta (unglazed ceramics) has a porous surface. During the cooking process, its surface can hold water and other liquids. Hence, some glazes used on ceramic have a highly contained level of lead that can be a risk to our health.
? Glass — Borosilicate glass is oven safe and allows the food to be seen with its clear glass.
? Glass-ceramic — this ceramic is used in making different products that has the best properties of both glass and ceramic cookware. It is immune to thermal shock because of it’s near-zero co-efficiency to thermal expansion.
? Silicone — able to withstand maintained temperatures of 675°F (360°C). It is light and flexible. The advantage of removing baked goods from the pan is its own flexibility.
Cooking vessels such as pots and pans have different variations and types. Such are:
? Braising pans and roasting pans — also known as roasters and braisers. It provides space for cooking chicken, pork or beef. It is also a shallow, large and wide pan, usually made of heavy gauge metal for safety usage on cook tops. Thus, it typically has a cover and two loops or handles.
? Casserole pans — can be used on the stovetop and in the oven. It is commonly made from glazed ceramic. A casserole is similar to having a roaster and a Dutch oven that can be used interchangeably.
? Dutch ovens — used for stews, soups, braised meats and a variety of large dishes, for slow low heat cooking. It is made from cast iron. Generally it is made into a deep pot with a heavy lid, for the purpose of re-creating oven conditions on the stovetop.
? Frying Pans or Skillets — sometimes called omellette pans. Frypans provide shallow sides, a large flat heating surface, and it measures 20-30 cm in diameter. Thus, it is best for frying food.
? Griddles — used for grilling, making pan breads such as pancakes and crepes, and frying. It is a flat circular plate metal with a semicircular hoop that is attached to the sides. It has a measurement of about 20 up to 30 cm in diameter. There are also rectangular and square griddles like grill pans, which enables its content to define a pattern similar to a waffle maker.
? Saucepans — used for boiling or simmering. It has one long handle unlike sauce-pots that possesses two handles, for easy lifting with both hands. Usually 1-8 liters, saucepans are measured by volume.
? Sauté pans — like a fry pan, it is used for sautéing. Sauté pans have vertical sides and a large area surface in order to prevent food during cooking from escaping.
? Stockpots — allows stock to simmer for a period of time. It is a large pot that comes in different sizes in order to meet the needs of a family who wants to prepare the food for a banquet.
? Woks — typically used for stir-frying, but can be used also for steaming and deep frying. It has a rough bowl shape that is wide and has one or two handles near the rim.
Here are the lists of most common cookware sets being introduced in the market today.
1. Berndes 674103 — Tradition 10-Piece Set (MPN 674103)
The Berndes 674103 has a 2 layer interior nonstick and 3 layer exterior surfaces that protects the food from burning and sticking. It is a 10 piece set with vacuum-pressure cast aluminum. Its price ranges from $369.99 to $399.99.
2. Calphalon Tri-Ply Stainless 13 Piece Set (MPN: LS13)
The Calphalon Tri-Ply set is a stainless steel cookware with a combination performance with aluminum. Its aluminum core responds to quick temperature changes so as to continually spread the heat evenly. Its cool V design provides balance, allowing the heat to vent away from its long handles. This keeps it cool to touch. It is 100% dishwasher safe and designed ergonomically to provide an easy grip. Its price ranges from $356.29 to $399.95.
3. Edge Cookware 17-Piece Set with Silicone Handles (UPC: 00803659001097)
Edge Cookware is made from stainless steel and consists of: 3 interchangeable lids, 8- and 10-inch skillets, 5 utensils, 2, 4, 6-1/2-quart saucepans and measuring spoons, along with a Tri-ply 18/10 stainless steel with aluminum core. Its estimated price is $121.91.
4. Heuck 33002 Pre-Seasoned Cast Iron (MPN: 33002)
The Heuck 33002 is about 6, 8 and 10 inches for its varieties of 3 piece skillet. Aside from being safe and easy to use, it is capable of superior heat retention which will last for generations. Its price ranges from $17.99 to $19.99.
5. KitchenAid 15150 Gourmet Essentials Hard-Base Porcelain Aluminum (MPN: 15150)
The KitchenAid 15150 Gourmet Essentials is a 10-pc non-stick red cookware that includes: 8 Open French Skillet, 11 4.25 Qt. Covered Sauté, 1 Qt. Covered Saucepan, 8 Qt. covered Stockpan, 2 Qt. Covered Saucepan and a 10 Open French Skillet. Its price ranges from $139.00 to $149.99. Plus a $5.00 available bonus.
6. Rachael Ray Hard Anodized (UPC: 00051153806551)
Rachael Ray product is a 10-pc. Non-stick cookware with orange handles. The set contains: 10-inch French skillets, Hard-anodized aluminum construction, 1-1/2- and 3-quart covered saucepans; Soft-grip bright orange silicone (handles are oven-safe to 400 degrees F), 3-quart/10-inch cover, and a 6-quart covered stockpot. One can avail this for prices that would range from $157.88 to $179.99.
7. The Cuisinart Stowaway Cookware Set
The Cuisinart Stowaway Cookware set is a solid type of cookware that is advisable for apartment dwellers, campers or boaters and college students. It has a storage bag that makes it easily to transport this 8-piece stainless set.
The set includes: Canvas storage bag, 1 multi-cover for sauce pan and 8″ sauté pan, 2 Qt. sauce pan, 2 removable universal handles, 10″ sauté pan, 1 cover for stock pot and 10″ sauté pan, 6 Qt. stock pot, and a 8″ sauté pan. It price is estimated at $99.95.
Thus, household moms can bring their homes great cookware that can last a family. Collecting valuable cookware has become a family tradition, usually handed from one generation to another. This will go with the special recipes handed down as well.
Nowadays, interesting designs have set forth in the market. There are affordable prices that can guarantee durability. There are those that are pricey but are definitely worth it. Buying these can save you more because you will not be buying replacements for a very long time. Before buying cookware, you need to assess the type of cookware you need for everyday usage. It is also best to keep cookware you can use fro special occasions, especially if it involves catering to a number of people. Thus, knowing the right material used in cookware sets sold these days will help you with regards to your budget and with the comfort of knowing your cookware is something you can even hand down to your children..

Tips in finding the best boston caterers

Tips In Finding The Best Boston Caterers

Whether you are preparing for a surprise party for your best friend or just scanning for Boston caterers in time for your upcoming company party, it is important that you know what you need to look and ask for before sending that fat check. If your choice of Boston caterer also keeps track of the health consciousness of the people in general and thus can improvise on the menu accordingly, then you have chosen the right one for you.
What you should ask your Boston caterers
Aside from great menu and an accommodating service, there are things that you need to ask not only from the caterer but from people they have worked with before. Therefore; little bit of research, asking for more than just a simple menu adjustment with their dishes, and taking feedbacks from their previous customers will enable you to pick the right one among all hopeful Boston caterers.
What they can offer. The requirements of your guests and you should be keep in mind by your chosen caterer. If the catering team you have approached is seemingly indifferent to your special dish and menu request you are most likely wasting your time. Check if the Boston caterers you’ve hired are also a good listeners apart from helping you to make your day more special with their delicacies. Established Boston catering companies will be always ready to give out their list of former and even existing customers to enable you directly ask them for feedback and information. Use this piece of information to your advantage.
What lengths will they be going to. It’s not enough for them to commit to customizing their menus so they can meet your requirements. Most caterers build their reputation based on the quality of food they serve. Agreed the delicacies your caterers served are excellent but what about the special sisterly requirements of certain guests of yours? Are you satisfied with their approach to help you? How much their will cost? Having an excellent and nutty alternative to 50 dishes is a serious issue, and very often a slight change in the recipe requires a big adustment to the total budget for the caterer.

How to stock your pantry

How To Stock Your Pantry

If I had a nickel for every time I heard someone lament having a full pantry and nothing to eat… We’ve all learned from experience that the difference between a full pantry and a well-stocked pantry is the difference between a delicious home-made meal and… well, takeout. Again. A truly well-stocked pantry has the utility food items that transform a few fresh ingredients into a full meal. The most important pantry items tend to be used in lots of different ways and enable your fresh meats and vegetable to become lots of different dishes.
Key items—like beans, rice and pasta—are the makings of great side dishes while sauces, soups, dressings and marinades are all a snap if your pantry includes broth, good vinegar, and good oils. Good quality olive oil is a must, as is your favorite cooking oil, but peanut oil is also good for frying and high heat cooking as is the versatile and healthful grapeseed oil. Try the broths in resealable cartons and experiment with different pastas. Always get couscous and other grains in plain varieties to jazz up according to your mood. Quantities of all will be dictated by your families tastes and appetites, but start with these:
Oils: Olive Oil, Canola Oil, Sesame Oil, Peanut Oil
Vinegar: Balsamic, Apple Cider, Red Wine, White Wine, Rice Vinegar
Broth: Vegetable, Chicken, Beef
Beans/Canned: Red Beans, Kidney Beans, Black Beans, Chickpeas, Tomatoes
Pasta: Spaghetti, Bowties, Penne, Orzo, Couscous
Rice: Long Grain White, Brown, Arborio, Basmati, Jasmine
Another key group of pantry essentials are the dry ingredients, including baking ingredients, seasoning and dry herbs. All purpose flour is very important, as is kosher or sea salt, fresh black peppercorns. While fresh herbs are always best, often dried herbs will do…just don’t use the herbs that came with your spice rack! Fresh, dried herbs and spices can be purchased by weight in small batches in the bulk foods section of reputable markets. Here is a list to get you started:
Dry Goods: All-Purpose Flour, Cornmeal, Baking Powder, Baking Soda, Bread Crumbs
Herbs/Spices: Oregano, Basil, Chili Powder, Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Paprika
Seasonings: Kosher/Sea Salt, Black Peppercorns, Cayenne Pepper
Rounding out your pantry are condiments, dry beans and dry storage. The most important condiments to have on hand for cooking are Worcestershire sauce and Dijon mustard. I like to have both a smooth Dijon with white wine and and coarse grained country mustard on hand. Dry beans and lentils are hearty, full of fiber and last forever in the pantry, so stock up on all your favorite varieties. Keep a 10-bean mix on hand for soups and stews. Your dry storage drawer or bin should contain your favorite varieties of potatoes (I like red skinned or Yukon Gold), onions, shallots, and garlic. These items should be kept in a cool, dry, dark space and used or disposed of before they sprout or become soft and yielding to the touch.
Here’s a good list to start with:
Dry storage: Potatoes, Onions, Shallots, Garlic
Condiments: Dijon Mustard, Worcestershire Sauce, Soy Sauce
Dry Beans: Red Beans, Black Beans, Navy Beans, 10-bean mix, Lentils
Once you have your basic pantry items, you’ll want to fine tune your list a bit to your favorite kinds of cuisine. Here are some great items on have on hand, organized by cuisine type to enable what ever kind of food your family likes best.
Italian: Anchovy Paste, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, black olives (canned or in jars), Rosemary (dried), Basil (Dried), Cannelloni Beans, Thyme (Dried), Oregano (dried), Roasted Red Bell Peppers, Sun Dried Tomatoes, Capers, Tomato Paste, White Wine, Red Wine, Cornmeal or polenta, Pine Nuts
Mexican: Tomato Sauce, Chili Powder, Cumin, Coriander, Oregano,Black Beans, Pinto Beans
Thai: Coconut Milk, Red Curry, Green Curry, Garam Masala, Fish Sauce
Asian: Soy Sauce, Sesame Oil, Hot Chili Oil, Rice Vinegar, Rice Wine, Sesame Seeds, Five Spice Powder, Ground Dried Ginger, Hoisin Sauce
Creole: Cajun Seasoning, Cayenne Pepper, Tabasco sauce, Red Beans

Chinese cooking methods are usually healthy ways

Chinese Cooking Methods are Usually Healthy Ways

Feeling puckish and can’t be bothered with the regular meal preparation that is time-consuming and asks for a whole lot of steps? Then you are in luck with putting together a healthy and fast meal with basic cooking tips using the Chinese Cooking Method, ideal for those unannounced hunger-pangs that can quickly be appeased without compromising on granting taste-buds their due and simple to follow.
For more details go to: www.cat-head-biscuit.com  Most Chinese recipes require one or more of a combination of methods like stir-frying, steam-cooking, boiling or sauteing besides other styles adapted over the years!
The most commonly used Chinese cooking methods of all times though is frying, which may include deep, shallow, stir or slippery frying while popular Chinese food items include noodles, fried-rice, chicken pieces and shrimp dishes. Sometimes, Chinese cooking methods extend to dicing chicken and veggies into small bits and stir-frying them to serve with noodles or a rice dish.
Sauteing, also known as shallow cooking is another popular Chinese cooking method that requires a thin oil layer to cover the food which uses minimal grease and cuts down on much of the calories that creep in with other cooking methods. To ensure all the food items being cooked in this manner are not under-done, the veggies or meat is sliced thinly to enable faster, even cooking. When a light-brown color is achieved, then the spices and seasonings are added in to complete the process of sauteing.
Chinese cooking methods are usually very healthy ways of cutting back on calories and excess oil and thus Stewing food (first sauteing thinly sliced or diced veggies or meat, then pouring a sauce over it and cooking it over slow fire) is yet another popular cooking style adapted for world cuisine from Chinese cooking methods.
For help visit: www.breakfasts-recipes.com The stir-frying ensures the food items are cooked superficially but raw inside so nutrients are retained and once gravy is poured over it, the simmer-and-cook method works well to give a good taste with a zesty tang to the dish.
Slow cooking over low flame and boiling are other smart and healthy ways of preparing food that are borrowed from the various Chinese cooking methods many chefs follow. Boiling calls for large pots with hot water used to cook vegetables, rice or noodles and meat; it can also incorporate the use of sauces to lend a savory taste to the ingredients while they cook. Simmer-cooking involves cooking in water or sauce for a long time and low heat is required and since it does away with the need for oil, this is among the best dietary helpers agree experts as no extra calories get a chance to creep.

Basic slow cooker tips and delectable roast beef recipes

Basic Slow Cooker Tips and Delectable Roast Beef Recipes

There are things to consider when using a slow cooker or crock pot. There are also various roast beef recipes you can make with your slow cooker.
Slow cookers or crock pots are countertop electrical cooking appliances that maintain a low temperature for several hours. This enables cooking stew or pot roast without the need to check on it from time to time.
Amateur cooks will find it very easy to handle and maintain. All you need to do is to fill it up, and then turn it on. After several hours, dinner can be served. However, when using the slow cooker, there are some things you need to consider. It is best to get one that has a removable liner, making it very easy to clean. If you already have one with a non-removable liner, you can just use a cooking bag; then, use cooking spray on the inner liner.
Make sure you only fill your slow cooker ½ up to 2/3 full. The food will not be cooked properly if filled to the brim. However, if the liquid and food level is a bit lower, it will cook quickly.
You will find that the food along the bottom part of the slow cooker are moister and become cooked faster. This is because they are continuously immersed inside the simmering liquid. Since fats have a tendency to melt and cook easily when heated for a long time, resulting to an unpleasant texture, it is best to trim the excess fat formed and remove the skin from poultry.
During the last 30 minutes of cooking time, you can remove the lid and cook it on high to thicken the juices and add more flavors. It is best to cook on High during the 1st hour of cooking so that the temperature would easily reach 140 degrees, ensuring food safety. When you are almost done with your cooking, you can turn the dial to Low.
Do not place frozen foods inside your slow cooker. It should be defrosted first before cooking it. This way the temperature would easily reach 140 degrees. It also protects the appliance from being damaged.
Use cheaper cuts of meat because this requires about 8 hours of low cooking. Aside from being able to save money, they have less fat, moist and they result to more tender meats.
Ground meat should be cooked inside a skillet prior to cooking it in the slow cooker. If you will be cooking seafood in a slow cooker, this should be added in the last hour of cooking; otherwise, it will become overcooked and it will showcase a rubbery texture. Take note, 1 hour on high setting is actually equal to 2 hours on low setting.
Only use small amounts of Tabasco sauce and cayenne pepper because they become bitter when they are cooked for a long time. It is best to add them during the end of your cooking time.
Make sure you only add tender vegetables such as mushrooms, tomatoes and zucchini on the last 45 mins. of cooking time. This way, you will not overcook them.
Dairy products, on the other hand, must be added only during the last 30 minutes of cooking time.
Prior to storage, take out cooked food from the slow cooker or liner. Since the slow cooker’s liner is composed of thick material, cooked food will not be able to cool down quickly so as to prevent the growth of bacteria.
Only stir in spices during the last hour of cooking time. If you cook this for a long time, it will lose its flavor.
Carefully follow the layering instructions. Since vegetables are not cooked as easily as meat, you need to place them in the bottom of your slow cooker.
If you are using low temperature, do not lift the lid when you stir. This is because the heat will escape and extend the cooking time to 30 minutes more. You can check the cooking progress by spinning the cover so that the condensation would fall off, giving you a chance to look inside your slow cooker.
Here are some of the best Roast Beef Recipes you can cook with your slow cooker:
Roast Beef a la Mushroom Soup
Ingredients are 1 can of Cream of Mushroom Soup, small to medium shoulder or chuck of beef roast, 1 can of French Onion Soup, a dash of pepper and ½ can of water (for cleaning the soup can).
Procedure:
Place the first 3 ingredients inside your slow cooker. Mix the ingredients until thoroughly blended. Sprinkle a dash of pepper. Put the settings on Low and allow cooking for the entire night. The next day, remove the meat and prepare your gravy. If your gravy seems too thin, add about 1 to 2 tsp. of cornstarch with ¼ cups of cold water. Set the cooker on high. Stir in the mixture to thicken and serve.
Roast Beef with Gravy
Ingredients are olive oil, 3 to 3 ½ pounds Boneless Rump Roast, 8 garlic slivers, salt and pepper. You will also need a meat thermometer. For the gravy, you will need some beef stock or red wine and corn starch.
Procedure:
One hour prior to cooking remove the roast from the refrigerator at put it in room temperature.
Using a sharp knife, you need to cut about eight small incisions around your roast. You will place one sliver of garlic on each incision. Place one tablespoon of olive oil around your roast and then sprinkle it with salt and pepper. Put your roast on the oven rack with the fatty side up and a drip pan over a rack under the roasting rack. This way, you will not be required to turn the roast.
Brown your roast at 375oF for 30 minutes. Then, put it on 225oF. It would still 2 to 3 hours to cook but if it starts to drip and is already brown externally, use your meat thermometer to check its temperature. After this, pull your roast from the oven once the temperature reaches 135 to 140oF. Place it on an aluminum foil for about 15 minutes and carve to serve.
For the gravy:
Take out the dripping pan from the oven. Place it on the stove top while it is on medium heat. Collect the drippings, add water, beef stock or red wine. This will loosen the drippings off the pan. Then, dissolve one tablespon of cornstarch with water and add this on the drip pan. Stir it quickly as the gravy thickens. You can also add some butter, salt and pepper. Aside from this, you can also add some fresh thyme.

Cooking for pleasure with a slow cooker

Cooking For Pleasure With A Slow Cooker…

The Slow Cooker is a great invention and is perfect for busy families who want to come home to a hot, hearty meal after work without having to spend time preparing it. It’s worth getting up a bit earlier to prepare some meat and vegetables to throw into your slow cooker to cook while you’re at work.

There are so many recipes that can be prepared in your slow cooker – casseroles and stews, soups, puddings, mulled wine, curry and chilli. Some people even use two slow cookers and have their main meal cooking in one and their side dish or dessert cooking in the other.

Slow cookers are available in different sizes – mini for cooking for one up to large for cooking for large families or for entertaining.

If you have got a slow cooker gathering dust on a shelf or in a cupboard, grab it, clean it and get searching for some recipes.

Using a slow cooker will give you many benefits:-

1.Using a slow cooker uses less electricity than cooking in a standard electric oven.

2.You can use cheaper cuts of meat because the slow cooking tenderises the meat.

3.In summer, using a slow cooker will prevent your kitchen getting overly hot.

4.It saves you the time and energy of cooking a meal at the end of the day when you are tired.

5.No effort apart from initial preparation – The food does not need stirring, it can be left happily for 7-10 hours.

6.Natural juices and flavours are retained rather than boiling away.

7.Easy clean up – just one pot and your plates and cutlery.

8.A slow cooker is ideal for entertaining with minimum effort.

9.The food doesn’t dry out but is kept nice and moist.

10.The low temperature and slow cooking makes your slow cooker ideal for cooking puddings like egg custard.

Tips for Using Your Slow Cooker

• Preheat the slow cooker before adding ingredients.

• Brown meat before adding to the slow cooker and make sure any liquids are boiling.

• Leave it alone – lifting the lid can add 15-20 minutes onto the cooking time.

• Keep it clean – soak the pot after use to enable you to remove any burnt on bits, otherwise they will cook into your next dish!

• Chop vegetables up small so that they cook through and make sure they are covered by the liquid. You could also saute vegetables first.

• Don’t use your slow cooker to reheat left overs, use a microwave to get food piping hot.

• Don’t overfill your slow cooker.

• Read through the manufacturer’s instructions and guidelines to make sure you use your slow cooker properly and that you know what the different settings are for.

• Make sure meat and poultry are thawed out properly and don’t add frozen vegetables.

• Use your slow cooker overnight to cook a hot breakfast recipe.

• Be adventurous – look for slow cooker recipes online and have fun experimenting.

• Make a big casserole, curry or chilli in your slow cooker and then freeze in batches to use on days where you haven’t got time to prepare food to go in the slow cooker.

• Once you have poured meat, vegetables and sauce into the slow cooker, pour a bit of wine or stock into the frying pan you’ve used and scrape the pan. Add to the slow cooker for extra flavour.

• Don’t add too much liquid – Follow recipes and don’t be tempted to add extra liquid. Slow cooking creates liquid because steam hits the lid, condenses and drips back into the food.

• If the finished casserole is too watery, switch on to high, remove lid and cook like that for half a hour.

• Don’t put prepared meat and vegetables in the pot of the slow cooker in the fridge overnight, you don’t want to start with a chilled pot because cooking will take longer.

• Test whole chicken or large cuts of meat with a meat thermometer at the end of the cooking time.

• Most importantly, enjoy experimenting with your slow cooker.

Best steakhouse usa can develop long lasting client relations

Best Steakhouse USA can Develop Long lasting Client Relations

When the question of the best comes, then everything has to be perfect. Be it the interiors, choice of furniture, food court, drinks or the lighting, the best steakhouse in USA or anywhere else has to have everything of the highest quality. Do you love eating beef meat? If you are, then finding out the best steakhouse will not be a problem for you. You may be eating everyday at home, but sometimes eating in the best steakhouse can be a very good dinning experience. This is because you tend to dine in the special environment.
Steakhouses are famous all over for providing the best cooked steak to customers. Steak is one of the most inviting and the best features of a steakhouse. The best steakhouse owner has to take care that different variety of steak food should be a part of their menu card. It is because the more and more delicacies available for the customers will enable them to gain more recognition. The beef products and the sea food have to be prepared in different styles, so that the customers can have so many dishes to choose from.
People residing in USA have a special liking for beef products. The juicy and lip-smacking dishes attract customers. Suppose the food court is great in your best steakhouse and its interiors are shabbily done. There are numerous customers that are quite fussy about the d?cor of the steakhouse they are visiting. They might think that they have come to enjoy the food in such an awful restaurant. Now, the impression of the owner of the steakhouse will be completely destroyed. It is because he or she will get bad remarks and may tend to loose the business also.
Customers want that the dining experience that they have at the steakhouse be a memorable one. Even the steakhouse owner has to think that, he has to cater to a wide group of people and he has to offer everything of excellent quality. A best steakhouse acts as the base for profitable client’s relationship. The owner and the client develop a special kind of bonding due to the outstanding quality of services. It is the specialized features of the best steakhouse that compels the customers to come again and again. Obviously, the customer will visit the steakhouse on a regular basis only, if he or she is satisfied with its products and services.
The best steakhouse can be the idol place not only for having quite luncheons or dinners. They can be the best place for partying also. Well, the word partying calls for celebrations, music, dance and good food of course. In the matter of party, the best steakhouse owner should taka care of including some of the rare specialties of their restaurant. This will lend distinctiveness to your steakhouse. Apart from being adding distinctiveness to the party, the best steakhouse owner has to arrange for the best decorations. After all, the party has to be wonderful and the most memorable day of your life.