BPA in Plastics – Keep Yourself Clear
Since the early 1960s many of our plastic containers, drinks bottles and even baby cups have contained the industrial chemical bisphenol A – which is not something we should celebrate, since it’s been known to seep into food and drink (and even our bodies if we handle certain plastics). And it’s not only pure plastics we should look out for, according to some health campaigners as the chemical is even found in plastic coated aluminium drinks cans and bottles. Continue reading
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Cast Iron Cookware – Every Chef’s Safely-Guarded Secret
Enter any chef or seasoned cook’s kitchen today and you’re more or less guaranteed to find at least one piece of traditional cast iron cookware. And they’ve probably had it for years – it may even be a family heirloom, such is cast iron’s durability. Continue reading
It’s battle of the sexes on MasterChef 2013!
Series 5 is heating up for MasterChef Australia with a contentious theme: girls vs. boys. In the series trailer, women in pink aprons prance with baked goods and triumph their tastes, while men in blue, steadily grill meats and claim they are the “best” in cheffing. With an equal amount of male and female victors from the past four seasons, it’s anybody’s guess which side will come out on top of MasterChef season 5.
MasterChef Australia is the most watched television show in Australia. Various dubbed versions aire in 37 different countries across 5 continents. MasterChef’s second season was the 3rd “most watched television show in Australian television history.” The final episode of season 2 being the most watched television non-sporting event ever in Australia, with over 3.5 million viewers.
The show is hosted by food critic Matt Preston, chef and restaurateur’s Gary Mehigan and George Calombaris and has spawned multiple spin-off series. It’s success across the country has seen a heightened interest in many aspects of Australia’s cheffing industry, from a spike in applications to culinary schools to supermarket customers requesting unusual ingredients like quail and squab. Continue reading
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Now you’re not going to like the statistics we’re about to present you with. We didn’t like them! The amount of food wasted here in Australia – either because we’re not sure how to use up left overs or we never get round to eating the food in the first place before it rots – really is sobering reading. Continue reading
An ice cream, smoothie and soup blender, cake mixer, coffee maker, nut grinder, ice crusher and general all-purpose and powerful mechanical kitchen assistant which can freeze as well as heat – the Vitamix may just live up to its claim of being a Total Nutrition Centre after all. Continue reading
Did you know that Wusthof Australia offers free lifetime sharpening on your knives? Continue reading
Australians continue to be inspired by the recovery and return of celebrity chef Matt Golinski, who lost his family and suffered major burn injuries trying to save them from a house fire in late 2011.
After 8 weeks of coma and over a year of recovery, Golinski has returned to the kitchen to not only reclaim his place in the public eye but his happiness as well. “When I’m not in the kitchen, I’m not happy,” he told the Courier Mail recently. He is warmly welcomed by his peers and the public. Continue reading
Dinner parties have been ruined over it, marriages threatened and female friendships put on ice. Chances are we’ve all done it at some point – argued over the correct way to stack a dishwasher. Continue reading
KitchenAid is the king of all food mixers and owners take pride in their mixers. They are the Ferrari of the kitchen often taking pride of place and gleaming like a superstar. Continue reading
Good Question. You may think the answer to this question is simple but just like most things in life when it comes to non stick cookware you usually get what you pay for.