The growing interest in food and cooking has prompted several ways to learn how to cook but… is it possible to do it online?
There are basic techniques and easy basic techniques
Culinary professionals recommend beginning with the easy basic techniques; for example, learning how to cook pasta al dente, how to blanch vegetables to preserve colour and taste and how to cook a good piece of meat after searing it in a pan. These skills can easily be mastered in a short period of time by reading well written articles from blogs and by practicing.
Continue reading The Ways to Learn to Cook
The Western World is turning towards healthy cooking: families, restaurants and even cities, such as Barcelona, have adopted a “green trend”. However, changing your eating habits suddenly, without knowing the basics of a vegetarian diet, can make you ill.
Patricia, a herbal nutritionist and founder of esencialibre.com, says that more and more people are switching to vegetarianism. Patricia considers that eating vegetables, nuts and cereals is a philosophy of life and that everyone that wishes to embrace it should attend workshops or talk to a specialist who knows about its benefits. Not only for health, that is very important, but also to deepen this change that will bring peace and balance to their lives.
Continue reading The growing trend of healthy cooking may be dangerous for your Health
The safety assurance marks granted to industrial products by legal certification bodies are used by several e-commerces for commercial purposes, so that users perceive them as quality assurance marks.
Marks ensuring consumer safety
In Europe, the CE Mark certifies that a specific product meets the health, safety and environmental requirements necessary to ensure that it is safe for consumers. All products—nationally manufactured or imported—sold in the European market must bear this mark. It is the manufacturers themselves who self-ensure their products by providing a technical conformity certificate, which they must provide should the authorities require it.
Continue reading Quality certification marks can be misleading
The new year brings a healthy change of focus: stop thinking about calories and take a closer look at recipes that help you make delicious yet light home-cooked meals. Modern cooking steps into the domestic domain.
“Though there’s nothing wrong with starting a diet per se, I prefer to focus on changes that make me more excited to cook at home, rather than focusing on calories or cleanliness,” declares Claire Lower in Kitchen Resolutions You Should Make for a Delicious 2016. And she hits the nail right on the head. From a psychological perspective, it’s much more intriguing to focus on positive words like “excited” than words with more negative connotations such as “calories,” more synonymous with “enemy,” “depression,” and a host of others. From a nutritional point of view, all recommendations point towards learning how to eat to maintain a youthful, illness-free body.
Continue reading Diets make room for healthy cooking
From the 20th to the 21st century, people from Europe and North America have changed their diet based on vegetables and cereal into one of excessive milk, meat and pre-cooked food. The industrialization of the food sector, the food and gastronomic globalization, fast-food, the increasing consumption of food additives as well as standardization at the expense of native cuisine, are just some of the main changes.
In opposition to these sources of disease and obesity habits, there were also nutritional discoveries, the reassessment of the family, an increase in cooking blogs, high performance cooking utensils and innovative gastronomic trends, which are creating social awareness around food as an investment in health.
Continue reading Diet becomes a health promoter