1. R

    Deep fryer oil

    OK not the healthiest cooking method but I enjoy eating home fried fish and chips and a few other things that need deep frying. Last night when I put in a few chips (certainly didn't overload the basket) the oil "foamed" up and the chips were soggy (I had par boiled them and left them in the...
  2. MypinchofItaly

    Recipe Traditional Doughnut-Shaped Red Wine Biscuits

    Makes about 15 biscuits | Preparation time: 15 mins | Cooking time 25-30 mins Plain flour: 500 g Sugar: 180 g Red wine: 125 ml Extra virgin olive oil (EVOO): 125 ml Baking soda: ½ tsp A pinch of salt Method Pre-heat the oven at 250°C. Sift the flour and set it aside. Mix the oil with the...
  3. MypinchofItaly

    Recipe Aglio & Olio – The Simplest Spaghetti Sauce Ever, with Garlic, Olive Oil and Chili Pepper

    A traditional Italian delicious recipe with spaghetti, so simple and tasty to prepare with a few basic ingredients . Simplicity in a dish full of flavour and satisfaction. It’s also the dish that saves you when there is a lunar landscape in the fridge, or when you organize a last-minute dinner...
  4. Z

    Olive oil bottle please?

    Can anyone suggest or recommend a bottle or dispenser for olive oil please? Perhaps a nozzle or spout that will fit into an existing bottle? I thought I might be able to find a decent combination of a bottle of olive oil plus a spout, then refill it when necessary
  5. morning glory

    Deep Fryers - do you use one?

    I have a deep-fryer which sits on my kitchen counter top. I used to use it quite a lot but now there are only two of us here and I eat very little fried food so its not getting much use. I keep thinking I should use it (or put it away somewhere - in which case it will probably never come out...
  6. morning glory

    Recipe Parsley Oil

    There are lots of ways you can use this pretty green oil. Its essential to blanch the parsley and plunge into iced water to preserve he vibrant green colour. I used the oil in 'fish en papillote' dish and a Salade Niçoise (see below). Ingredients 1 bunch parsley including stems (I used...
  7. medtran49

    Olive oil cake

    Has anybody made one? I've seen many recipes but have been hesitant about making one because I just can't wrap my head around using olive oil for a cake.
  8. Eating Chicken

    Flavourless Cooking Oils

    Hello, I am looking for a "neutral" cooking oil that is purely for frying beef in the pan and won't interfere with the taste of the meat. Kind regards, Eating Chicken
  9. Shermie

    What is your best oil for deep frying?

    Supposedly, peanut oil is best for deep frying, but that mainly pertains to doing a whole turkey, & since it is ridiculously expensive, I go with canola or soybean oil. Comments please. :wink:
  10. Yorky

    Olive Oil

    We have tried a number of olive oils here generally for cooking. Last weekend my wife found this brand in the supermarket. Filippo Berio. Is anyone au fait with this brand?
  11. F

    Review Mini Guide to Oils & Vinegars - Time, Inc.

    The New York City Publisher, Time, Inc. had published what they entitled: The Mini Guide in one of their monthly magazine publications and to be quite frank, I found some grave errors regarding some of the Mediterranean countries, and have corrected them and sent them an email of their...
  12. H

    olive oil for frying?

    Does anyone here use olive oil for frying?
  13. H

    Best oil for frying

    What are the best oils for frying?
  14. MypinchofItaly

    Recipe Purple carrots

    Purple carrots, in Italy also well-known as carrots of Polignano a mare (Puglia region – South of Italy). In addition to Polignano, there is also the purple carrots of Viterbo (Lazio region – Central Italy) dating back to the ancient Etruscan tradition. Serves 2, Preparation time 5 minutes...
  15. The Late Night Gourmet

    Is coconut oil as good for you as everyone says it is?

    Here's an excellent article that examines that very question. And, here's a summary of what that article has to say on the topic: There is a significant health difference between partially hydrogenated coconut oil and virgin coconut oil, which has not been chemically treated. The partially...
  16. Elawin

    How much oil do you use?

    Another interesting article in today's news http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-39254804. Although the research concluded that "social globalisation" - changes in the way we work and live - was what was making us fat, how much oil do you use? When cooking food I use very little oil and often...
  17. SatNavSaysStraightOn

    Recipe Nettle Gnocchi with Herbed Oil

    Another of my time old recipes, undated but back to the last centaury... :whistle: I love this one because it uses nettles, but if you don't have any nettles around, then spinach and sorrel leaves will also work, as would any other fresh greens. But Spring is the time of year to pick nettles...
  18. SatNavSaysStraightOn

    Is tasting fat the 6th taste?

    It's not new news but it's new to me. There are traditionally considered to be 5 tastes: sweet, sour, salty, bitter and umami. Sweet, salty and umami are all appetite related and indicate that the food contains essential nutrients. Whilst excessively sour and bitter signal an aversion to...
  19. Zyni

    Which is the best olive oil to use?

    Virgin, extra virgin, etc., I'm not sure which one is the best to use? I presume that these descriptions have more to do with the flavor of the oil. Which one tastes the best, if you have a preference? Which one is the healthiest? Is there a difference, health wise?
  20. winterybella

    Recipe Addictive parsnip Fries with Truffle Oil

    So it's time I got off the ground with my first parsnip recipe. While I don't have any parsnips as yet, it sounds like something which is too easy to mess up. Ingredients 4 medium parsnips, peeled 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil Salt and freshly ground pepper 2 tsp truffle oil 2 tbsp parsley...
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