3 Reasons To Skip Kitchen Duty And Hire A Caterer

When you have a special event you want to celebrate, the first thing you probably think of is to prepare a nice dinner at home. And while this is an option, it may not necessarily be the best option for your event. Here are three reasons why hiring a caterer may be the better choice. 1. Hiring a Caterer Will Be Less Stressful When you decided to cook for your special event, you are taking on a ton of work. [Read More]

3 Helpful Tips To Consider When Making Plum Sauce For A Chinese Dish

In Chinese cuisine, one of the most popular condiments is plum sauce. It's often used for deep-fried items like egg rolls. If you plan on making your own version of this sauce, these tips can get you started.  Choose High-Quality Plums The key ingredient to plum sauce — which comes as no surprise — is the plum. Since it is such a central ingredient to this specialty sauce, you need to spend plenty of time choosing high-quality plums. [Read More]

Using Planks Of Wood To Cook

Cooking meats or vegetables on planks of wood has become a popular cooking method. The wood infuses the food with interesting flavors, adding a little extra punch to a dish. Wood planks can be washed and used multiple times in both the oven and on the grill. Cooks should be cautious, however, that they only rinse their planks of wood. If they use soap, the soap can sink into the wood plank and then can transfer into the food the next time they're used. [Read More]

Three Things You Should Know About Throwing Your First Grown-Up Dinner Party

If you've recently graduated from college and moved into your first fully fledged adult house or apartment, you're probably really looking forward to hosting grown-up dinner parties for the first time in your life. Following are three dinner party basics that will help make the evening come together in a seamless fashion.  Always Have a Starter Course Cheese, nuts, crackers and pate, and vegetable trays are all great starter courses. Having a starter course provides a transition between the arrival of your guests and the start of the actual meal. [Read More]