Posts Tagged ‘birds’

How to Roast a Turkey

Written by Sean Jewett on . Posted in the kitchen hand

How to Roast a Turkey

Here in the States we eat turkey on Thanksgiving, the third Thursday in November. Roast turkey has fond memories for many of us. A poorly roasted turkey has bad memories for many of us, too.

Dry, over cooked turkey can ruin a great family occasion. Our fear of under cooked poultry, combined with a lack of knowledge, has caused many turkey dinners to be dreadful. Roasting a turkey is actually very easy. It’s just a matter of some basic preparation. Bacon helps too.

Waring Pro Waffle Maker

Written by The Kitchen Hand on . Posted in Major Appliances

Waring Pro Waffle Maker

Professional grade quality for home use – Review 2017

(Updated May 2017) – If you love making ice cream and desserts, then you would understand how important it is to have a waffle maker in your kitchen and nothing can make a waffle half as good as a commercial waffle maker can.

We did some research, and checked out several Belgian waffle maker reviews whilst looking for a good quality, high-end waffle maker, and one product that caught our eye was the Waring Double Waffle Maker. Let’s have a look at this in a bit more detail.

How to Make Chicken Noodle Soup, the Right Way

Written by Sean Jewett on . Posted in the kitchen hand

How to Make Chicken Noodle Soup, the Right Way

(UPDATED 2016) – There are entirely too many kids growing up these days who think that chicken noodle soup was invented by Campbell’s. I have even heard of restaurants that serve premade chicken noodle soup out of a bag or a can.

This makes a little part of me die inside. So, to make myself feel better about this sorry state of affairs, we are going to explore this mainstay, the right way.

Guga Hunting – A Non-Contaminated Tradition

Written by Neil Gow on . Posted in food

Guga Hunting – A Non-Contaminated Tradition

Flandrin and Montanari assert, Every culture is contaminated; every tradition is a child of history, and history is never static. Looking at this from a present day semantic perspective this would appear to hold true.

Todays current events become tomorrows historical ones. From a global perspective the statistical probability that what occurred today will repeat itself tomorrow, a veritable ground hog day, is so small that the assertion history is never static can be made with a high degree of assurance. By defining tradition as the passing of elements of a culture or religious beliefs from generation to generation, especially by oral communication, a case can be made for the parental role of history in the formulation and nurturing of a cultures traditions.

Assuming that not all contamination is malicious, the current level of globalisation and social interconnectedness has driven the possibility of culture isolation to the furthest extremes of the Amazonian rain forest or Papua New Guinean highlands. Given this assertion that nothing realistically can be fixed or unchanging, we need to accept culture and tradition as a moveable element, à la Flandrin and Montanari, dynamic and open to contestation.

Haggis – Peasant Food to Diasporic Icon

Written by Neil Gow on . Posted in food

Haggis - Peasant Food to Diasporic Icon
When the common question of country and food association is raised and the country in question is Scotland, two foods typically spring to mind – porridge and haggis.  While these two foods converge at one end of the food spectrum, in that oats (in the form of pin-head oatmeal) are a primary constituent of Haggis; at the other they have diverged to a significant degree.
Ann Hope succinctly describes this divergence in Caledonian Feast – “Strange that, while porridge was easily accepted throughout the British Empire – some would say it as an integral part – haggis remains a curiosity outside of Scotland, an unfamiliar object which calls forth defensive ribaldry in its own country”

Top 5 BBQ Grill Smokers – Grill it, Smoke it

Written by The Kitchen Hand on . Posted in BBQ & Outdoor

Top 5 BBQ Grill Smokers – Grill it, Smoke it

What is the best grill smoker combo – Summer 2017

Last Update Apr 2017 – Its summer time – your kitchen feels cramped and lonely because everyone else is enjoying the open space of the garden with an ice-cold beer. You start to dream of cooking over a real fire… outside – like a Neanderthal. Well stop your whining and get out there – start a fire, cook some meat, drink a beer and beat your chest.