Sage is a prevalent herb used worldwide in cooking and herbal medicine. Whether you opt for the fresh or dried form, sage adds a warm, pine-like flavor with hints of rosemary and citrus to any dish.
Pasta is the kind of meal that is easy to make but rarely done right. Microwaving a chilled ready meal of spaghetti carbonara can never taste like you would eat in an authentic Italian restaurant. The only way to make a truly delicious classic pasta sauce is to do it yourself, which might seem intimidating but can often be deceptively easy with the right ingredients and instructions.
To help you try out some of these, this infographic rounds up easy-to-follow recipes for 14 of the best-loved pasta sauce recipes. From Ragu Alla Bolognese to Pesto Alla Genovese, these sauces come from all over Italy and have been handed down from generation to generation, bringing families together around the dinner table.
As well as the ones you might be familiar with, there’s also some you might not have tried eating before, let alone cooking, including Puttanesca, which may translate as ‘whore’s pasta’ but tastes much better than that might make it sound. If you’re a seafood fan, there’s also Allo Scoglio or Alle Vongole, which require shellfish, which Quattro Formaggi speaks for itself if you just can’t get enough cheese.
With all of these delicious and deceptively simple recipes at your fingertips, the only question is which one will you try first?
A guaranteed way to add buckets of flavour to your food, a knowledge of herbs and spices is essential for chefs of all levels. This guide is a handy resource which breaks down the best flavour combinations for the most commonly used herbs and spices and provides practical cooking tips to ensure that all your meals pack a punch. The infographic below also outlines the incredible and somewhat surprising health benefits of herbs and spices which can play a key role in fending off high cholesterol, high blood pressure and even cancer!
Whether you’re making an emergency substitution or experimenting with a new flavor, follow these suggestions for dry herb and spice alternatives. As a general rule, start with half of the amount the recipe calls for (unless directed otherwise), and add the spice until it suits your taste.
Get ready for Thanksgiving with these 5 visual step-by-step instructions to guide you how and when to start, how to cook and replace what, how to prepare the main dish, how to set the table and being the best host, and lastly, what to do with the leftovers.