How to Dry and Brown Meat

If you’ve seen the recent Meryl Streep movie, Julie & Julia, which explores the recipes of Julia Child, you’ll be familiar with the importance of drying your meat before cooking it, and also about browning your meat. Recipes like casseroles and some roasts call for meat to be browned; do it well and your dish will...

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All About Pork – The Other White Meat

How to cook – Medium heat prevents your pork from drying out. We recommend 180°C as a rule. Nutrition – Pork is a low fat alternative. It offers trimmed cuts with less fat than skinless chicken breast but with a range of nutrients such as Iron, B12, Thiamine, Omega 3 and Zinc, as well as Protein. Taste and...

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A Load of Hogwash

Firstly, let’s call it H1N1 for the pigs’ sake. Our politically correct pigs delivered to us from Melanda Park are about to march on parliament house in protest, as they believe they have nothing to do with this ‘hog wash’. And the reality is they don’t. As of today, the renamed H1N1 virus has not been reported in pigs...

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Top 5 Tips for Perfect Steak

I love the idea that someone buys one of our steaks, takes it home and cooks it to perfection. I also cringe at the thought of it being cooked badly… so, here’s my Top 5 Tips for Perfect Steak. 1. Choose the right cut Are you eating the steak on its own or as part of a dish? If eating the steak on its own,...

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