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Jun 27

The secret to making Restaurant Style Curry at home

For years I tried to re-create Indian restaurant curries at home, but they never quite tasted the same. Like most novice curry enthusiasts I started with pre-made curry powders, pastes and then moved onto making my own spice mixtures. I trawled endless curry recipe books, but I still wasn’t happy with my results. The curries …

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Apr 11

Mister Stock: The Unsung Hero of Cooking

Whenever I begin the process of making a soup, broth, gravy or stock, I am reminded of the folk tale Stone Soup. There are many versions of the tale, but the premise behind the story aside form generosity and charity is one of how the soup will continue to taste better as additional ingredients are …

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Feb 18

Italian Marinara Sauce – Santelli Family Style

There are few things that can rile me. Crocs are one of those things and spaghetti sauce from a jar or can is one of the others. Yes, I understand that some people have never been taught, cannot be bothered or just do not think that making a homemade spaghetti sauce is simple to accomplish. …

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