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How To Become A Professional Food Critic

Posted on Friday, 9th December 2022

It’s a job that, for many people, is something of a dream. If you have often thought about being a food critic, the good news is that there is a real possibility of getting into it. Even if you don’t currently have experience in it, you should find that you are able to become a professional food critic as long as you put your mind to it. Let’s take a look right now at what might be involved here and what kind of approach you might want to take. By the end you should have a strong idea of how to get into this line of work.

Develop Your Writing Skills

One of the most fundamental skills you will need to have to be a food critic is writing. You need a way with words if you are going to cogently and clearly communicate to people what makes food good, or bad, and why they should visit certain restaurants over others. There is a strong element of persuasive writing in this, so you should make sure to practice that in particular. On the whole, just ensure that you are developing your writing as best as you can. You’ll find that it really makes a huge difference.

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It’s All Gravy: How To Create The Perfect Gravy At Home

Posted on Friday, 18th November 2022

However you are planning to use it and in whatever form, there is a lot to be said for a good homemade, hearty gravy. The truth is that a lot of hard work can go into a good gravy, but nonetheless it’s one of those things that you are going to be able to perfect as long as you work at it and you know some basic things. This article should help you to understand how to make a gravy a lot more effectively and easily, so let’s take a look at some of the things to consider right now.

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Tips To Meal Prep This Winter

Posted on Friday, 4th November 2022

Tips To Meal Prep This Winter

Meal prepping is the process of preparing the main ingredients of a dish, or even the full recipe, ahead of time like rice, roasted vegetables, prepared protein, etc. With a head start on the week provided by this clever meal planning technique, dining is frequently quicker, healthier, and less stressful. Learning to prepare meals will significantly improve your evening dinner game since you’ll be able to get a healthy alternative on the table quickly and save a tonne of time during those valuable and occasionally busy post-work hours. It will also give you more time to spend with your kids and loved ones.

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Six Ways You Can Make Your Family Mealtimes Easier

Posted on Sunday, 30th October 2022

Six Ways You Can Make Your Family Mealtimes Easier

There are several reasons why it is crucial for families to have a consistent dinner or mealtime routine. It is an opportunity to strengthen bonds with the people you care about the most while also having the pleasure of sharing delicious food with them. You can all take some time to relax, savour a meal, and express gratitude for the opportunity to be with one another.

It’s possible that you’re doing things the correct way by scheduling regular meal times, but it’s also possible that you’re interested in finding methods to make the most of these occasions. In this scenario, you have the opportunity to gain knowledge on how to make mealtimes with your family more fun and a part of the day that everyone in your family looks forward to.

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10 Tips to Overcome Jet Lag from a Long-Haul Flight

Posted on Sunday, 30th October 2022

10 Tips to Overcome Jet Lag from a Long-Haul Flight

When you travel across several time zones, your body doesn’t quite know where it’s supposed to be in relation to the rest of the world. Long-haul flights are amazing for visiting the world, but they can affect your health. Upon your arrival, you feel fatigue and sometimes disorientation because your circadian rhythm (your internal clock) isn’t synced up with the environment around you. The result is jet lag, which can cause issues with energy, alertness, sleep quality, and more. There are plenty of ways to fight jet lag when you travel far distances, so you can make the most of your time away and enjoy the trip!

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How To Choose A New Dentist

Posted on Sunday, 30th October 2022

How To Choose A New Dentist

Good oral hygiene, access to dental care the latest tools and techniques are all part of your overall health.

If you’re moving area, or need to find a new dentist for another reason, it can be difficult to know which dental practice to register with.

Here are some of the things to consider when making your choice.

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Keep Healthy While Eating Well

Posted on Sunday, 30th October 2022

Keep Healthy While Eating Well

If food is really important to you, but you also want to make sure that you are being as healthy as possible, it can sometimes seem like quite a challenge to marry these two things together easily. Sometimes it can seem that all of the delicious food is bad for you, and that having a good time with food can be hard to keep in line with good health. However, as long as you bear some of the following things in mind, you should find that you are able to keep yourself as healthy as possible while eating great food.

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The Comfort Foods You Can Reheat To Do A Little Less Cooking This Winter

Posted on Monday, 17th October 2022

The Comfort Foods You Can Reheat To Do A Little Less Cooking This Winter

If you’re looking to make the holidays a little easier this year, then you’re going to want to make it easier to get everything ready in time for those big days, from the presents to the catering to sending out Christmas cards, and so on. What’s more, the weather can be so chilly and unwelcoming that most of the time you’re at home, you want to be wrapped up comfy, and warm. As such, spending a lot of time on your feet might not sound like the most exhilarating concept. But you don’t have to be.

Here, we’re going to look at a few recipes that are perfect for the winter, but also perfect to reheat. Make a big batch of any of the following recipes, and you should easily be able to eat them for at least a couple of days on end.

Make your nights easier with a lovely, thick pie
One of the easiest foods to make more than enough of is a pie. A full pie takes a full family to eat, so if it’s just you and one or two more, then this chicken pot pie from happymoneysaver.com is not only easy to make ahead for the rest of the week, but it’s also fairly inexpensive to make. Pies are great at locking in heat when you cook them, as well, so they’re the perfect thing for warming your belly on a winter evening.

The easiest mac and cheese
That you can go back to the pot for mac and cheese time and time again should be no secret to anyone that has to make quick dinners for a full household on the regular. However, this specific recipe from bonappetit.com goes further than most recipes in its sheer convenience alone and this allows you to skip an entire step, ending up with a full pot without having to do any boiling at all. If you’re in a rush and you want to make sure that there’s never a night where dinner is in jeopardy, then this is going to be the lifesaver you need.

Nothing says winter like a lovely stew
Even thinking about stew is enough to start making one feeling a little warmer as the colder weather sets in. Aside from being rich with flavor and super filling, this beef stew recipe at blessthismessplease.com is excellent for reheating. If you’re worried about it losing a little of its stew-like consistency (though many do love a mushy potato stew), then you can just add more water as you’re heating it up.

A little spice to keep things nice
While you might usually opt for the heartier, savory dishes, as they’re most often associated with winter, you shouldn’t ignore the potent power of a good curry. This tikka masala from epicurious.com is far from the spiciest curry around, but it will heat you very nicely. What’s more, it’s a great make-ahead dish. You can make the curry ahead of time, then you just have to cook some rice or potatoes or whatever else you might want to serve alongside it on the night.

A little pasta goes a long way
One of the best things for a good, filling, and reheatable meal at home is pasta and you don’t have to keep it to mac and cheese alone, either. With the help of this Italian chicken and saucy pasta recipe from tasteofhome.com, you can make sure that you’re making good use of your pressure cooker or your slow cooker for a really low-effort meal that only takes twenty minutes to make, with its cooking time depending on how you make it.

How to reheat food safely
If you haven’t done it before, you might be a little unsure about the prospect of reheating meals to eat them again. If you have leftovers, then the best way to keep them fresh is to store them in a closed container, such as a Tupperware box, and keep them in the fridge. You want to keep them away from things like fresh meat or other ingredients that might lead to cross-contamination but, usually, once they’ve been cooked already, all you have to do is reheat them, which can be done in the microwave. Just make sure they’re hot all the way through before serving.

With the tips above, you can make sure that making dinner isn’t as much of a hassle, since you don’t have to do it every day a week, but you can still make sure that you and the family get to enjoy some delicious home-cooked meals.

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