Category: Food

Beat The BBQ Food Bugs This Summer!

To kill the pathogens that can cause food poisoning, foods need to be cooked to a high enough temperature, and either to be kept hot until served for eating, or to be rapidly cooled and refrigerated. This is because, although thorough cooking kills most bacteria, spores of some can survive this cooking. These spores do […]

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The Secret to the Perfect Christmas Pudding

According to experts, the secret to Christmas Pudding perfection is to heat it to precisely 71°C. If it gets hotter than 89°C the sugar within the fruits in the pudding start to caramelise and no matter how luxurious its ingredients, your precious pud will taste bitter. A few years ago, achieving this level of accuracy in […]

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Nick Nairn’s Christmas Roast Turkey with all the Trimmings

  Roast Turkey with all the Trimmings Serves 10 5-6kg turkey olive oil for basting sea salt and freshly ground black pepper 1 orange 4-5 sprigs of thyme 500g Brussels sprouts 1 kg parsnips 50ml olive oil sea salt and freshly ground black pepper 1.5kg red rooster potatoes 150ml extra virgin olive oil 500g sausage […]

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