A Brief Introduction to Fruit and Vegetable Carving

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Last updated: September 2016 Image: www.howandwhat.net The origins of fruit and vegetable carving have long been disputed between China, Japan and Thailand. All have laid claim to this exquisite art and each have their own extensive history regarding it. During the Tang Dynasty, between the C6th and C9th in China it was believed that the Emperor Zhongzong commanded his chefs to celebrate his return to the throne with creating food of exceptional brilliance, and they produced, among other things, mythical creatures with fruit and vegetables. The Chinese claim that as […]

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How to Make Kiwi Cheesecake Shots

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Last updated: September 2016 The best thing about these Kiwi Cheesecake Shots are how quick they are to make and how absolutely delicious they are. Because they are in shot glasses you needn’t feel guilty about having a couple – or more. The crumbly base with the sweetened cream cheese and tart fruit are a wonderful combination. This quick and easy dessert can be made on short notice so it’s a winner all around. You can also assemble the dessert in larger glasses if desired. Ingredients: 200g Cream Cheese 3 tbsp […]

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How to Make Chicken Borek

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Chicken Borek This is a quick version of the classic Turkish dish, borek. The borek is traditionally a filo pastry pie filled with meat, spinach and cheese. The variations are endless and it has been popular since the time of the Ottomans. The recipe here involves ready made puff pastry and can be made ahead and frozen up to a month. If you plan on freezing this then omit the egg wash step and do this when you are ready to bake. When ready to eat this it can be […]

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