The Basics


This series of cooking lessons is important, being basic knife handling, hygiene, safety and techniques to build upon.

I recommend you familiarise yourself intimately with all these "how-to's"

Articles in the The Basics series:

When A Cup Isn't A Cup

Demonstrating the differences between the quantity of flour in a cup if it was sifted or packed.

How To Boil Water

Jamie Oliver commented in one of his shows that he was surprised that people didn't know how to boil water. This seems a bit of a throw-away comment, but the thing is, boiling water isn't quite as straight forward as we think initially.

How To Wash Your Hands

Handwashing is extremely important to prepare safe food. This explains and demonstrate how to properly wash your hands.


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