Properly brew Irish coffee
Irish coffee has a very good reputation. It often appears in the menu of inexpensive cafes, and if your experience with this drink comes down to several cups drunk in such places, you most likely remember this drink as sweetish, with a harsh alcoholic taste of liquid.
No, no and NO. Irish coffee can only be made from excellent ingredients.
Good Irish coffee is a blend of nutty, bitter, caramel flavors and fiery whiskey, which gives a pleasant contrast with the cool whipped cream, the cap of which is topped. Continue reading
Tangerine Jams and Marmalades
The flavor of the New Year is, of course, the tangerines and the Christmas tree. And if the latter is still a bit early, then it’s time to do tangerines. Tangerines make chic jams and often the most interesting ones are those that use not only the flesh, but also the rind of the tangerines.
The main thing that needs to be done with any use of tangerines with skin is how to soak them, not sparing the time. The meaning of soaking is not only that the characteristic bitterness, which exists in any zest, goes into the water. Another thing is more important: so you soak up all that is harmful that has accumulated in the peel of the mandarins. They are sprayed from pests in the process of growing, and often also pre-sale preparation includes the treatment of substances that enhance the brilliance and brightness of color. So if your tangerines are not from an organic store, soak them thoroughly. Continue reading
Culinary mistakes. What dishes were invented by chance
On August 24, 1853, Indian chef John Crum made up chips. He did this to annoy a harmful customer.
There are many such stories. Many of today’s famous dishes were invented by mistake, with anger, with despair, or to get out of a difficult situation. And they were so successful that their fame survived the fame of the cook.
On August 24, 1853, at the resort of Saratoga Springs in America, at a restaurant in one expensive hotel, someone called Vanderbilt ordered french fries, the restaurant’s signature dish. Chef George Crum prepared the dish, but did not please the client. It seemed to him that the potatoes were too fat. Continue reading