We have to admit that sometimes we’re a bit lazy when it comes to stacking the dishwasher. We pay for it at the end when we find a ladleful of sudsy water staring at us accusingly from the top basket. Here’s how to fill it correctly.
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You don’t need much equipment for everyday Italian cooking but a few items will make all the difference.
A clean fridge is more efficient – while you are doing a spring-clean, toss out all those jars and bottles that are out-of-date.
When you bake a pie, you need to allow the steam to escape so that the pastry doesn’t get soggy. One way to do this is to use a ceramic pie bird, which has a hole in its beak to allow the steam to escape during cooking.
The only way to check the safety of food is to use a meat thermometer or probe to check the internal cooking temperature, that is the cooking temperature at the centre of the piece of food. This chart gives you the correct safe cooking temperature for every type of meat and poultry and for each cut.
A meat thermometer is one of the most useful pieces of kit for a cook or baker and a must-have for barbecuing
You don’t need an all-singing-and-dancing coffee machine to make exceptional coffee. A simple Moka stovetop coffee pot will do the job. You’ll find them in good kitchen shops and in middle-eastern stores.