Cooking Tips & Hints

ABC radio 1233 listener query – fresh chickens?

ABC NSW RADIO SEGMENT   Sandy, one of our regular listeners has had problems with “smelly chicken”…….   “I cannot tell you how many times I buy chicken that smells either “off” or not quite right!! So my question is………. when you smell fresh chicken, should there be any kind of smell at all?  Or […]

Squid and calamari recipes

ABC radio segment (www.abc.net.au) by Jen Lacey Inspired by the discovery of a sardine, whiting and a red mullet inside a squid, Deborah invited food consultant and author Brigid Treloar to share some recipes and tips on cephalopods – better known as squid, calamari, cuttlefish and octopus. Deb turned her added surprise into a stock, […]

Eggplant – a vegetable or fruit?

On ABC NSW radio EGGPLANT – a vegetable or fruit Eggplants, like tomatoes, are thought of as a vegetable, but are technically a fruit. Eggplants, also known as aubergine or brinjal (Solanum melongena) are a member of the nightshade family and are related to potatoes and tomatoes. Buying & storing Choose eggplants with firm flesh […]

Spare ribs

On ABC NSW radio Craig, one of our regular ABC NSW listeners asked about cooking ribs so for others who might also be interested here is some general information. For recipe ideas click on Recipes and have a look at ‘Cooking spare ribs –  a few recipes to try’. Cooking spare ribs is relatively easy […]

Food wrappers – edible or not?

On ABC NSW radio Food wrappers – edible or not? A great way to use up leftovers – simply wrap it up. But there are many edible and non-edible wrappers and it’s not always obvious which is which. So here’s a quick reference to get you started. Always remember to check the ‘use by date’ […]

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