Culinary techniques

Alistair Shearer on cuisine in Kerala

Alistair Shearer on the cuisine of Kerala

My daughter and I arranged a trip to Southern India just before Christmas last year, finishing with a flourish at a five-day wedding ceremony, A hectic year had...
how to make a sauce vierge

Sauce Vierge by the Rule of Fives

The key ingredients of this French sauce vierge are olive oil, lemon juice and chopped tomato and basil. Sometimes the oil is infused with a little dry fried, a...
how to make garlic oil

Brazilian Garlic Oil

On a recent trip to Brazil we stopped for lunch at the idyllic Bar Cepilho, right on the beach near Trindade (three or four hours south of Rio). A truly sta...
how to boil an egg

So You Think You Know How to Boil an Egg?

“Messer Lorenzo…. believes that those who have mastered the art of egg-boiling…are useful and worthy creatures. And because Messer Lorenzo believes that egg-boi...