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History, Myths, Legends and Remedies

The history of the chefs hat

One of the things I really get into about food is the history, myths, legends and remedies... One of my favourites is why chefs wear white hats. Allegedly, back in time, the predominant cooking method was roasting, usually over a fire. One of the countries that became very important to food history, Greece, was at the centre of the world in a culinary sense.

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Food, what a wonderful thing!

Aglio e olio

The sound of bacon, sizzling away in a pan, The look of potatoes in duck fat, browning up in an oven, The smell of onions, sautéing on a Barbeque, The feel of wrapping a spring roll in mint and lettuce, The taste of a leg of lamb freshly cooked over a fire, on a spit. Using all your senses to ...

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