San Marzano tomato
Grown only at the food of Mt.Vesuvius. Its extremly aromatic fruit flesh is ideal for preserving, especially as pasta sauces.
A descendant of the giant squash, it traveled from the West indies and Mexico all over the world. Has a high water content, is low in calories and rich in vitamins.
If a can of food has an outward bulge, throw it away as the content will be bad
To tenderise meat , cover it with slices of kiwi or pineapple for 10 to 15 minutes ( remove fruits before cooking)
Never buy artichokes if they have brown patches.
when your crab is cooked and cold, remove the” dead man’s fingers”, these are the gills and have a very bad taste; there are five on each side of the inner body.
Always cook your crab in well-salted water with aromatic garnish.
Crab or Lobster claw
To open a crab or lobster claw; use an old pair of scissors to cut along the ridge of the claw.
To chill champagne, wine or even beer quickly, just add a handful of salt to the water and ice in the bucket and the bottles should chill in 15 to 20 minutes
Impress your guest
Try to impress your guest by drinking the best and most expensive wine first, and then bring out the cheaper stuff when everyone is slightly merry.