Month: August 2019

Top Tips for Hiring a Catering Company

There are several tips that you can use for hiring catering services in Austin, TX.

Top Tips for Hiring a Catering Company

Catering Options

The first tip is to make sure that you narrow down some of your options. There is a big chance that you are not going to have the time or resources to go through a list of 100 different catering companies. Therefore, you need to narrow down the list as soon as you can. One of the best rules is to select at least three companies that have a good reputation for the quality of its food, good customer service, and reliability.

There are three main things that you can do to learn about the company. The first thing is to read the reviews that people have put online. The second thing is to contact them. This can be done online or through the telephone. Therefore, you will need to ask them a lot of questions that you might have about the services that they do. The third thing is to ask other people for references. This needs to be people who have used this type of catering services austin tx before. They will be able to tell you what type of experience that they had with the catering company.

Taste test

The second tip is to set up a taste test. You will have a hard time trusting a company if you are not able to taste their food. It is important to remember that everyone is going to say that they are the best of the best. It is better if you make this decision based on your own taste buds. It is never a good idea to go to taste test on an empty stomach. You should take another person with you on the taste test because everyone has different tastes.

You want to make sure that you are going to be served a variety of different foods. This is the best way that you will be able to get a good feel of the entire menu that they offer. It is a good idea to take notes of all of the foods that you like or that you did not like. This needs to include the overall rating of the catering company. You should not set up more than one taste test in one day. You can also discuss the options for a menu with the catering company you like.

Diets

The third tip is to make sure that the catering company is able to accommodate all of the different diets that might be attending the party. This includes the vegan and gluten diets allow with any of the food allergies that the people might have. You will want to have a list of the different items that they can cater for you. You also want a list of most commonly ordered packages. Find out the price per person for the packages that they have. You should also find out if you purchase any additional items will it … Read More


South Korean Food and Cuisine Beginners Guide

South Korean cuisine is unique and has little similarity with other Asian styles of cooking. In the past, South Korea was a primarily an agricultural nation, and as a result rice has been their staple food through the years.

A typical South Korean meal consists of soup, rice, rice water and a number of side dishes or banchan that can number anything from 3 to 20. The banchan or side dishes are all served at the same time and these may be dishes of chicken, fish, pork, beef and dog meat as well as several varieties of vegetables and greens. Kimchi, which is a spicy pickled vegetable and Deonjang, or soy paste that has been fermented are also served along with South Korean meals and these items add flavour to the meal with their tangy and salty taste and high nutritional content.

South Korean food can be very spicy and most of the side dishes and soups are known to have red peppers in them. The banchan and the main meal are served together and the food is eaten with chopsticks, while soups can be eaten with a spoon. The table settings in a typical South Korean meal follow a fixed pattern depending on the kind of food that is served.

Some of the most popular dishes in South Korean cuisine include the Bibimbap, which is a kind of boiled rice that is mixed with various vegetables and peppers, Bulgogi, a marinated beef barbecue dish that is charcoal-broiled and served with onions and mushrooms and Grilled Gal bi, a speciality dish consisting of seasoned short ribs. Another dish that is very popular throughout South Korea is the Haemultang which is a kind of seafood stew. All these dishes are common throughout the region but there are some regional specialties like Dakgalbi, a spicy chicken dish that is part of Chuncheon city cuisine.

The most famous dish of all in South Korea is Kimchi (also sometimes spelt Kimchee). This side dish in effect is pickled cabbage and which also comes with spices, garlic and a few other ingredients. It can perhaps be compares to a roast dinner for British people, or to pasta for Italian. Mention the word Kimchi to just about any Korean person and see their face light up.

In general, Korea food is very often spicy and often involves a lot of garlic and rice. It can take a little while to get used to, but once you do, it can be very addictive and offers some great tastes.… Read More


Cooking Tips For Cakes and Batters

Cakes are made lightly by tiny bubbles of air or gas which have been introduced into the mixture during the making. The air or gas is usually introduced by one or more of the following ways:-

1.            Air is incorporated into the flour during sieving or rubbing in.

2.            Air is beaten into the mixture as in batters, or during the creaming of fat and sugar in a creamed mixture.

3.            A chemical raising agent such as baking powder is used to introduce bubbles of gas into the mixture.

Most cake mixture is made light and spongy by two or all three of these methods.

The action of baking powder.

Baking powder consists of an acid such as cream of tartar and an alkali, usually bicarbonate of soda. These two substances are mixed together in the correct proportions and when moisture is added, effervescence takes place and tiny bubbles of carbon dioxide are given off. When heat is applied to the mixture, more gas is given off and at the same time the heat expands the bubbles of gas which will make the mixture well risen and spongy.

The action of baking powder is a quick one. It starts as soon as moisture is added and after a while it works itself out. It is therefore important to remember that any mixture containing a chemical raising agent should be cooked as soon as possible after mixing, otherwise the action will have worked itself out before the cake is in the oven.

Preparation of cake tins.

It is necessary to grease the baking tins or patty tins to prevent sticking. This can be done by rubbing the inside of the tin with greased paper, or by brushing with melted fat until the bottom and sides are evenly coated with a thin film of fat. Remember to grease the corners and right up the sides of the tin. The tin can then be dredged with flour and any excess flour should be removed by turning the tin upside down and gently tapping all over the sides. Cakes baked in ‘greased and floured’ tins have nice crusts and are very easy to remove from the tins.

The high sugar and fat content makes creamed cake mixtures burn more readily than plain cake mixtures. It is therefore better to line tin for rich cakes. To line a round tin, take a strip of greaseproof paper ½” higher than the tin. So that it will be long enough to go right around it. Fold up ½”along one long edge of the strip of paper and snip the folded strip at 1″ intervals. Fit this strip inside the tin so that the snipped edge lies flat on the base of the tin. Cut a round of paper the size of the base of the tin and fit this round of paper on top of the snipped edge of the paper. Sandwich tins need only be lined at the bottom. Grease the sides and lined … Read More