Wednesday, 17 February 2016
The Year of the Monkey, according to the Chinese twelve-year animal zodiac, starts the 2016 cycle on the 8th Feb. The Chinese New Year is a highly celebrated festivity filled with traditions: firecrackers to sound out the old year, prayers for a smooth new year, and of course, eating lots of delicious 'lucky' food. The Chinese are famous for their tasty cuisine, namely spring rolls, dumplings, niangao and fish, all New Year’s classics. Cooking a whole fish is important in Chinese tradition. The character symbol in the Chinese alphabet for fish, pronounced 'yu', means there will be a surplus of food in the New Year.
Tuesday, 9 February 2016
When Valentine's Day comes around, you might think of taking your beloved to a restaurant to celebrate. But lovingly preparing a meal at home could be an even better way of marking the special day and expressing your true love. It allows for a suitably intimate setting and demonstrates just how far you are prepared to go with the extra effort involved. As a bonus for your intimate gesture, you can avoid the excessive mark up that restaurants add for such occasions, and the need to book a table ages in advance. It's not just the menu that can have a romantic theme, with dishes like lemon sole and pavlova - you can add to the romantic mood with the right choice of cookware and table settings.
Tuesday, 2 February 2016
"Perth, Western Australia (26 January, 2015) – Westinghouse Small Appliances, one of the best frying pan and small kitchen appliance manufacturers in Western Australia celebrates Australia Day with some of the people’s favourite and most classic dishes. January 26th is a day every Australian looks forward to each year; however, it was not until 1935 that all states and territories observed it as a national holiday. In 1944, Australia Day officially became a nationally celebrated holiday on 26 January. With summer already in the air, many Australians are getting ready for the festivities. Of course, with their love for the great outdoors, no true Aussie will pass up this chance to fire up the barbecue in their backyards or gather up friends and family for a picnic on the beach.