The history of eating dumplings in China goes back over 18,000 years. Dumplings are a popular dish for Chinese New Year as they are considered lucky. The luckiest dumplings have a large number of pleats – guaranteed by using the Kitchen Warehouse dumpling maker. You can place a white thread or coin in one of the dumplings for extra luck to the person who finds it.
Healthy eating for kids does start at home but needs to be sustained in school where they spend a lot of time to truly become a lasting habit. Preparing lunch boxes everyday is a massive challenge for any parent, more so making them as healthy as possible. But it can be done! We’ve asked family healthy coach Maddie Race and naturopath Kat Stewart for healthy lunch box tips that are so practical, easy, and sensible, they will become a part of your routine before you know it.
Read on to get that elusive silky foam topping your Cappuccino.
Your new coffee machine is producing the perfect crema and a rich espresso so you know have your grind just right. But if you are topping your cappuccino with flat foam, a massive milk bubble or a stiff meringue you are doing it wrong. Follow these tips to make the perfect microfoam that pours out like sauce and has a rich, sweet taste. To prepare your espresso, go to our Coffee Machine Use and Care guide.
Optimise the taste of your tea with a temperature controlled kettle.
Did you know that brewing your water to the correct temperature will make the tea taste as it should? Forget the mantra your Dad drummed into you about pouring the water while boiling – your temperature controlled kettle will ensure your tea tastes terrific by heating it to the correct temperature according to your favourite leaf type. Find out more with our Kettle Buying Guide. If you don’t fancy updating your kettle just yet, use a thermometer to gauge the water before pouring.
It’s hard to believe that our ancestors were pretty happy with making their coffee through an old sock, until someone had the bright idea of attaching a screen to a rod and pressing it into the pot of boiled coffee beans. Finally the plunger was born, brought into our homes by Michael Caine in The Ipcress File back in the ‘60’s.
Wine Appreciation Tips from United Cellars and Kitchen Warehouse
The head sommelier at United Cellars shares some of his knowledge about what goes into making a great bottle of wine. Kitchen Warehouse is proud to partner with United Cellars, connoisseurs of fine wine and specialists in Boutique, Rare and French Wine. United Cellars is an independently owned retailer whose mission is to help their customers to discover the flavours and tastes that make wine special and then choose wines for enjoyment and pleasure.