How to make the perfect scrambled eggs

How to make the perfect scrambled eggs

Jamie Oliver

Vocabulary chunks to learn from video :

  • What’s funny about that?
  • How old are you young man?
  • Really fantastic scrambled eggs
  • Buddy does  on his own
  • A couple times a week
  • I taught him how to use a knife properly
  • How to make the perfect scrambled eggs
  • Ready, steady, action
  • Cut some bread
  • Keep it nice and straight
  • Cut it in half
  • Put it in my toaster
  • Now we can move on to the eggs
  • Dad taught me a trick
  • Whisk up the eggs
  • Until its all mixed up
  • It’s better to make a big batch
  • Add a knob of butter
  • Swirling the butter around the pan
  • When it starts to sizzle
  • Keep moving it
  • You don’t want to undercook it
  • Overcooked
  • Not too soggy and not to hard
  • Now its done
  • To spoon onto your bread
  • Take it off the heat
  • Enough for three portions
  • Add some salt, some pepper
  • See you later guys

Which pair of chopsticks do you use?

Which pair of chopsticks do you use?

 

Quartz

They might look similar but there are differences between Japanese, Chinese and Korean chopsticks. Chopstick expert Edward Wang explains.

Vocabulary chunks to learn from video :

  • Tend to be shorter
  • Not as pointy as the Japanese
  • Metal utensils
  • Since then chopsticks have taken on various materials and shapes
  • Sharing food is at the core of Chinese dining
  • As a result
  • People can reach dishes that are far away
  • In extreme cases
  • On the other hand
  • Everyone has their own pair of chopsticks
  • Place their chopsticks on the table
  • Japanese eat more fish
  • The origin could date back to the 7th Century
  • The reason why Korean chopsticks are often flat
  • Chopsticks have become a global story
  • Takeout Chinese food
  • Japanese sushi
Where there’s a will, there’s a way #17

Where there’s a will, there’s a way #17

[Primitive Technology ]

Read more about this project HERE

About Primitive Technology

“Primitive technology is a hobby where you make things in the wild completely from scratch using no modern tools or materials. This is the strict rule. If you want a fire- use fire sticks, an axe- pick up a stone and shape it, a hut- build one from trees, mud, rocks etc. The challenge is seeing how far you can go without modern technology. If this hobby interests you then this blog might be what you are looking for.” READ MORE

Tons and tons of spices

Tons and tons of spices

 [World Nomads]

Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :

  • The heart and soul of  Sri Lanka cuisine is spices
  • It’s a very surreal experience
  • Spices add to the food and flavour
  • The pods have been extracted and dried
  • A healing property
  • All the secrets to life
  • A ton of cooking lessons
  • Cinnamon sticks
  • Tons and tons of spices 
  • At the market there are vendors that sell walls and walls and walls of spices
  • It’s an excellent example of everyday life
  • It’s colorful and loud
  • All the food that is eaten
  • It was easy to wander around
  • There was so much happening
  • They taught us how to make candy and sweets
  • Everything is done from scratch
  • There was a leader on each project
  • There is a lot to be learnt  from these ladies
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The secret ingredient

The secret ingredient

[Green Renaissance]

The art of conversation around the dinner table is slowly being lost. Too many people sit with their cellphones. They are not entirely present’ – Brett

VegTable is a special restaurant in South Africa, where Brett cooks and hosts guests in his magical home. He invited us to share a meal with him. To book a delicious meal with Brett, visit VegTable

[Green Renaissance]

Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :

• We love eating out
• Fancy food
• A toasted cheese and tomato sandwich
• Tasteless tomatoes
• There’s a big difference
• Present them on a palette
• By the time it reaches your mouth
• He became a mentor to me
• Pick everything out of his garden
• Dinner parties
• Multi-course meals
• It was all very new to me
• I got hooked I suppose
• Let that rest
• The art of conversation around the dinner table
• Not really entirely present
• People who are all just living in their own bubble
• People are fractured and separated
• I host people to try and make them happy
• My ultimate goal
• Step back and hear all the chatter
• Then I’ve achieved my objective
• If you love something then you put everything into it
• I guess that is probably the secret ingredient

 

 

Magic Mushrooms

Magic Mushrooms

   [Green Renaissance]

Recipe :
– Bottle of white wine
– 500 ml white vinegar
– 4 cloves garlic
– 5 twigs thyme
– 5 leaves sage
– 10 black pepper cornels
– 2 tsp salt
– 1 tsp sugar
– 1kg fresh-cut porcini

Add the wine, vinegar, garlic, thyme, sage, salt and pepper to a pot and bring to a boil.
Add the sliced mushrooms.
Cook until the mushrooms are tender.
Cool the mixture down.
Sterilize a jar with boiling water.
Scoop as much of the mixture into the jar as it can take, then fill it up with olive oil.

Green Renaissance
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