Would you eat a PO’BOY sandwich?

Would you eat a PO’BOY sandwich?

[Bon Appetit]

Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :

  • It’s a very messy sandwich
  • I think this is maybe like a jelly
  • Not bad, not bad at all
  • Dip the sandwich into it
  • Take a bite
  • Pretty good
  • This is a masterpiece
  • For the record I’m not the best sandwich maker
  • It doesn’t hold together very well
  • I’m not the patient kind of person 

Easy as pie

Easy as pie

[Co-Op Food]

(as) Easy as Pie (Idiom)

Meaning :  A task or job that is simple or pleasurable to finish, requiring little effort; simple.

Example Having such a busy schedule today prevents me from making a hearty breakfast for myself, so I’ll just make a quick bowl of cereal for myself instead since it is as easy as pie to make.

Origin This phrase is believed to come from the pleasantness and ease involved when eating a delicious pie. Basically, something is as easy as eating a pie. Evidently, during the 19th century, the word ‘pie’ was used to describe someone as being delightful or to depict something as being easy.

Recipe :
This festive tart couldn’t be easier, with jarred mincemeat and ready made pastry.

FEEDS 10 PREP 20 mins COOK 35 mins + 15 mins to cool

Ingredients :

320g pack puff pastry, at room temperature

300g Co-op mincemeat

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Breakfast Time – Baked Omelette Roll

Breakfast Time – Baked Omelette Roll

Recipe :  all recipes

Vocabulary to learn after watching the video :

  • It bakes in the oven
  • Six servings of breakfast ready all at the same time
  • Ground black pepper
  • An interesting crossover between a crepe and eggs
  • Your favourite filling ingredients
  • Shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • Bake the omelette in a pre-heated oven
  • Until the eggs are set
  • Place it onto a  serving platter
  • Cut into 6 equal sized portions
  • The variations are endless

How do you like your coffee?

How do you like your coffee?


coffee (n.) c. 1600, from Italian caffe, from Turkish kahveh, from Arabic qahwah “coffee,” said originally to have meant “wine,” but perhaps rather from Kaffa region of Ethiopia, a home of the plant (coffee in Kaffa is called buno, which was borrowed into Arabic as bunn “raw coffee”). Much initial diversity of spelling, including chaoua. Yemen was the first great coffee exporter and to protect its trade decreed that no living plant could leave the country. In 16c., a Muslim pilgrim brought some coffee beans from Yemen and raised them in India. Appeared in Europe (from Arabia) c. 1515-1519. Introduced to England by 1650, and by 1675 the country had more than 3,000 coffee houses. Coffee plantations established in Brazil 1727. Meaning “a light meal at which coffee is served” is from 1774.Coffee break attested from 1952, at first often in glossy magazine advertisements by the Pan-American Coffee Bureau. Coffee pot from 1705.

Did you drink a cup of coffee on company time this morning? Chances are that you did–for the midmorning coffee break is rapidly becoming a standard fixture in American offices and factories. [“The Kiplinger Magazine,” March 1952]

 [Online Etymology Dictionary]
‘Tis the season to be jolly #6

‘Tis the season to be jolly #6

[Woolworths SA]

‘Tis the season to be jolly #5

‘Tis the season to be jolly #5


How do you dress yours?

How do you dress yours?

[woolworths sa]
A pinch of salt

A pinch of salt

   Green Renaissance

“Salt Uses & Tips:

Boiling Water – Salt added to water makes the water boil at a higher temperature, thus reducing cooking time (it does not make the water boil faster).

Peeling eggs – Eggs boiled in salted water peel more easily.

 Washing spinach – If spinach is washed in salted water, repeated cleanings will not be necessary.

Improving coffee – A pinch of salt in coffee will enhance the flavor and remove the bitterness of over-cooked coffee.

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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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Be Smart

Be Smart

[Woolworths  SA]

Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :

• 3 Ways to fight food waste

• Don’t toss scraps like carrot tops

• Slightly squishy berries

• Yummy snacks

• Think beyond

• Wilted leaves

• Handful mixed fresh herbs

• Dairy free pesto

• Flavored water

• Great alternative to fizzy drinks

• Veggie broth

• Leftover veggies

• Extract all the flavors

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The Little Paris Kitchen

The Little Paris Kitchen

[Chronicle Books]

Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :

  • When I was a kid I didn’t eat much French food
  • French chefs
  • I cook professionally
  • I’ve trained in Paris and studied at a culinary school
  • They soften up because it’s French Patisserie
  • Tart pastry
  • A chopping board
  • You do what you have to do, to make your kitchen work
  • A barbecue version
  • A red white marinade
  • The way you present it is a bit different
  • It should be a pleasure to eat
  • Calculate the calories
  • That’s it


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Bon Appétit

Bon Appétit

[Checkers SAfrica]


 NOUN [fon-doo, –dyoo, fon-doo, -dyoo; French fawndy]

1.  a saucelike dish of Swiss origin made with melted cheese and seasonings together with dry white wine, usually flavored with kirsch: served as a hot dip for pieces of bread.

2.  a dish of hot liquid in which small pieces of food are cooked or dipped: beef fondue; chocolate fondue.

3.  a baked soufflélike dish usually containing cheese and cracker crumbs or bread crumbs.