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global cuisine 2

Global Cuisine 2 – India, Indonesia, Italy

This article is a continuation of my previous post on cuisines around the world which had France, China and Germany in focus. Today we are focusing on the cuisines of India, Indonesia and Italy. INDIA INTRODUCTION Throughout the centuries India has been subjected to invasions and control by many nations. The Moguls, who took control in

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Velveting – The Chinese Art Of Meat Tenderizing

Have you ever wondered why the meat dishes served in Chinese restaurants are so silky and tender? That art is called velveting – it is a Chinese technique used in preserving the moisture of meat, and provides a velvety texture. The technique of velveting meat is an often used but not really appreciated. It is

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global cuisine

Global Cuisine 1 – China, France, Germany

This article gives extensive knowledge on different cuisines around the world, what influenced them and their different style of cooking, this part focuses on the Chinese, French and German cuisines CHINESE CUISINE INTRODUCTION Chinese cooking as we know it today has evolved from the distinctive regional styles of the provinces. A century ago, when the

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food cost

Fundamentals of Food Costing

What is food costing? Food costing is the process by which the material or physical assets owned by an establishment are safe guarded, as the property needs these assets in order to make a profit. To ensure that a kitchen is operated in the most profitable way, and to control expenses, there need to be

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chefs terminology

Cooking Processes and Technical Terminologies

When next you hear any of these terms spoken by a chef or someone in the kitchen, i believe you won’t get lost after reading this article. You will sound like a pro. Kitchen/cooking terms is not limited to therms in this article. Acid – A substance having a sour or sharp flavour. Most foods

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nigerian cuisine

The Nigerian Cuisine

Nigerian Cuisine consists of dishes or food items from the hundreds of ethnic groups that comprise Nigeria. Like other West African cuisines, it uses spices and herbs with palm or groundnut oil to create deeply flavoured sauces and soups often very spicy hot with chili peppers. Nigerian feasts are colourful and lavish, while aromatic market

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quality customer service

Principles Of Quality Customer Service

The quality of customer service is the key differentiator between good, bad and indifferent companies. Good quality customer service keeps customers coming back; bad customer service drives customers away, taking their friends, family and workmates with them. All else being equal, good quality customer service gives the edge over competitors. Regardless of industry, here are

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History : Interesting Cooking Events

So much has been done and created in the history of cooking and the kitchen. Today we go way down memory lane to discover how it all started from 11000 B.C. It is all HISTORY, interesting events. B.C. The cultivation of soybeans in China predates recorded history and spread from there to other countries in

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hospitality brigade

The Hospitality Brigade

This is a management guide to creating an effective hotel departmental structure (brigade). These departments includes the under-listed (but are not limited to): General/ Operations Management Reservations (Front Desk) Guest Relations/ Concierge Housekeeping Food and Beverage (Front of House) Kitchen (Back of House) Accounting/Finance Human Resources/Training and Development Marketing and Sales/Event coordination Maintenance Security Information

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Hospitality Management 101

INTRODUCTION Hospitality establishment sectors include many different businesses, for example hotels, restaurants, casinos, resorts, tour agencies and airlines. While there are no specific requirements for educational experience, many companies have begun favouring candidates with the relevant education. However, extensive job training and work experience is typically necessary for upper-level management positions. 1. DIFFERENT TYPES OF

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