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Food Poisoning

What is food poisoning? Food poisoning is ”an acute illness, which usually occurs within 1 to 36 hours of consuming contaminated or poisonous food or drink”. Symptoms normally last from 1 to 7 days and includes one or more of the followings, Abdominal pain. Vomiting. Fever. Diarrhea. Collapse. Food poisoning may be caused by, Bacteria […]

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Food Borne Illnesses

What is a Food borne Illness? Food borne illness is an infection or irritation of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract caused by food or beverages that contain harmful bacteria, parasites, fungi, or viruses. Food borne illnesses are linked to the deaths of an estimated 2 million people annually. Mostly children – and most of these illnesses, […]

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Food Allergy

A food allergy is ”a condition in which certain foods trigger an abnormal immune response It’s caused by your immune system wrongly recognizing some of the proteins in a food as harmful”. Your body then launches a range of protective measures, including releasing chemicals like histamine, which causes inflammation. Symptoms can occur anywhere from a few […]

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Food Safety

Food safety is a ”scientific discipline describing handling, preparation , and storage of food  in ways that prevent  food borne illnesses”. Why food safety is important? Food Safety is one of the most important topic to talk about these days. If the food safety is not properly done then it can harm the human body from inside or […]

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Salads (salade)

Salads are made with salad vegetables. meat, fish, seafood, game, poultry, eggs, pastas, fruits, nuts, dairy, products, etc… Salads can be served cold, warm, warm & cold combination. Salads are important items in catering, especially in the present era, as they blend well with modern concept of dining. Salads not only act as accompaniments to […]

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Fruits

Botanically speaking, fruit is the part of a plant that develops from ovary of the flower and a sweet and fleshy product of a tree or other plant that contains seed and can be eaten as food. For culinary purpose, fruits can be divided into various groups. Stone Fruits Peaches, Apricots, Cherries, Plums, Avocado using […]

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Cuts of Vegetables

The size to which vegetables are cut may vary according to their use, however the shape does not change. Julienne Thin strips of one inch (1″) of length. Macedoine Dice (cubes) of vegetables 1/2 of an inch (1″). Brunoise Small dice (cubes) of vegetables 1/4 of an inch (1″). Jardiniere Batons of vegetables 1/4 * […]

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Vegetables (les legumes)

Fresh vegetables and fruits (perishables) are living organisms. It produce by ovary of the flower. These are edible product of certain plants. Vegetable composition most contains at least 80% water and remainder carbohydrates, proteins, vitamins, minerals & fat squashes. Vegetables are classified according to which part of the plant is eaten. Some vegetables may fall […]

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Methods of Cookery

What is cooking? Simple meaning of cooking is raw food converting in to the edible stage from the heat. The reasons for cooking food is to improve, Digestion Texture Taste and Palatability Color and Appearance To kill bacteria and gems Methods of cooking depend on the following principals of cooking is through Radiation, Conduction and […]