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When to Chop, Dice or Mince?

We’ve talked about the types of knives and what they do. Now, let’s take a closer look at 3 cutting techniques and their uses. Chopping, dicing and mincing. In a nutshell, chopped pieces of a given food are larger than diced pieces, and minced pieces are smaller and more irregularly shaped than diced pieces. The definitions of each are as follows: Chop: to cut into smaller pieces Dice: to cut food into small cubes Mince: to chop food into extremely …

Slice like the Pros

Perhaps the most basic kitchen utensil – certainly one of the most essential – knives have had a special place in food preparation for centuries. Like any tool, knives come in many variations, each geared towards a specific task; from slicing fruit and vegetables, to carving up meat, to serving cakes. There’s always a knife out there that’s just right for the job. In this article, we’re going to cover 6 of the most common types of knives used in …

Dynas Mokhtar

As a model, actress, television host, fashion designer, and businesswoman, Dynas Mokhtar has done it all. Critical accolades and box office records seem to come easy to the screen siren, who balances her 17-year career in the limelight with motherhood to two beautiful children (Khyra Khalyssa, seven, and Muhammad Haqaish, five). However, the one role she is still getting to grips with is that of a cook. Dynas recently became the brand ambassador for the Love Wholesome campaign, which sees …

Bake to Brilliance with Kenwood

Kenwood baking deals, baking videos, an Instagram contest and more! Baking is about inspiration and creativity, just as much as the end result. Learn and draw inspiration from the home cooks featured in our year-end baking specials.  

A Chat with Peranakan Chef Jeffrey Chia

Recently Love Wholesome had the privilege of being invited to a traditional Peranakan dinner at Chef Jeffrey Chia’s house in Choa Chu Kang, Singapore. The chef Jeffrey Chia, also known affectionately as Uncle Jeff, is a self-taught traditional Peranakan chef. Although previously working as an engineer, upon retirement he decided it was time to return to one of his great passions – food. As Jeffrey’s parents and grandparents are Peranakan, it is only fitting that he should return to his …

How to Properly Season Your Cookware

If you head down to any roadside food stall and check out their woks, you’ll notice that they all look like they’ve been through the wringer. Stained in varying shades of yellow, blue, brown, and black, they have a permanent oily sheen to them which testifies to years of heavy use. This is the seasoning, created by a coating made up of fat and oil which has bonded with the surface of the pan to produce a non-stick cooking surface …