An Introduction To Rum

Clear glass bottle with brown liquid

Last week I started my introductory series on the basics of cooking here on Basic and Simple. But the magic of fine dining does not only happen in the kitchen. When the evening gets late, the table is cleared and the wine is done for, the digestif becomes the center of attention. And with it, … Read more

What is a mise en place and what is it good for?

Person Holding Sliced Vegetable

Whenever I start cooking, the frantic search through every cupboard begins. It’s a hunt for every available small bowl, for platters and cups. One might think I am trying to accommodate a middle-sized house party and my regular dishes are not enough so I have to make do with whatever I have to hand out … Read more

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