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Homemade Gourmet Treats

If you are a bit of a foodie, then you probably enjoy going to different places and restaurants and enjoying trying new things. But when you try to cook the same items at home it can all go a bit wrong. It might be because you don’t have the proper equipment, or because there is a secret recipe that you are unaware of. But read on for some more info as below you may just find the answer to you foodie conundrums which will allow you to eat gourmet treats in your very own home.


Pit Smoked BBQ


One of the biggest treats, when you go out to eat is choosing a succulent piece of short rib or burnt end BBQ that has been marinated and smoked over a long time. But doing these at home can be a nightmare if you don’t have the correct equipment, which is mostly designed for professional kitchens and large-scale catering establishments.


However, some of the clever kitchen equipment firms have come up with a small-scale option.  Which means you can smoke your own meats at home, without producing enough to feed the 5000. You can read more about this at source: Which is worth a click if you are a serious BBQ meats enthusiast.

Molecular gastronomy


For a while now, the trend has been for meals that are a little exciting and a little out of the box. This trend is often attributed to UK chef Heston Blumenthal and his molecular gastronomic way of cooking. The whole basis of which is to use scientific procedures to make usual and surprising textures with the flavors of traditional food.


Obviously, at first glance, this style of gastronomy sounds pretty complicated to do. Especially in your own home kitchen that isn’t equipped with Sous Vide baths, flash freezers, and liquid nitrogen!


But there is a way of creating some of the elements of this style of meal in your own home. Rather than invest in the expressive pieces of equipment, some people have chosen to purchase fairly reasonable kits like the ones available at  


These often include different gelling and coagulating agents that are safe for food use. With these, you can have a go at making such outlandish items as spheres which burst with flavor in your mouth, spaghetti or ravioli from favored stocks, and even foams which not only look wonderful but taste delicious too.


Proper pastry


Now it’s so easy to pop to the supermarket and grab a block of premade pastry, some prebaked bread, or a delicious croissant or two. So it sometimes seems like it isn’t really worth making your own baked good at home.

But, while it can be time-consuming, it is a very satisfying process, and you don’t need too much additional equipment to do it either. Just a few bowls to allow the dough to rise in and if you are really fancy a marble slab to work your pastry on, as it will help it stay lovely and cold.

You may also want to invest in a bread machine but before you do please check out these bread machine reviews to find one that is right for you.


Also with such a huge range of sweet and savory treats making your own pastry like this can be a bit addictive, as well as delicious. Don’t say you haven’t been warned!


Samantha hails from Virginia and is a proud wife to a retired Deputy Sheriff and mother to two amazing little boys named Jack & William. A veteran product reviewer; Samantha has been reviewing products for 8 years and offers high quality product reviews with original photography.

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