• Reverse spherification
    Culinary techniques

    Reverse spherification process – breaking down 2 methods | Molecular gastronomy

    Learning the reverse spherification process is the fundamental step in advancing your culinary skills towards the molecular gastronomy. In reality making liquid spheres is quite easy, as long as you follow precise measurements. In this video (below), I show 3 examples of the reverse spherification. I make spheres with 2 relatively thick substances and 1 thinner substance. Watch the video until the end to learn how to make Kefir spheres, you can use the same method to make Sour Cream or Yogurt spheres. *Please note, that these liquids already have quite a bit of calcium inside, so you might need less Calcium Lactate for them (at least 2% in total).…

  • Vegan caviar
    Culinary techniques

    Learn to cook vegan caviar with Agar Agar

    Vegan caviar can be made using a simple technique from the molecular cuisine. In this recipe I've made caviar-like spheres from tomato juice and soy sauce with help of Agar Agar and cold oil. But you can use any liquid here to cook vegan caviar (except for oil, obviously). Anyone can do this recipe, I promise! Preparation time: 5 min Cooking time: 5 min Vegan caviar ingredients: Soy sauce – 100 ml Tomato juice – 100 ml Agar Agar powder – 2 g Vegetable oil [ice cold] - 1 L Equipment & tools: Small sauce pot – 1 Small whisk – 1 Squeeze bottle – 1 Sieve - 1 Directions: Whisk the…

  • Tuile
    Culinary techniques

    Learn how to cook a Tuile | quick & easy recipe

    Tuile is that food item that can make your dish look amazing, no-matter what the other components of your plate are. It is used by many professional Chefs around the world as an ultimate food decoration. And it is actually very easy to make, as long as you have the right equipment (non-stick pan in this case) and use correct proportions in your recipe (see below). In this recipe I've flavoured my Tuile with Saffron, but you can use any kind of flavouring in your Tuile, e.g. substitute Saffron tea with tomato juice, or beet juice. In these cases you will end up with Tuiles not only of different taste…

  • Japanese short-grain rice
    Culinary techniques

    Japanese short-grain rice cooking method | without rice cooker

    Do you like Japanese short-grain rice? Rice is, no doubt, one of the most important grains in the world. A large proportion of the human population of our planet relies heavily on rice as the main staple food in its diet, especially in Asia. The number of the dishes one can make using rice is literally countless: paella, sushi, pilaf, arancini…, and the varieties of the rice itself are numerous: basmati, arborio, Jasmin, Bomba, Pecan… just to name a few. Nevertheless, regardless of all those varieties, there really are just 3 main cooking methods for all types of rice: pilaf cooking method, risotto and simmering methods. Pilaf method is very…