Monthly Archives: November 2019

Monthly Archives: November 2019

The Cooking Process As An Art

Whether it’s baking a single tier cake, stewing lamb, or how to cook eye of round roast, cooking is certainly an art. Cooking is the step by step process of prepping food and meals, including its plating, which is served to and eaten by people.

Cooking As An Art

The term “culinary” is described as something associated to or related to cooking. Individuals working in the field of culinary arts are called culinarians, whereas a person who works in a restaurant is generally called a cook. Food and meals that are skillfully prepared to be visually attractive and palatable is the mission of Culinary artists. They necessitate a lot of familiarity regarding the science of meal and food preparations well as a good grasp of how nutrition and diets have an effect on meal preparation.

Culinary art encompasses of numerous categories. Several of which are methods, tools, spice combinations, as well as ingredients that enhances the taste of food. It most often requires and involves the correct measurements, right choice and precise blend of ingredients to achieve that desired outcome.

The multiplicity of the culinary arts across the world emulates numerous considerations like Artistic, Cultural and Traditional, Religious, Nutritional as well as Economic.

Basic Methods of Cooking

Regardless of these considerations, food and meals are cooked in certain ways to achieve that perfect cooking, texture, flavor, and aesthetics, which makes cooking a form art. Below are a few of the basic cooking methods:

  • Baking

Baking entails making use of a convection heat (dry) to food in a sealed off environment. The dry heat used in the process of baking browns the outer layer of the food, and retains moisture within the food. This method is frequently applied in cooking bread, pastries and desserts.

  • Frying

This entails cooking food in fat or oil. There are numerous variants of frying including deep-frying, sautéing, stir frying, and pan frying. Each has a certain amount of oil, heat and time of cooking.

  • Roasting

It is essentially a form of baking but with higher heat, where the outside of food becomes browner and drier by preliminary contact to a temperature of above 500F. This averts most of the food moisture within from being cooked out.

  • Grilling

This method is a quick, dry and extremely hot manner of cooking, wherein the food is put on an strong radiant heat, either over burning wood, coals, electric heating, or gas flame.

  • Steaming

This is a way of cooking wherein food is cooked in water vapor on top of boiling water. As the water boild, steam emerges cooking the food in the vessels that are perforated vessel.

  • Simmering

This process entails cooking liquid on a stove top in a pan or pot. It must be done on a low heat, and as food cooks bubbles start to show on the surface.

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Netflix Revolutionizes the Way Movie Buffs Can Get to Watch Quality Films

Netflix has changed the way quality movies will be released; all to the delight of movie buffs and casual moviegoers as well. The streaming giant has been drawing a lot of attention for releasing quality films that feature A-! Hollywood actors, which essentially, can earn nominations for Academy Awards; The only reason, keeping the Netflix films from qualifying as Oscar contenders, is that that they have not been shown for viewing at theaters.

However, rather than be bothered by some 90-day exclusivity contract imposed by cinema operators, Netflix is said to be shopping for cinemas to buy. That way the streaming company can release its movies on its own terms. That is, by running it in theaters, and then releasing films via its streaming platform soon enough, for the benefit of Netflix subscribers.

Netflix Vies for the Oscars via “The Irishman”

Although it is yet to be reported that Netflix has acquired its own cinemas, the streaming giant was able to book for cinema screening its newest completed project, the $159 million “The Irishman” directed by Martin Scorsese.

After a successful debut in last month’s “New York Film Festival; whilst beating the deadline for submission to the 92th Academy Awards, ”The Irishman” started screening in Hollywood at the American Cinematheque’s Egyptian Theatre and in Manhattan’s Belasco Theater, last November 01, 2019.

The film’s showing at the Belasco Theater at West 44th Street has “The Irishman” title flashing in bright lights like a typical Broadway show. It will run at eight (8) shows per week from Tuesdays to Sundays up to December 01, at a ticket price of $15.

The Egyptian Theater owned by American Cinematheque, which could very well become the first moviehouse owned by Netflix, will run the 209-minute crime drama up to November 14, 2019.

On November 27, 2019, the streaming giant’s 158 million subscribers will be able to watch “The Irishman” right in the comfort of their own home.

The National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO) Expresses Disappointment Over Netflix’s Release Strategy

John Fithian, president of NATO calls Netflix’s release of a film handled by a major director, a disappointment and a disgrace. According to Fithian, it is a disgrace because the streaming company is letting go of “significant money on the table,” by releasing “The Irishman” on a short window. He also said that it is a very big disappointment because a Martin Scorsese film will be playing at only one-tenth of the screens on which it should have played.

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