New mill cropping saviour
Arable farmers wanted to secure their future after milling industry control moved offshore and the number of cropping farms within Canterbury shrank with many converting to dairying. "We knew there was no better way to do this than to get 12 South Canterbury arable farmers to team up, mill their own grain and work closely with our customers and the New Zealand public. It will secure the future of the cropping industry, Farmers Mill chairman Murray Turley said. It took 10 months to build and featured state of the art equipment not seen in this country before, Turley said. Timaru's new flour mill will help ensure the sustainability of Canterbury's arable industry.
Science expands the world of molecular mixology
All of the regular tools of molecular cooking are in play: theyre Cryovacing (putting ingredients in vacuum-sealed packaging) and slow cooking ingredients, smoke-infusing liquors, carbonating drinks, barrel-aging cocktails, centrifuging juices... Among the equipment at his London-based Drink Factory consulting business are a centrifuge (the better to filter macerated liquids), a cold smoker and smoke gun (for smoking garnishes as well as syrup ingredients), and a refractometer to measure... Conigliaro, a renowned British bartender, is a pioneer in molecular mixology, but hes got a lot of company these days as more bartenders on both sides of the Atlantic work on elevating the art of the cocktail to science.
Baking 101: Simple tips to ease your baking
Dry ingredients should always go into dry measuring cups, while anything that pours like water will go into liquid measuring cups, which are typically a glass type measuring cup with the measurements going up the side. Sometimes baking soda or baking powder will not react properly in a recipe if past its expiration date. If the flour is scooped into the measuring cup from the bag, you risk over-measuring. Measuring spoons will function for both dry and liquid measuring. Be sure to get eye level with the liquid measuring cups to make sure the liquid is exactly at the line. From measuring to storage, take these simple steps to perfect baking. Flour needs to be lightly spooned into a dry measuring cup and leveled with the back of a table knife.