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Klutz in the Kitchen

The Klutz in the Kitchens Aperitif and other stuff

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The Klutz in the Kitchens Big Bitch of the Week

Frozen chips should be declared illegal and banned from the kitchens of all restaurants and fast food joints of the world They are cheap, nasty and invariably soggy oil filled junk. The Klutz has now taken a stand and walk out of any restaurant the does not serve hand cut homemade potato chips. He will not set foot into any fast food dive or places that call themselves a restaurant who serve only fresh produce. Nuff of accepting the crap that all of the national fast food dives serve up as good and healthy, ha! who are they trying to kid, huh. Where is the nutrition in frozen potato chips? No wonder the children of our country are being turned into fat slobs with parents gleefully taking the precious little bloated bundles to celebrate birthdays at those monstrous purveyors of unhealthy rubbish fast food. Now then Klutz is no goody two shoes and admittedly carries something extra around the waist, but then again who really trusts a chef who is too thin, eh! J

We all know too much oily and greasy fast food is not good for us but we all have fallen into the traps set for us but the marketing idiots who have these fast food chains encourage kids to nag their hard working parent to take then to the nearest joint so they can get the latest Disney toy or cartoon character on offer with their junk food. Get real parents, lets get back to actual authentic food. What do you say?, write to the klutzinthekitchen@alljazzradio.co.za and tell us of your experience.

The Klutz in the Kitchen supports and encourages one to join the slow food movement; it’s the opposite of fast food where good healthy fresh produce is used and cooked.at mealtimes.

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This Days Recipe

Who doesn’t like wings, I mean they are a big seller at the fried chicken outlets around the country, why not rather make them at home yourself. Quick, easy and tasty and will be a real crowd-pleasing snack to watch TV by when the Rugby World Cup starts. Start practicing now to avoid disappointment when the games start.

The prep time is around 15 mins and cook time is only 10 mins

Southwest-Style Fried Chicken Wings

Southwest-Style Fried Chicken WingsIngredients

1 ½ cups all-purpose flour

2 tsp chili powder

1 tsp ground cumin

1 tsp salt

¼ tsp cayenne pepper

1 cup buttermilk

12 chicken wings

2 cups peanut oil

1 cup prepared Ranch dressing

2 tablespoons buttermilk

2 spring onions, chopped

Method

Wings: In shallow dish, whisk the flour, chili powder, cumin, salt and cayenne pepper together them pour the buttermilk into a medium-size bowl. Dip each wing into the buttermilk, shaking off excess. Roll in the flour mixture and place on a baking sheet fitted with wire rack and refrigerate. Heat the oil 185° C (365° F) in a large lidded heavy-bottom frying. Fry chicken, covered, for about 5 minutes, until browned and crispy. Turn and fry for an additional 5 minutes. If chicken is browning unevenly, move around in skillet with tongs. Transfer chicken to paper towels.

Dip: In a small bowl, mix together the Ranch dressing, buttermilk and, spring onions. Serve with the wings.

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Its Cream Filled Donut Day

Cream Filled DonutWhether you enjoy chocolate, vanilla, lemon or ganache filling in your donut, today is the perfect day to enjoy these sweet treats!

Donuts came got to the United States in the mid-1800s through Dutch settlers that were known for their pastries. The first donut with a hole in the middle is said to be a creation of American Hansen Gregory. Thankfully, someone after Hansen made the brilliant decision to fill that hole with delicious cream filling! These were so well-liked that the Boston Creme Donut, perhaps one of the most popular cream filled donuts, became the official donut of Massachusetts in 2003.

Celebrate Cream Filled Donut Day with a stop at your local bakery for a box of fresh cream filled donuts!

What with Krispy Kreme Donut’s coming to South Africa, maybe the celebration is too soon, but hey it can be celebrated when the donut lands. As is well known the Klutz in The Kitchen has er, pardon the pun, a soft spot for the humble donut, so we’ll have to reserve judgment till they open their first store in Cape Town

It’s also Eat a Hoagie Day today

make hogiesThis well-known sandwich consists of a long roll or Italian or French bread sliced lengthwise and filled with meats, cheeses, vegetables, seasonings, sauces and more.

The hoagie, also known as a sub or grinder, is a sandwich whose name originated in the city of Philadelphia. One story claims that the Italian immigrants who worked at a shipyard called Hog Island during World War I would bring giant sandwiches for lunch. The workers were nicknamed “hoggies” so eventually the name was associated with the large sandwiches but the spelling evolved over time. There are several other stories, but they all give credit to Philly for the hoagie name.

HoagieSo what’s for lunch today? We think it’s a great day to eat a hoagie!

September is National Organic Harvest Month | National Piano Month

This week is Line Dance Week | Fashion Week

Remember that Sept 29th is International Coffee Day so looking forward to that day

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Food Trends

It is very pleasing to see that manufacturers and producers shifting to natural ingredients from artificial colorants and flavours due to health anxieties of many consumers in the country.

Companies are promising to remove artificial ingredients from products. Punters are asking for healthy ingredients and companies are intent on improving the bottom line and are listening. What’s not yet clear is whether the trend can translate to boosts in cereal, candy, and frozen pizza markets, particularly as many of these changes are happening over the next few years. What is clear is that not all problems are easily solved, as different ingredients require different reformulations.

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