• Food & Cooking

    Your new ally in the kitchen: palm oil

    Nowadays there is a great diversity of oils in the market but palm oil is the one that stands out the most due to its great versatility in the multiple uses it can have in the food and gastronomy industry. Thanks to its physical and chemical properties it is currently the most consumed worldwide because it gives certain products such as margarines and shortenings the necessary consistency without the need for hydrogenation. This allows for the consumption of much healthier foods since hydrogenation is responsible for forming the so feared trans-fatty acids that cause problems to the health of the people who consume them. EPOA is an alliance of refiners and producers present throughout Europe that was created with the aim of promoting the production of palm oil in a sustainable manner.

    Used for thousands of years

    Palm oil has been used for 5,000 years in the eastern and southeastern regions of Africa. Due to its great versatility it has become one of the most produced oils worldwide which has caused an exponential growth towards countries in Southeast Asia, including Malaysia and Indonesia. Palm oil has been used in a wide variety of everyday products including margarine, mayonnaise, salad dressings and peanut butter, as well as milk powder, pasta, snacks, ice cream and chocolate. Its wide use in gastronomy is due to the fact that it not only helps food to have a better consistency but also helps to absorb liposoluble vitamins (vitamins D, E, A, K) that help keep the body in optimal condition.

    EPOA: A quality and sustainable elaboration process

    In order to obtain the palm oil that will be consumed by millions of people around the world, there are procedures that guarantee an excellent quality in the final product but that are also accompanied by a methodology that makes it sustainable and environmentally friendly. EPOA was born out of the need to produce palm oil that meets the highest international standards and is sustainable both in terms of the environment and the economic boost it provides. Thanks to an alliance between refiners and producers EPOA can bring to the table a quality product certified under the strictest standards and adapted to modern needs while generating a positive socio-economic impact worldwide. EPOA is committed to promoting palm oil production throughout Europe by stimulating local economies and generating more jobs and a greater welfare for all involved.…

  • Food & Cooking

    Must-Try Food In And Around Kathmandu Valley 

    When you go around Kathmandu valley, you will come across cuisines from around the country. One of the most popular cuisines in Nepal is Newari. It is a part of Newari culture, which originated in Kathmandu valley itself. There are so many restaurants that offer rich and authentic Newari dishes. 

    In the same way, you could also eat dishes from around the world in the Kathmandu valley, whether it’s oriental, continental, fusion or American fast food. The restaurants here that serve these items do the best job when it comes to preparing them in as authentic a manner as possible. Doesn’t matter how long you’re planning to spend here, you can be rest assured about never getting bored of the food that is offered to you.

    To try these food items, you could either visit the wonderful restaurants, sit comfortably in their amazing ambience, and enjoy the delicacies, or you could order them and enjoy them at the comfort of your homes. Thanks to online food delivery services like Foodmandu, the latter option doesn’t just seem like a possibility, but also you’re offered the best deals Nepal with them. The best deals Nepal could include large discounts, gifts, and so many others.

    Newari Foods

    Doesn’t really matter what community you belong to, if you’ve ever tried Newari cuisine, chances are that you will love them. From a wide array of meat dishes to alcohol and desserts, there are so many items that Newari cuisine has to offer you. There are few really famous items like chhoila, chatamari, yomari, bara, thho, and so on that most people know about, but turns out, all these just the tip of an iceberg. There are so many things to explore and look into.

    As mentioned above, Newari cuisine includes dishes made popular by the Newar community. They are a group indigenous to Kathmandu valley. With time, they migrated to different parts of Nepal, and along with them, they took their dishes. Currently, Newari dishes are served in various parts of Nepal, especially in major cities. There is no doubt about the fact that you will absolutely adore Newari foods.

    Sekuwa And Taas

    While sekuwa is the Nepalese version of barbequed meat, taas is meat fried in a pan. Both are authentic Nepali cuisines, and you will find quite a few restaurants in Kathmandu serving them. When it comes to sekuwa and tass, you have meat options like chicken, buffalo and pork, both wild and domesticated. You could go with the one that tingles your taste buds the most. Both sekuwa and tass are served with vegetable or peanut salad, puffed rice and gravy. You could have them with bread or rice too, but this combination is believed to be the best one.

    Chicken Station

    It would not be an exaggeration to claim that Chicken Station is one of the best restaurants in Kathmandu. Started only a couple of years back, it is one of the most popular choices of the youths and …