We often get asked what the difference is between rice cookers and multi-cookers, the appliances are very different in functions and cook in different ways. Rice cookers Rice cookers, moreso those with fuzzy logic or Induction Heating are specialist appliances which cook rice to perfection. They achieve this by using ‘fuzzy logic’, a computer brain that controls the cooking temperatures ...

Yumami or ‘extra tasty’ rice function on Bamboo enhances the flavour of any type of white rice by using a specially designed cooking cycle, It does this by using a sequence of soaking and steaming to release the sugars contained in the rice that are then reabsorbed back into the rice as a different chemical structure that can activate Umami ...

Having a coffee or tea habit can really put a dent in your pocket! Especially as now most coffee and tea retailers are either offering a discount to customers who bring their own cup or charging extra for disposable single-use cups. We have put a handy list at the bottom of this post of the coffee and tea retailers that ...

A lovely, delicately spiced cake  which just has to be good for you – it has apples in it ;). Perfect with custard, ice cream or whipped cream, this is a no-fuss dessert which will wow everyone who tries it! If you don’t want to make the effort of making the batter yourself, you can buy a standard cake mix ...

Hatsuga genmai (or germinated brown rice) is unpolished brown japonica (Japanese) rice, that has been allowed to germinate in order to alter the flavour and also to increase levels of nutrients such as gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA). Hatsuga genmai has a softer texture than brown rice and a nuttier flavour. Germinated (GABA) rice an emerging health food where brown rice is ...