Famous five: culinary classics we love to love

By TASTE, 27 February 2018

Whatever your level of culinary expertise, there are some timeless classics you need in your recipe repertoire. And for good reason…

How do we love these classics? Let us count the ways...


1. Pancakes

Got eggs, milk, flour, melted butter and sugar? You have the makings of that childhood favourite: pancakes!

Browse our pancake recipes here.


2. Negroni



Everybody’s favourite cocktail comeback kid, the Negroni, couldn’t be simpler to whip up after a hard day at the office. Combine one part each gin, Campari and sweet vermouth, add ice and a twist of lemon and ta-dah!

Discover more easy cocktail recipes here.


3. Vinaigrette


Trust the French for ensuring our salads are dressed in style with the classic vinaigrette: chopped shallots, white wine vinegar, Dijon mustard, olive oil and seasoning. Boom!

Try our basic vinaigrette recipe here.

4. Five spice powder

five spice powder

A Chinese store-cupboard staple, five spice powder – a combination of one part each ground Szechuan peppercorns, cinnamon, cloves, fennel seeds and star anise – works its magic on everything from roast duck to stir-fries.

Try our coconut seafood and Asian greens stir-fry recipe here.


5. Caprese Salad


famous caprese salad

The Caprese salad is every frazzled dinner party host’s best friend for good reason. Not only does the assembly of fresh mozzarella, tomato, basil, olive oil and seasoning take mere minutes, it always looks pretty as a picture.

Discover more salad recipes here.

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The TASTE team is a happy bunch of keen cooks and writers, always on the look out for the next food trend or the next piece of cake.
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