Author Archive for Dr Hector Perera

Some Health Dangers of Cooking Food at High Temperatures

Monday, January 16th, 2017

Dr Hector Perera      London Most people are unaware of the adverse effects of high temperature cooking. We cannot blame our good old “kussi amma” because they were totally unaware of those matters but now the present generation with more modern cooking facilities must be aware of the good and bad side of high temperature cooking. […]

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Must apply some scientific knowledge in cooking than just juggling, joking with this and that without any explanation

Wednesday, January 11th, 2017

Dr Hector Perera       London I made it clear that that I wanted to avoid any cooking aroma depositing on me and on my clothes while cooking. Just like back home Sri Lanka cooking, first I didn’t worry about the energy wastage then realised higher temperature, faster those chemicals escaped while cooking. I preferred to cook […]

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Most people waste energy in careless cooking then pollute the environment

Thursday, December 29th, 2016

Dr Hector Perera     London If anyone could save around 60% energy every time they cook rice and curries would you think it is a good idea? If I am not mistaken majority of Sri Lankans eat rice and curries on daily basis as the main meal, some people eat rice and curries for lunch and […]

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Apply science in energy saving and avoidance of smell depositing while cooking.

Sunday, December 4th, 2016

Dr Hector Perera       London Cooking or cookery is the art, technology and craft of preparing food for consumption with the use of heat. Food contains nothing but complicated organic chemicals so I think cooking is a huge chemical reaction and interaction with heat. Asians add spice ingredients in cooking dishes such as chicken, beef, lamb and even some vegetable dishes. Again these spices have far […]

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Asian cooking – Most of Sri Lankan type of food can be cooked by saving nearly 60% energy

Monday, November 21st, 2016

Dr Hector Perera       London Direct heat cooking is applied mainly in Asian type of cooking such as rice and curries. One of my concern is to find out how to save in energy and to stop any cooking aroma getting on them while cooking. If the people are not really careful in saving energy in […]

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Some say frying red chillies is good for stress release because it makes you sneeze, cough out yellow stuff from the chest and throat then tears drooling from the eyes and many more.

Friday, November 11th, 2016

Dr Hector Perera      London I received lots of emails from Sri Lanka then from other countries as well after watching my energy saving cooking programme in Sirasa TV in Sri Lanka. They all appreciated my attempt to save energy and to avoid any smell depositing on them while cooking. I replied to many then one […]

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Eggs and Diabetes, to Eat or Not to Eat?

Wednesday, November 9th, 2016

Dr Hector Perera        London Eggs can be fully boiled or half boiled in water or better make omelettes because it taste better. Eggs are a versatile food and a great source of protein, and the American Diabetes Association considers eggs an excellent choice for people with diabetes. That’s primarily because one large egg contains about half […]

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Some people say chicken skin is healthy to eat and some disagree

Sunday, October 30th, 2016

 Dr Hector Perera       London In health point of view one must remove the outer skin because it contains oil that has cholesterol which is not healthy to eat all the time. Cholesterol is supposed to block the arteries and why do we eat that purposely? There are two types of cholesterol, bad and good ones. […]

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Chickens cause serious infections in humans so watch out!

Friday, October 28th, 2016

Dr Hector Perera     London When you walk down your high street, you might see different kinds of little shops such as grocery, vegetable and butcher shops. Have you not noticed that in some butcher shops they hang chickens, pieces of beef and lamb just above the counter just like that for hours? Who would say […]

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Some health benefits of bitter melon or “Karawila”.

Thursday, October 6th, 2016

Dr Hector Perera         London In places like Sri Lanka, one can get hold of plenty of fresh vegetables in local food fairs or at “Pola”. They have these food fairs in nearly every town, usually once a week. Sunday food fairs are very popular and massive. Not only vegetables but dry fish as well are […]

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Why British TV chefs prefer under cooked red meat, are they healthy?

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

Dr Hector Perera     London There are plenty of cookery shows in British TV showing cooking so many different varieties of nutritious dishes but sometimes the chefs finish red meats virtually uncooked. They sometimes touch the piece or the lump of meat with finger tips while cooking and to me this is not quite acceptable way […]

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Would you like to get cooking aroma on them while cooking then cat walk like a tandoori chicken?

Sunday, September 25th, 2016

Dr Hector Perera          London Cooking or cookery is an art, a technology and a craft   of preparing food   suitable for human consumption with the use of heat. The cooking techniques and ingredients vary widely across the world, like grilling food over an open wood fire or using electric stoves, to baking then direct heat cooking and a few more other […]

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My cookery demonstration in Sirasa TV in Sri Lanka to help save about 60% energy and stop any cooking aroma depositing on you

Thursday, September 8th, 2016

Dr Hector Perera           London We all need to get our meals, either by cooking at home by someone or if possible by you or have some takeaway. Most people are not familiar with complicated cooking but to cook the basic things such as rice and curries is not a difficulty thing because even our “kussi […]

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My method of application of science in cooking in order to save about 60% energy wasted in cooking

Sunday, August 28th, 2016

Dr Hector Perera      London Heat energy can be transferred by conduction, convection, and radiation. The loss of heat from poorly insulated homes wastes energy resources and costs money. There are several ways to insulate homes against heat loss. It is possible to evaluate different ways to save energy by calculating their payback times. This is […]

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A bit of sweet memories from good old holidays in Sri Lanka

Friday, August 19th, 2016

Dr Hector Perera     London Many years ago majority of Sri Lanka people had no facilities such as gas and electric cookers, microwaves and ovens for cooking and baking. Now all these are there even in any average house so cooking cannot be that difficult at all. Those days they employed some poor people to do […]

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During cooking many chemical reactions occur and you need to control these reactions by controlling the heat supplied to cooking.

Tuesday, August 16th, 2016

Dr Hector Perera       London During the week days then on weekends there are cooking programmes in British TV. I was thinking they are there to educate the public about different kinds of cooking from different countries. Sometimes there are chefs from many different countries displaying their kinds of cooking skills. Most of the time they […]

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Majority of Sri Lankans consume boiled food than fried food because they are healthy.

Friday, July 29th, 2016

Dr Hector Perera London The food prepared by frying or grilling are not quite healthy than the food cooked by the method of boiling. Research has revealed that exposure to cooking oil used to fry chips can increase the risk of health more than cooking things by boiling such as cooking rice and curries. Scientists […]

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Scientific energy saving cooking technique is applicable to cooking food even in England not just Sri Lankan foods.

Sunday, July 24th, 2016

Dr Hector Perera     London My energy saving cooking technique was not discovered yesterday. This was discovered when I was cooking in a single room accommodation in England. Back home in Sri Lanka as well I cooked some food with my friends who studied with me at Advanced level science at a private college. That time […]

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Energy efficient cooking can be done with normal gas and electricity cookers as well than inventing special cookers.

Saturday, June 18th, 2016

Dr Hector Perera      London Who gets energy like gas and electricity for free? As far as I know anyone who use these kinds of energy resources have to pay for the service. I am so happy now energy is directly supplied to anyone’s home by the energy companies then how to use is up to […]

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What are the chemicals in spices?

Wednesday, June 15th, 2016

Dr Hector Perera    London In 1505 when Portuguese landed in Sri Lanka by sheer accident, they made it best by exploring on spices. They promised the King that they would safeguard the coastal areas from other foreign invaders. The King promised in return to give spices by weight of not tons but by weight of […]

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In the past there were some difficulties in cooking but not right now, some solutions are included

Tuesday, June 14th, 2016

Dr Hector Perera     London Cooking is not difficult at all, it’s a matter of getting used to it then it becomes quite easy. We have to eat so some people get some people employed for cooking than they get involved in cooking. Back in Sri Lanka some poor women become “Kussi Ammas” or servant women […]

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All Asians cook rice and curries by wasting nearly 60% energy that can be saved scientifically

Wednesday, June 1st, 2016

Dr Hector Perera      London I have experimented my scientific energy saving and smell saving cooking for a number of years before I demonstrated the technique in several TVs in Sri Lanka, including Sirasa TV. I managed to convince the respective authorities in TVs to give me a place to demonstrate the technique so that the […]

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Do we really need some spices in cooking chicken curry?

Thursday, May 26th, 2016

Dr Hector Perera      London To some people the word spice means something hot that means chillies but that is a completely wrong idea. A spice could be a seed, fruit, root, bark, berry, bud or vegetable substance primarily used for flavouring, colouring or preserving food. Spices are distinguished from herbs, which are parts of leafy green plants used for flavouring or as a garnish. Many spices have antimicrobial properties. This may explain why spices are more commonly used in […]

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Scientific energy saving cooking technique is widely applicable

Friday, May 6th, 2016

Dr Hector Perera     London I have mentioned earlier as well that I knew my basic cooking even long before I came to England for further studies. In Sri Lanka I lived in a room only basis accommodation for some time while I was doing my Advanced Level science. To begin with, I ate from hotels […]

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Sinhalese New Year, generally known as Aluth Avurudda (Sinhalese: අලුත් අවුරුද්ද) in Sri Lanka

Saturday, April 9th, 2016

Dr Hector Perera     London Sinhalese New Year, generally known as Aluth Avurudda (Sinhalese: අලුත් අවුරුද්ද) in Sri Lanka, is the new year of the Sinhalese and Tamil people in Sri Lanka. It is a major anniversary celebrated by not only the Sinhalese people but by most Sri Lankans. The timing of the Sinhala New Year coincides with the New Year celebrations of many traditional […]

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The three common spices with numerous health benefits you might not have known about.

Sunday, March 27th, 2016

Dr Hector Perera          London What are spices? In the culinary arts, the word spice refers to any dried part of a plant, other than the leaves, used for seasoning and flavouring a recipe, but not used as the main ingredient. There are other definitions such as Spices are the aromatic parts of tropical plants traditionally used […]

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A gift of nature are spices. Why Asian curries are cooked with spices?

Monday, March 21st, 2016

Dr Hector Perera     London Some people do not like spices such as chills, cumin, turmeric and many more spices. In fried fish and chips there is nothing but oil, salt, vinegar and tomato sauce and sometimes get a pinch of mustard as well. One of the favourite takeaway food is chicken and chips. If you […]

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We must have some scientific ideas about the food we eat such as chicken, pork and beef

Sunday, February 28th, 2016

Dr Hector Perera       London The bacteria campylobacter contaminated 70 per cent of fresh shop-bought chickens stocked by major retailers. The Food Standards Agency (FSA) said the cumulative results from the first two quarters of its year-long survey of fresh chickens found 70 per cent tested positive for the presence of campylobacter, up from 59 per cent in […]

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Saturated fats may be bad but coconut oils have medium chain saturated fatty acids which are healthy

Sunday, February 21st, 2016

Dr Hector Perera     London Eating a lot of saturated fat can increase the levels of cholesterol in your blood. Having high cholesterol can increase your risk of heart disease, which includes heart attack and narrowed arteries also called atherosclerosis. Cholesterol is a fatty substance made by your liver and carried around the body in the […]

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Fats have got themselves a bad name in recent times, yet they are an essential food.

Sunday, February 14th, 2016

Dr Hector Perera     London Lard is pig fat in both its rendered and untendered forms. It is obtained from any part of the pig where there is a high proportion of adipose tissue. It can be rendered by steaming it or boiling it in water and then separating the insoluble fat from the water, or by the use of dry […]

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