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Welcome to Practical Cooks!

Practical Cooks is your one-stop shop for answers to your burning food questions as well as food guides, recipes, cooking and kitchen tips, and more.

Established in 2022, we provide valuable resources and must-have information on ingredients, meal-prep, cooking methods and more.

Plus, all the myriad questions you have on freezing, microwaving, reheating and storing food, glorious food!


Anton McCarthy

I set up Practical Cooks in February 2022 to scratch my own itch. I wanted to have a place to answer all the cooking questions I have been asked over the years, as a passionate lover of food and a decent chef.

How long can pasta last in the fridge? Can I reheat x, y and z? These questions come up all time, and I wanted to be able to point people towards my answer, and have somewhere to document them all – even for my family to read in years to come!

The result is Practical Cooks – a place for anyone looking for solid, informative cooking tips and guides!

I hope you enjoy 🙂

Editorial Policy

I put this part in to help you decide whether your request is a good idea or not! Thanks in advance.

  • I don’t accept guest posts or requests for links. Please note these requests may be marked as spam.
  • Practical Cooks does NOT accept paid reviews for any products.
  • Practical Cooks is independently owned and operated (by me!).
  • I research all topics and strive and check for accuracy at all times. Should you have any feedback on my content however, please do share it. I love to hear from fellow chefs!

I hope you enjoy my content and you can share any feedback or requests for topics – just drop me an email via my Contact page.