Cooking 101

Cooking itself is an art that is not easy. To conjure truly sumptuous meals, one must have great skill, discipline, and of course, passion to satisfy people’s tastes. Most celebrities have higher standards of food taste as compared to ordinary folks, for their immense wealth and connections allow them to taste the most delectable dishes in the planet. Hence, it takes much more than ordinary cooking to make these celebrities burp and smile. What does it take to achieve culinary heaven within the standards of famous people? Here are some tips and secrets on the preparation and handling of basic food for you to go by.

General Must-Knows

Before you start cooking, choose recipes that are not too complicated. Too difficult recipe steps can be overwhelming. Be aware of how much resources you can acquire and how much time you can invest on the cooking process.

Assemble all your ingredients in one place before you cook to avoid stressing out over lost ingredients in the middle of the cooking process. Arrange also the utensils and other things you’re going to need for a more organized cooking.

Never ever put cooked or ready-to-serve foods on plates, cutting boards, or other surfaces where you have placed raw meat, fish, poultry, or other foul smelling food. Wash these surfaces first with hot, soapy water to remove all unwanted smell.

Experiment with different colors and textures in meals and bring out that creative side. You can also learn variations of one specific dish. You can try recipes from other cultures and make it your own. Or you can completely invent a dish out of the blue. All it takes is imagination and good taste buds and you’re sure to conjure delectable dishes with your own twist.

Basic Secrets Revealed

Chocolate Cake. Add a teaspoon of vinegar to your cake mix for a more delicious chocolate cake.

Grating Cheese. For easier shredding, put the cheese first in the freezer for thirty minutes.

Icing. Add a pinch of soda bicarbonate to your icing to retain the icing’s moisture and prevent cracking.

Pancakes. Add a little sugar to your batter of pancakes and waffles to make them brown more quickly.

Pie Pastry. To create flakier pastry, substitute a teaspoon of vinegar for one teaspoon of cold water called for in the recipe.

Spaghetti Sauce. Add a pinch of soda bicarbonate to spaghetti sauce to remove any acid taste from the tomatoes.

Tender Meat. Putting one to two tablespoons of vinegar on your meat helps in tenderizing the meat while you are cooking.

Vanilla. You can make your own vanilla concentrate by placing two split and chopped vanilla pods in a liter of vodka or bourbon. Remember to shake the bottle once a day and let it site for around two to three months until the mixture turns into your desired color.

Don’t be afraid to fail the first few times. Cooking is an art, and any art always takes a process and of course, determination. As long as you have the passion, you can whip your way to culinary heaven and impress anyone with willing taste buds.

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