Everything About Food And Cooking
Everything About Food And Cooking
Human beings need food to live. Cooking great food is better than just eating great food. Getting to be a better cook is everyone’s ultimate goal in the kitchen but cooking is believed to be a talent that most people do not have naturally. Cooking feeds our body, mind, and soul. The way we cook our food tells a lot about who we are and what are eating habits.
Food is inextricably tied to occasions and memories. Therefore decide your cooking methods wisely to bring the best to your family. Make cooking fun and exciting and you will look forward to it every day. Staying inspired in the kitchen translates to healthier, delicious meals for your family and loved ones.
Your own kitchen can seem boring at times. With a passion for all things culinary, however, this can change. This turns the kitchen into a place of fun and experimentation, which results in wonderful meals and time well-spent. Here are some suggestions to consider.
Perfect pasta every time. Never add oil to the water when you are boiling pasta. It prevents the sauce from coating the pasta properly. Just before you drain the pasta, set aside about 1/3 cup of the cooked pasta water. When you mix the sauce with the pasta, add a little of the cooking liquid. The starch in the water adds body and flavor to the sauce.
Have you ever wondered how your neighbor’s pie crusts turn out to be golden brown and glossy while yours is always pale? There is a trick to learn which guarantees the desired result every time. Beat some egg whites and brush it over the pie. You will take out beautiful, glossy, golden brown pies from your oven.
Kneading is a tiring task, but the constantly moving board makes it even more difficult. Have you tried a few unsuccessful tricks to secure the board? Try the simplest of all which always deliver the best results. Place a damp towel under the board you are using to knead the dough. It will keep the board in place.
If you are having a big party, one of the worst things that you can do is to put dressing on the salad. Since the salad will sit out for a long time, it will probably get soggy after a while. Instead, leave an assortment of dressings out for people to choose.
Slice garlic when you sauté it. Many people mince garlic. If you plan to sauté it in a pan, this might not be the best idea. When you sauté minced garlic it is likely to burn. If you cut the garlic into slices it cooks more thoroughly and without burning.
Have you ever had to eat a cauliflower that was more off white then actually white? It can make people turn away from this wonderful vegetable. To keep that white color in your produce, add some milk to the water when cooking. This will not change the taste, just the look.
If you’re feeling stressed at the idea of making dinner for the family, try to do most or all of your prep work the evening before cooking. Most anything that needs to be chopped, like vegetables, can be done the night before and marinating your meats overnight actually makes them even more delicious. This will help reduce your stress and lower your cooking time the next day.
The odors of many spices and vegetables will stay on your cutting board and will be impervious to soap. Mark your ends on the cutting board using indelible ink so that you can remember one side from the other.
Don’t spend too much time buying books and searching the Internet for exotic fare from around the world and forget the recipes that your family has served for years. Often the most basic recipes are the most cherished ones. Make sure you write those recipes down. No matter how simple they are, there may be a day when a family member wants them.
Use this tip when cooking chicken. Rather than using a roasting rack to cook the chicken, slice an onion and put the slices in an oiled pan. Then take the chicken and place it on top of the onions. While cooking, the the onions will absorb the juices of the chicken. This is useful for later when you make a sauce from the onions by pouring water or stock into the pan and cooking on high heat for three minutes.
Try these tips and come up with your own ones. Focus on making foods that allow you to savor them with your family over a nice relaxing dinner. Try cooking as a relaxing hobby that can also improve your health. The kitchen should be the centerpiece of your home.
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