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5 Tips To Make You a Better Cook - Sophia Belnap - Blog

5 Tips To Make You a Better Cook

Cooking is a skill that becomes better and better with practice. No one is a fantastic cook from the start. Unless you attend culinary school, you will probably teach yourself a lot through trial and error. You'll have a few successes and a lot of failures in the beginning. So you don't struggle and become frustrated like some people, here are some cooking pointers for you.

  1. Mise en Place

No, it doesn't mean go out and buy amazing restaurant equipment, although that would be nice. Mise en place is a French idiom that means "everything in place" in the culinary world. If you hear a sophisticated chef say they've got their mise ready, it indicates they've gathered and prepared all of the ingredients for cooking. The potatoes have been peeled, the onions have been chopped, and the rosemary leaves have been removed off the sprig—everything is ready to go.

You run the danger of burning the oil if you wait to cut the onion while the skillet is heating up with oil. Timing is essential when it comes to cooking, and it's better to have everything ready and in place before turning on the burner.

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  1. Use Seasonings

Seasoning is more than merely salt and pepper. Don't undervalue the power of fresh herbs and spices! Herbs and spices are magical, and they're vital for giving any recipe flavor and depth. Using herbs and spices creates a gastronomic journey for your taste sensations. They may turn a simple chicken dish into an Italian feast or an Indian buffet. Seasonings may also be used to add flavor to a recipe without adding calories.

  1. Use Citrus

Have you ever tasted something and thought, "That tastes okay, but it's a little blah?" It's not blah in the sense that it tastes dull, but it's blah in the sense that it's uninteresting. It's almost as though your food is... sluggish. It's most likely in need of a bit of acid, such as citrus or vinegar. When you add acid to a meal, it instantly brightens up and gives it vitality. Acids, particularly citrus, are best introduced near the conclusion of the cooking process.

  1. Maintain Your Knives

Everything hinges on having a razor-sharp knife. In the kitchen, no equipment is more crucial than a good knife. It makes your cooking easier and more efficient, and a sharp knife is safer, believe it or not. A dull knife is dangerous because the force required to cut with a dull knife is more than that required to cut with a sharp knife, making you more likely to damage yourself.

There are a few fundamental points to remember when caring for your blades. To begin, avoid putting your knives in the dishwasher. The knives will become dull as a result of the dishwasher's heat. Hone your edge before and after each usage to keep it straight and sharp. Knives that are left loose in a drawer bang around, dulling their edges. They should be kept in sleeves, in a block, or on a magnetic strip. Finally, always use cutting boards made of plastic or wood. Cutting glass or marble is not a good idea! Your knife will be dulled, chipped, or broken as a result of this, not to mention the dreadful sound it makes. When a knife makes contact with a surface, minute burrs grow on the metal, dulling the edge.

  1. Understand the Recipe

If you're a beginner cook, it's very crucial to read through the recipe. Process and technique are key, and knowing what to expect and not missing a step is crucial to properly executing a dish. Nothing is more aggravating than wanting a dish in 30 minutes and discovering that it needs to marinade or cool for an hour. Reading a recipe from beginning to end will save you a lot of time and make cooking a pleasurable experience.

With a little prep and a good amount of practice, you should find that your cooking skills will improve greatly. Don't be afraid to experiment and take some culinary risks. 

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