The Final Reso-LOOT-ion
This is it, friends, the last installment of Reso-LOOT, our weekly offering of products to help you get straight to work on those pesky New Years Resolutions. After this, you’re on your own. But before we cut off our support, we’re offering an Emeril 6-Piece Multi Colored Knife Set!
Maybe you just want the personal enrichment of getting better at something practical, or maybe you want to save money by eating out less. Either way, if you resolved to cook more in 2019, you’re not alone. It’s a common goal that can be difficult to achieve. In fact, you need more than a good set of knives to become a superstar in the kitchen. You need a base of cooking knowledge, and that’s what we’re here to impart. Here are a few tips and tricks to becoming a better home chef:
In the field of science, when you want to weigh something, you first weigh the empty vessel–such as the beaker–so that you can subtract that from the final weight to get an accurate measurement. The same goes for cooking. Before using it to taste a sauce, for example, put the spoon in your mouth for at least ten seconds. That way, you’ll know what flavors come from the spoon and what flavors come from the sauce.
Much of food is salesmanship. That’s why it’s important to have a vocabulary of good fancy cooking words to make your dishes more appealing. When you invite your friends over for dinner, impress them by saying, “atop the patty, you will find a Heinz tomato gastrique,” or “shall we sous vide to the dining room so that we may roux upon some chili dog confit?” They’ll think they’ve been transported to a five star restaurant!
A trick to cutting onions is thinking about something really sad while you do it. It doesn’t actually keep you from crying, but hey, if the tear ducts are open, why not get some mileage out of them, right?
There’s more to cooking than this, obviously. But keep these three tips in mind and buy this knife set, and you’ll be well on your way to making 2019 the year you finally become the chef you’ve always wanted to be!