Are you an amateur chef who wants to become more skilled in the kitchen? Here we present some tips on how you can develop as a chef and improve your cooking.
1. Learn some dishes properly
Beginners are constantly looking for new things - rather than learning a few dishes and techniques thoroughly. Work out some parade dishes until you know them by heart and can make them perfectly every time. Then you can put them together at any time for an excellent, composite dinner.
When the dishes are really good and you know how the various ingredients behave, have cooking times in mind, and can do most things almost automatically - then you are ready to make your own changes and variations in the recipe. This way you increase your skills.
2. Salt and spice!
A chef must be able to balance ...
Food purchases eat up a large part of the monthly budget. Here are 8 tricks to keep in mind when shopping and cooking that can help you save money on groceries, whilst also not compromising on quality.
How to save money on food
1. Plan your purchases
Plan a weekly menu and make a shopping list. Store everything once a week and avoid expensive small items and impulse purchases. Also, keep track of any discounted rates and plan your weekly menu based on them.
2. Cut the food yourself
Raw materials sold cut, torn, or milled finished tend to cost slightly more due to the fact that they have been processed and worked with. Instead, buy fresh products and do the job yourself, you save money and get freshly cut foods.
3. Use the freezer
With freezing food boxes and foods, you ext...
The most common mistakes people make when cooking are quite simple. If you want to become a better cook, there are a number of common mistakes you want to keep in mind to become a better cook that makes most
Here are ten tips to help you succeed in the kitchen.
1. Don't use the microwave
A microwave can be good for thawing or heating food in, but for cooking it is generally a disaster. The food becomes tasteless and gets no nice roasting. Meat is not caramelized in the same way as when frying and as a result, many of the aromas released during frying do not appear. The advantage of a micro may be that it goes fast, but with a little practice and planning you can cook a really good dinner in less than 40 minutes. And do you know that you can easily thaw food in the fridge overnight...
Are you one of everyone who has a busy schedule? Works full time, has children who are going to be picked up, or just generally experiences everyday cooking as quite stressful? Then you should get here some simple methods that can make it a little smoother for you. In this post, we share 10 tips to make cooking easier for you - both to save time, and to streamline the process.
10 tips to simplify cooking and save you time, money, and energy.
1. Make a weekly menu
With a weekly menu, you don't have to think about what dinner it will be every day. It reduces stress and facilitates both cooking and food purchases.
2. Write a shopping list
A shopping list reduces the risk of forgetting something or shopping for “wrong” food that may not be eaten.
Start from your weekly menu, and ...
Humans have been using spices and herbs since ancient times. We have used them partly to spice up the food, and also because the spices had a healing ability. It also happened that in the past, food, and beverages that became too old were seasoned, they simply wanted to hide the unpleasant taste with different spices.
Now we know for sure that spices and herbs are extremely useful and healthy for us. Most spices are rich in antioxidants. They also contain important minerals, including magnesium, and it is said that the stronger a spice, the more magnesium is in it.
Magnesium is good for our muscles and for our nervous system. Useful super spices do good for the body and the mind.
You may not think that the spices are of any use when using so small quantities in cooking. But if...
For thousands of years, humans around the world have used herbs and spices for their healing effects and for flavoring the food. Spices and herbs are perfect in soups, stews, cooked dishes, sauces, and even desserts. Spices are a good source of magnesium and other minerals. Generally speaking, the stronger the spice, the more magnesium it contains.
In addition to the herbs providing that little extra in the food, they are part of a healthy diet because they contain plenty of healing substances. Researchers at the US Department of Agriculture recently conducted a study on common herbs and spices. The study shows that many popular spices and herbs are a good source of natural antioxidants. In addition, it was found that the total phenolic content of the herbs was higher than berries, ...
Season the food - a spice guide
In order for the food to taste good, it must be seasoned. It is important that it gets well seasoned which is extra difficult if you are a beginner in the kitchen.
These are our best seasoning tips to learn how to master spices. A little spice guide to learn the basics of spices and how to rescue foods if you accidentally add too much.
Almost all dishes need salt to taste good.
Note that if the recipe contains broth dice, fondant or soy you will get a lot of salt flavor from it. A good basic rule is to taste before adding spices.
Added too much salt?
If you take too much salt, add more liquid, and dilute the salt taste. Strong spices become softer the more fat there is in the food you cook. Sambal oelek, chili pepper, chili powder, wh...
There is no such thing as "being bad at cooking". Anyone can become a great cook. You just need the right tips and tricks.
If you are not really good, just know a few simple tricks that will make it easier to cook good food. In this article, we show you 14 tips that are very useful that will help you cook delicious food like a professional chef.
1. Use frying pans in Teflon only to cook food that otherwise sticks to the frying pan: otherwise, it is better to use normal frying pans since the heat is better distributed then.
2. Use a Dutch oven - a cast iron pot that gives a small smoky taste.
4. Before you whisk the eggs, squeeze the egg yolks with a fork: it will be easier to mix then!
5. Crack the egg against a flat surface instead of against an edge: the opening becomes man...
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