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What is one tip that you learned about cooking that was simple but made a huge difference? [old]

Also, I forgot one.

6. Cook with shallot. More complex than onion, milder than garlic, makes your food taste like a French chef made it.

Oct 01, 2010
leahjanes in Home Cooking

eggplant recipes that don't involve tomatoes

http://www.thewednesdaychef.com/the_w...

This pasta is delicious. Showcases the slippery creaminess of eggplant.

Oct 01, 2010
leahjanes in Home Cooking

What is one tip that you learned about cooking that was simple but made a huge difference? [old]

I read through the entire thread and I think these haven't been mentioned.

1. Always have music on when you cook. Makes the food taste better. Engages your senses.
2. Cooking Thai food has made me understand balance and harmony. Balance sweet, salty, spicy and sour. This is true in all cooking, not just Thai.
3. Acidity is as important as salt. You need at least 3 different kinds of vinegar at your disposal, and preferably a bunch of fresh citrus as well.
4. The moment you start taking food too seriously is the moment where you need to truck on over to McDonalds, order a large fries and take yourself down a notch.
5. Only use white plates. They make the simplest food look like a masterpiece.

Oct 01, 2010
leahjanes in Home Cooking

Recipes That Intimidate - What recipes are you reluctant to try?

If you like ground cooked pig - go to New Zealand and have Maori Hungi. Unless you already have, then you should go again.

Oct 01, 2010
leahjanes in Home Cooking

Recipes That Intimidate - What recipes are you reluctant to try?

If you're worried about overcooking scallops, just get some really nice fresh ones and eat them raw with some salt and lemon juice :) Skips the stress altogether.

Oct 01, 2010
leahjanes in Home Cooking