I loved to cook before Top Chef came around. I was never a fan of cooking shows. The food network annoys me. Sure they’re some good recipes out there, but how can you really learn to make a 4 hour braise (with sides!) in a 27 minute episode. The shows would just frustrate me. But when Top Chef came along, I was immediately hooked. Top Chef doesn’t teach you how to make a recipe, it inspires you to think out of the box, to consider what you would make if faced with some saltine crackers and a piece of fish. Or what dishes would best describe you? Watching the show definitely encouraged me to play with flavors and invent new dishes.
Needed to share this wonderful piece from Adam Roberts at the Huffington Post via one of my favorite blogs: Don’t Eat Dirt. The list is so true! Don’t be afraid to experiment, do what you know and add some extra flair and I don’t know that I’ve ever cooked a meal without a little wine (except maybe breakfast)!
When I saw this post by Adam Roberts, I knew I had to share it. These “quick tips” are essential advice for becoming a better cook.
As most of you know if you have followed me very long, I grew up in a cooking household. I have been at my father’s ankles in the kitchen ever since I could get there on my own. While there are many amusing stories about learning to pour and stir to the day I REALLY learned the difference between tsp and tbsp (it was salt, lol), I can honestly say that all of those stories and more are the reasons I am a good cook today. I am often amazed at the little things that I assume are common knowledge and most people really don’t know them when it comes to cooking. That is thanks to my dad.
Anyway, here are Adam Robert’s “10 Quick…
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