Posts tagged cooking advice
Episode 7 - Tools: The Big, The Small, The Essential

Cooking is, of course, about food but remember, there are also tools involved to make your life easier. We no longer have to cook over an open campfire, wash our food and equipment and dishes and ourselves for that matter in the nearby lake, or use our bare hands to tear food apart.

Primitive humans discovered (certainly by accident) that when food is cooked it is typically more flavorful so fire became a necessity. Washing and cutting came along somewhat later but also made it easier to eat.

Nowadays, we covet our tools whether big, small or somewhere in between but we are here to let you in on a little secret…stay basic and essential and you will be a happier cook. You honestly don’t need a gadget for every task. There are many tools, like knives, for instance, that can tackle many jobs.

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Episode 6 - Flavors and Their Profiles

Here’s the next brick in your foundation. After talking about ingredients, we gotta get into their flavors and how they go together, makes sense, right?

So, yep, this episode is all about flavors and flavor profiles. Scratching your head, thinking what does this have to do with anything… Well, flavor profiles are everything!

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Episode 5 - Ingredients: An Overview

The next piece to this puzzle is learning about ingredients so in this episode we’ll get your started with an overview of the basics and how to approach ingredients. It’s very different from the era when housewives were fascinated with canned foods and making things convenient. The 50’s and 60’s also created the opportunity for talented people like Julia Child to introduce more sophisticated ways of cooking.

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