Do you drool enviously over the many attractive and tasty meals other people prepare? Do you wish you had the talent to offer your family these works of art? This article will help you become a better cook.
Ensure that you are getting the most out of your chef’s knife by holding it properly during use. The thumb and the index finger should be on either side of the blade, at the point where it meets the handle. This will give the ultimate in control, when slicing through ingredients.
Make sure you are storing your herbs and spices in a cool, dark space. Many factors can cause herbs and spices to lose their flavor. Light, humidity, and heat can all cause them to lose some of their flare. To avoid this, make sure you are storing your herbs somewhere like a cool cabinet.
When cooking a big meal, try to do your prep work the night before. This saves you time when you’re getting things ready for your dinner the next day. Have everything washed, chopped, and ready to go. You’ll thank yourself because there is less stress the night of the big meal.
Cook your rice in vegetable or chicken stock instead of using water. Choosing a stock will add both extra taste and valuable nutrients. The cooking process and time are the same as with water, so you won’t be adding any extra work by trying this method.
Do you love to cook with fresh basil? Take a large bunch of this fresh herb and place it in a glass. Fill the container with enough water to cover the stems. Place the glass of basil leaves on the counter in your kitchen, and watch it keep its freshness for weeks. If you continue to refresh the water, the basil will begin to grow roots for planting. Trim your basil plants back a bit to encourage new growth, and keep enjoying your basil for a long time.
Utilize all of the suggestions you can from this article. In no time, family and friends will be begging for the secrets to your culinary success.