How many times have you dreaded going into the kitchen to make breakfast, lunch, or dinner? You might need a new perspective. Cooking can be enjoyable and relaxing if you try to see it in another way. Here are a few cooking tips that are sure to get your taste buds tingling and entice your inner chef to come out.
Keep herbs and spices in a location that is cool and dark. Light, heat, and humidity will cause their flavor to weaken. Generally, ground herbs and spices stay fresh for around a year, after that they begin to lose their flavor. Spices that are whole will retain flavor longer, closer to 3-5 years. If you keep them correctly, they will last a lot longer.
Bake pie crusts a little longer than you would think they should be baked. Let the crust go beyond light tan to a deeper, golden shade. When the crust is a golden color then you know the sugar has caramalized and you will have a sweet and crispy result.
You must prep well if you want to cook a large, festive meal. Double-check to make sure you have all the necessary ingredients. Check the day before you start to cook to make sure that you have everything that you need to cook the dish you have planned. Doing so allows you to focus on the cooking itself.
Meat should always be thinly sliced and cut on the bias if you are adding it to a stir-fry. Perfectly sliced meat takes time and patience, though. Remove the meat when it is firm but before it freezes, and cut at an angle of 45 degrees against the grain.
Now that you’ve read this article, take this advice, and apply it to your meals. As soon as you get a taste, you’ll be dying to cook more. Actually, you might like it enough to make a hobby out of it, and find yourself making all sorts of new dishes. You can try cooking now!