The holidays may be over but the 2016 New Year is upon us and a chance for you to become a new and better cook! Erich is back to help you along the way with his tips for cooking fun #16-20.
Play with spices
Cumin, nutmeg, smoked salts, Chinese allspice, fresh spices – these are some of my favorites. I enjoy the unique flavors that different spices give foods. Playing with spices is part of the fun!
Try a cast iron skillet
I think flavors are better when you cook with a cast iron skillet. Try it sometime.
Use the right knife
Make sure you have the right knife for the job – you’ll save time and get better results.
Knives should be razor sharp
Sharp knives do a better job. Dull knives are actually more dangerous, so keep knives sharpened. Just be sure to warn your guests if they’re helping in the kitchen!
Wood is good
I’m a fan of wooden cutting boards – I think they provide a better, safer surface. And I prefer the feel of wooden spoons and spatulas.