Tips And Secrets From Cooking Experts And More Use your own stock for more flavorful food. If you cook large quantities, you could store the leftovers in resealable bags inside your freezer. Then when you make a soup or other dish that calls for stock, you always have some right at your fingertips. By making your own stock, you can be sure that it is not full of preservatives. Finish your prep work in advance. The wise cook prepares as much as possible before starting to cook. Trying to prepare a meal without handling the preparation beforehand can get stressful, especially if you need to finish your cooking in a set amount of time. Try to complete your preparations, so you can avoid scrambling later on. Do not throw your sauce away. This simple trick can save it. In a bowl, combine a tablespoon of cornstarch with two tablespoons of water. Slowly add to the sauce while on simmer and your sauce will gradually thicken. To keep from over-thickening the sauce, stir it constantly and add the starch mixture gradually. For crispier French fries, let raw potatoes stand for 30 minutes in a cold pot of water. The potatoes need to soak because the fibers will be reinforced through the cold fluids which in turn makes them fry better. They can handle the heat and not break apart completely. When the insides of fresh fruits are exposed to air, they tend to turn brown. Bananas, pears, peaches, avocados and apples are some of the fruits that brown when sliced. Using lemon mixed with salt water is the common way to stop this, but pineapple juice does a better job overall. Do not soak the fruit completely. Your spices should be stored in a cool place that is free of light. When they are stored in the sun, they lose shelf life because of exposure. Keep spices fresh by storing them away from light and humidity. You'll taste the difference in your dishes. When you are grilling burgers, they sometimes lose their shape when they stick to your grill and become hard to remove. The way to prevent this is to coat the grill with some vegetable oil prior to putting any food on the grill. Do you ever feel bad for disposing of fruit with a little mold on it? Is it safe to cut around that moldy area and save the remaining fruit for consumption? Sadly, there is really no safe method for using fruit that is partially rotten. Toss it in the trash; you may not be able to see all of the areas that are affected by the mold, and if you eat any of it, you can become very ill. Apples spoil quickly if stored incorrectly. Warm air is the enemy of apples; store them in a cool area or even the refrigerator. Check your stored apples frequently, as one spoiling fruit can quickly ruin the rest in the bag if not promptly removed.
As this article has discussed, cooking is revered by many as an excellent and enjoyable hobby. However, some people don't know where to start, in terms of picking the right recipes or using the proper techniques. Follow this article's advice and you will be on your way to cooking great food. competitive eating, Fetal Bovine Serum
Published on Apr 18, 2013