Posts Tagged ‘gastronomy’
Cooking is an international pastime. People all over the globe spend time perfecting their favorite regional dishes and sharing the recipes with their friends and family abroad. Thanks to the internet, we’re even more connected with each other than we ever have been. It’s always interesting to look at a cooking site from a different country and examine all of the differences between “their” recipes and “ours.”
I”m a big lover of all foods fried. Whether we’re talking donuts, chicken, or tempura, I’m always down to partake of food that’s fresh from the frier. When it comes to leftovers, however, I’m much less interested. After even just a few minutes, fried food can lose its crunch and become a disgusting, soggy mess.
I know at least one restaurant owner who will audition chefs by having them prepare an egg in front of him. There’s a lot of art to getting eggs right, and you get to know a lot about a chef by watching how they handle their eggs. The dish they choose, the dishes they use, and the quality of the dish they prepare all speak volumes about their cooking ability.
To me, stuffed chicken has always seemed incredibly fancy. Even with all of my culinary experience, there are very few dishes that surpass the elegance of a chicken dish paired with ham and cheese.
Admittedly, vacuum sealers aren’t the most common kitchen gadget. If you’re looking at this page, you probably already know exactly what you’re going to use yours for. On the off chance you don’t however, it’s worth taking a few sentences to explain the idea behind them.
Recipies often have long, storied histories that are passed down from generation to generation. Even in a contemporary sense, it’s difficult to talk about beef bourguignon without mentioning Julia Child. When it comes to food from different cultures, however, we’re often clueless.
If you want to start a debate, ask anyone in my family how to season a turkey for Thanksgiving. You’ll get a barrage of subtly different answers, each with a unique blend of delicious herbs, spices, and aromatics.
If this is your first time dabbling with British cuisine, lamb shank is the perfect dish to start with. British cuisine includes simple dishes you can prepare with as much or as little of flavor you want. Lamb shanks gives you an opportunity to explore with different spices, and fresh herbs you can find in your garden or local market.