5 Secrets to Help You Become A Better Cook
1. Consider The Apron
Ever put on a freshly, pressed white dress shirt and suddenly feel like you could close a half a million dollar deal? Your garb affects your mindset. Ditch the “kiss the cook” apron and try something from Utility Canvas, Cayson Designs or Stanley & Sons, you’ll feel great, look sweet and stay clean. We agree, it’s a little unnecessary but 30% of cooking is getting in the mood.
2. Smash Your Ice
1/2 Party Trick 1/2 Stress Relief, the age old Lewis Bag has been around for a century and makes perfect crushed ice. Just fill with ice and bash, you can get the mallet too but you’ll find something around your house.
3. Shave With A Peeler
Shave asparagus, carrots, cucumbers or summer squash to make effortless salads in seconds. Ask the question “Will it shave?”.
4. Brown Butter It Up
Simply drop some butter in a pan and cook until a deep brown. You can keep it in the fridge and pull it out when need be. It’s as versatile as regular butter, toast, seafood (try it on broiled oysters) or toss roasted vegetables and pasta with it.
5. Flavor Is Math
Why does fennel go with orange or beets with goat cheese? You can try to understand the backstory or like electricity, just trust it and reap the benefits. This book won the 2009 James Beard Book Award for Best Book (like the Oscars for cookbooks) and has hundreds of proven flavor combinations. Put it next to your bed or hell, in your bathroom and absorb as much as you can.
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