Lessons I Learned from ‘Salt Fat Acid Heat’

If you have never heard of Samin Nosrat, she is a hilarious chef who wrote the book Salt Fat Acid Heat. This book is basically the only “textbook” you’ll ever need to cook amazing food for the rest of your life. Samin explains different cooking methods in a simple yet comprehensive way. The book alsoContinue reading “Lessons I Learned from ‘Salt Fat Acid Heat’”

homemade sourdough bread

Welcome back to another episode featuring sourdough! In my last post, we learned how to make a sourdough starter from scratch. Today we get to use that sourdough starter to make a loaf the best homemade sourdough bread ever! Sourdough bread is actually healthy for you because the sourdough starter that is made of simplyContinue reading “homemade sourdough bread”

what I learned cooking from 52 cookbooks

Over the course of the past five months, I have been gallantly slaying away at the challenge I set forth for myself: cookbook/bake/assemble/create one recipe from each of my 52 cookbooks! I started out as a terrible klutz in the kitchen on the verge of giving myself a monthly bout of food poisoning. After aContinue reading “what I learned cooking from 52 cookbooks”

the perfect omelet (attempted)

DID YOU KNOW – The perfect omelet is often used as a tool to gauge how good a chef is in the kitchen. I remember marveling at the scene in the movie 100-Foot Journey when the staunch, uptight French chef in pursuit of her next Michelin star is begrudgingly forced to test her rival restaurateur,Continue reading “the perfect omelet (attempted)”

how to cook 101 – UMAMI (sweet potato soup with chile & lemongrass)

u·ma·mi/o͞oˈmämē/Not only is it fun to say, umami is the delectable taste that gives savory food its addicting and satiating qualities. When you taste umami, it’s actually because your taste receptors pick up on the amino acids (mostly glutamate) and the nucleotides (mostly guanosine and inosine) in food. Yum… lolAccording to Becky Selengut’s book HowContinue reading “how to cook 101 – UMAMI (sweet potato soup with chile & lemongrass)”

how to cook 101 -FAT (prune almond chocolate chip cookies)

Ahh the most misunderstood taste… FAT. It is so vital not only in recipes but also to our bodies for survival. But I’m not here today to discuss the types of fat, how it affects our bodies, or how much fat we should have in our diet. There are many different types and forms ofContinue reading “how to cook 101 -FAT (prune almond chocolate chip cookies)”

how to cook 101 – BITTER

Coffee, cocktails and political debates. People are addicted to BITTER. But before talking about the importance of bitter as a taste, let’s talk about how to tone down bitterness in your delicious food. Because, let’s just be honest, bitter is a signal to our brain that something is unripe and a potential toxin. No thankContinue reading “how to cook 101 – BITTER”

how to cook 101 -ACIDITY

I have a confession… I never knew “acid” was one of the basic tastes, but it is! Acidity is an important component to balance many dishes! You know how a squeeze of a lemon over your meat or pasta seems to brighten all the flavors? That is hydrogen ions causing your taste receptor cells onContinue reading “how to cook 101 -ACIDITY”