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How to Become a Master Home Chef: 5 Top Tips

30th March 2020

Are you someone who truly enjoys spending time getting creative with their cooking? Perhaps you simply want to spruce up your skills in the kitchen? Either way, here are a few tips that will have you well on your way to becoming a master home chef and the envy of your dinner guests. 

Invest in the right kitchen equipment 

The right kitchen equipment could mean the difference between a ‘win’ and ‘lose’ when it comes to putting a delectable meal together. While you will need the basics like high-quality knives, a sturdy chopping board, etc. you should also consider investing in a range cooker. 

Buying a range cooker is just as much of an investment as buying a traditional oven. However, if you have yet to splurge on this kitchen must-have, with the need for social distancing, you might want to wait until it’s safe to visit a Topstak range cooker showroom in South Wales or the area in which you live. This is because it is much better to make the decision in terms of which style is right for you in person, rather than taking a chance and purchasing one online. 

Learn all about herbs and spices

The mark of a great cook is a dish that doesn’t require any additional seasoning upon serving. You can add lots of flavour with the help of salt and pepper; however, if you want to layer those flavours and enhance the natural taste of the food, you need to embrace the power of herbs and spices too. Certain spices are better suited to specific types of food. For instance, rosemary works wonders when used to season lamb, and you can’t go wrong with thyme and chicken. 

Don’t be afraid to experiment 

Don’t stop learning once you have perfected a few dishes. Go that extra mile and continue experimenting not only with different recipes but also different cuisines. You’re sure to discover a host of new cooking techniques, ingredients, and flavours that both you and your loved ones are sure to enjoy. 

Put some pizazz into your presentation 

Ultimately, it doesn’t matter how incredible your food tastes. If it doesn’t look appetising, you will have completely missed the mark. Perfecting presentation takes just as much effort as perfecting the cooking itself. Check out some cooking websites, as well as Pinterest, for inspiration and let your creative juices flow! 

Practice, practice, practice 

Throughout this period of social distancing and lockdown due to the spread of Covid-19 and Coronavirus, you will have plenty of time to practice your cooking skills, and perhaps even pick up some new ones along the way. Take every possible opportunity to whip up something new and delight your family members at each mealtime. You will be honing your cooking prowess, as well as passing the time in a productive manner. 

You are just a few weeks away from being able to call yourself a true master home chef. Follow these tips and spend as much time in the kitchen as you can. Bon Appetit! 

Posted by Mark at 3:42pm

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