Tonight, is an important night, when you will have everyone over for dinner. If you are cooking, you know exactly what you need, in order to make this meal a perfect one. There are things in a kitchen that are staples, without which you could never live, and there are others that come and go. However, both need to be of the highest quality. Here is a quick list of what you require, in order to prepare and place meals on the table, of which you will always be proud.
From Preparation to Presentation
These are the two most important moments, when you are serving dinner at your place, for friends and family. Preparation is what will ensure the basic quality of the meal. You can be the best chef in the world, if you don’t use only fresh ingredients, your meal will never create amazement to your guests’ palates. So, the food coming into the kitchen, is the very first element that you require, in your quest for a perfect meal.
Let’s skip the cooking and focus on it afterwards. Because the second most important element, is presentation. If a meal doesn’t look enticing on the plate, you have already lost part of your appetite. If you have ever watched a cooking show, you will know that many chefs don’t end-up winning the contest, because they don’t know how to dress a plate well enough. Don’t make that mistake. And make sure you choose the plates that will go along with the meal you serve as well. At home, always keep a high-quality ceramic French dinnerware like one from the brand Revol. Their elegance will help any meal look better, even before you position the food on them.
This Thing called Cooking
A great cook will be able to prepare a good meal, just about anywhere, but the truth is, we all depend on the main tools that we have in the kitchen, which starts with the refrigerator. Too often we take it for granted. As long as it keeps the food cold, we are happy it is there. But refrigerators of basic quality don’t tend to be stable and it is difficult to find the right temperature setting (usually from 1 to 5). If the food isn’t stored at the right degree, you can forget about preparing the perfect dinner.
But the thing that cooks depend upon the most, is the oven. Anyone who has ever had to bake in different ones, knows that it takes a while to get used to a new one. You have to understand the amount of time needed, which differs from one to another, in order to prepare the exact same meal. Too many ovens don’t bake uniformly. If that is the case with yours, no matter how new it might be, you will need to change it as soon as possible, if you want to impress your guests, or even more simply, to just be satisfied with your own cuisine.
To all these, you will need to add great cooking instruments. From pots and pans, to the most basic tools such as a wooden spoon, everything counts in fine cuisine. But these are more important to each chef on a personal level, as the key is to know your tools well, so that you get the most out of each one.
Now, you are ready to throw a dinner to be remembered for ages. Hopefully, you have some sous-chef to help you out!
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