How do I level up in Cooking?
October 11, 2013 2:13 PM Subscribe
I am a moderately skilled cook, I rarely make mistakes or destroy meals and there are few dishes I do really well ( mostly roast related). I know my around around knives, understand the basic chemistry and flavor profiles going on, and can keep a large amount of things going at different speeds and heat until everything is ready. Since I've come into some free time, I'd like to up my game, go from moderate to skilled home-cooking of weekday staples to more difficult, labor intense, fussy, and visually appealing cooking. How do I go from " Beef daub served with fresh bread" to "slices of brandy soaked pears and quince elegantly arranged around applewood smoked tenderloin in a lavender sauce."? What should I be looking at, reading, listening to, and practicing?
posted by The Whelk to food & drink (25 answers total) 94 users marked this as a favorite
Caveat: not a fan of seafood in general, and with the exception of Yorkshire Pudding, I don't really bake nor do I have any real desire to learn. Assume I have access to everything.