February 12, 2007 10:12 AM Subscribe
Help me not be scared of my kitchen.
posted by sonofslim to food & drink (49 answers total) 28 users marked this as a favorite
I have little to no kitchen experience beyond boiling pasta. I seem to lack a lot of the common sense how-to that most cookbooks presume of their readers. This makes me extremely nervous.
For example, "brown the meat" is way too vague for my rules-loving brain. How brown? Should I break it up into pieces, and what's the optimum piece size? I know there's something with grease and a tin can, but what and why? And when I add half a chopped onion, what the hell do I do with the other half?
I took a spin through the "cooking" and "kitchen" tags and didn't spot anything relevant in the first few pages. Any recommended books, sites, etc, for basic kitchen and food know-how? I'm cooking for one (hey ladies!) if it makes a difference.