I do most (read: all) of the cooking in our relationship, usually I cook while my SO sits at the dinner table and reads or does whatever. Usually they don't pay attention which is fine with me because I get into a zone when I'm at the cooktop and put my headphones in and turn into Gordon freakin' Ramsay. Anyways yesterday this time my spouse showed an interest in cooking & decided to watch me cook because they wanted to learn something. Cool, no problem. We were having honey glazed roasted chicken with a bunch of other stuff that's not really relevant, its just important to know that we were having the chicken.
As I usually do, I take the chicken out of its package and defrost it in the microwave (if I forgot to take it out to defrost during the day, as was the case yesterday) for 2 minutes, after the 2 minutes were up I took it out and got to work seasoning it and stuff. My partner said "oh you forgot to wash it" and I said nope I know what I'm doing. They were concerned and sai... keep reading on reddit ➡
For some reason, unbeknownst to me, my mom loves making chili, but her idea of broth is pouring in v8 tomato juice. Even worse once it is in with the rest of the ingredients she serves it immediately. Chili is my favorite food I can not do this anymore.
But anyways what is something that people do along those lines that makes a dish completely disappointing for you?
I suppose online cooking videos have helped me make good dishes and shakes for my family. I know a few good channels, but I'd love to hear some of your recommendations so I can learn to make a variety of dishes and even healthy drinks.
It seems to me that on Reddit particularly, authenticity/tradition to a dish is more important than it is to most consumers of cooking media. In addition, I'm thinking of sharing some family recipes (think african/caribbean) that may include ingredients that can be hard for the average cooking enthusiast (or) person just wanting to cook something different to find, especially if that person doesn't live in an area where these ingredients are easy to find.
So, what do you think?
Hello. I have kinda limited food to last me another week or two. The following is a list of what I have:
4 lbs frozen ground beef
3 frozen chicken breasts
2 frozen, seasoned salmon patties
A bag of cooked shrimp
Some cans of black beans and canned corn
Some cans of crushed tomatoes
A ton of white rice
A ton of potatoes (red and russet)
1/2 loaf of sourdough and 1/2 loaf of whole grain sliced bread
Spaghetti noodles and sauce (jar of Prego Garlic&Herb)
Peanut butter and jelly lol
About a dozen eggs
Some breakfast sausage links
Lunch meat (honey ham and turkey)
Some beef chorizo
A jar of salsa
A couple Roma tomatoes
2 big "trees" (? lol) of broccoli
1 head of lettuce
Some spinach leaves
1 sweet potato
A lot of shredded cheese
A bag of little cauliflowers
2 bell peppers
A bag of baby carrots
1 cucumbe... keep reading on reddit ➡
Throughout my 30-year career within the food and restaurant industry, I’ve worn many hats and been recognized as an “Iron Chef.” My restaurant empire has earned me a trio of coveted three-star reviews from the New York Times and a Michelin star. I’ve had a 44-season tenure on “Chopped,” and I’ve served as host on the Emmy-nominated talk show “The Kitchen.” But my most important job title is Dad. My wife Margaret and I are parents to three beautiful children, Madeline (12), Anna (10) and George (5).
My family and I savor the time we spend connecting and cooking in my favorite kitchen – our home's! I’m here today with Campbell’s as a part of their ‘Kids in the Kitchen' platform to create new dinnertime rituals that engage the whole family by getting parents and kids cooking and enjoying meals together.
Let’s chat general cooking tips, how to cook with children of all ages, shortcuts to creamy at-home winter meals, and how to create more quality time with your kids by cooking kid-frie... keep reading on reddit ➡
Today I cut up a ribeye and put it in a stir fry with some old eggplant. It was hella good but man... I still feel bad
The production and shipping of these types of items creates a massive carbon footprint, when perfectly good second-hand varieties are available for cheap right up the street.
We usually associate thrift stores with clothing, and sure - buying second hand clothing isn't for everyone. But there are very few stains on a used whisk or wok that a long soak in a hot, soapy sink can't resolve.
When I’m cooking with meat, I find myself washing my hands a lot to avoid contamination of other foods, salt, and equipment (pepper mill, etc). How often do home or pro cooks wash their hands during prep and cooking?
Examples of when I typically wash:
Am I washing more than usual? Am I not washing enough?
Edit: so far responses sound encouraging. Wash when you touch raw meat. I don’t feel crazy anymore (maybe I should be more concerned about family home cooks and their kitchens...)
I’d buy it!
So there’s an offchance you might recognize my username: I’m the dude that’s posted weekly Chinese recipes here for the last… couple years or so. Together with my fiancé (who’s from Guangdong), we live in Shunde, China – a small city a bit south of Guangzhou on the Macau side of the delta.
I’m sure you’ve been inundated with news about the most recent coronavirus outbreak over on this side of the world – I certainly don’t want to pile on and make you any more anxious than you need to be. That’s not my goal: social media does a good enough job with that as is. It’s just that… I feel like this time’s given me some personal insights on food and cooking that I haven’t really had the chance to internalize in the past. Maybe everything I’m about to write is all obvious to you, I don’t know. But I figured I’d share regardless.
The situation we’ve found ourselves in
See, for the past two weeks or so, the city we live has more or less… shut down. People don’t go outside unless they have... keep reading on reddit ➡
You can get as many as you want to make a big one or have one on each rack.
I did this years ago and love them. I believe that I get better performance and more even cooking from my oven since they act like heat sinks when I'm baking and roasting everything else too. I'll take a couple out to create gaps inbetween just so they don't block too much airflow though.
Hi, my name is Hiroshi, a 28-year-old guy, living Tokyo. I got many offers to make a video to show how to make Okonomiyaki, and finally created it!
Okonomiyaki is a savory Japanese style pancake and it’s mostly divided into two styles: Osaka style and Hiroshima style.
The Osaka style uses a variety of ingredients, including shredded cabbage, flour and eggs. They are all mixed up and cook them all together. In the Hiroshima-style, on the other hand, ingredients are loaded on the flour mixture.
I personally prefer the Hiroshima style to the Osaka one even though I originally come from Osaka. Please just try it out! It’s easy and healthy.
Does anyone have any gimmicky cooking items that they actually like?
Someone got me a Betty Crocker Pizza Maker Plus and I actually prefer it to making pizza in the oven. I also have a Dash Rapid Egg Cooker that I love and this weird hair clip looking thing that I use when I cut my tomatoes.
My wife showed me this and I could not stop laughing so I need the world to watch it with me
I know there are many cases where the time/money investment just isn't worth it. For instance I've read, depending on what you're doing with it, pasta isn't always best homemade. Ravioli is awesome homemade, but that doesn't mean homemade spaghetti noodles are "worth it", etc.
To add a little more context, I'm an intermediate cook who is excited to delve deeper into the hobby. I like learning and would like to build a solid knowledge base, and part of that is knowing what and when it's worth the effort. I'm doing a TON of meal prep this year (cooking for more than myself), and I want to make the best meals possible, along with when I'm cooking day of.
I should add that generally* speaking, I'm especially interested in making foods that are both better tasting than store bought and simultaneously financially advantageous. It feels awesome to make badass bread that is also cheaper than store bought. There's just something satisfying about it.
Feel free to share your advice r... keep reading on reddit ➡
My husband and I have been together 13 years, married almost 9. He works entirely from home except for 2-3 days a month. I work in an office 3 days a week and from home 2 days a week. The mornings I go the office are hectic, because I speak and pitch a lot at work and have to look well groomed and dressed every day. We have a three year old daughter. On days I go to the office, he gets our daughter ready, takes her to daycare, and picks her up EOD. On my work from home days, I do the same. We switch off on bathing and putting our daughter to bed at night. We switch off on other chores. Most of the time, we are pretty happy with the “division of labor.”
However, when it comes to dinner, he is completely helpless and useless. I do all the grocery shopping, meal planning, and most of the dinner cooking (like 95-99% of the time, dinner is cooked by me). The rare times that he cooks dinner without being asked, it’s usually a disaster (overcooked veggies, burnt meat) and he ends up totally... keep reading on reddit ➡
So context: my wife and I live in a small apartment, no kids. We both work long hours and typically eat dinner between 9 and 10pm on average. I’ve made it pretty clear that I don’t like eating late dinners. However she likes to cook and will often spend over and hour cooking some complicated dinner when we could easily just do something simple in like 25-30 mins. Also while she is the “head chef” of the house I’m always there in our tiny kitchen helping with the meal prep and whatnot. But when it’s time to do that dishes, that is 100% me doing it solo.
So am I the asshole for just wanting to cook a fucking bowl of pasta or something that doesn’t required 47 dishes and over an hour?
We all have one (or more).
Here's a classic of mine. I decided to make homemade pizza for my then-teenaged daughter. It was a spur of the moment decision, but I had all the ingredients, including homemade sauce and grated mozzarella in the freezer.
We assembled the pizza together, topping our creation with sauteed veggies and sprinkling on cheese from the unmarked Ziploc freezer bag.
The time went off but the cheese wasn't melted yet.
I gave it more time. Still not melted. Strange. The crust was getting pretty brown, so I stuck the pizza under the broiler. Nothing.
We were quite hungry, so we pulled it out of the oven. She took a bite, looked at me in astonishment and blurted out: "POTATOES!".
The unmarked bag contained shredded potatoes, which looks quite a bit like mozzarella.
We were still laughing so hard that we were crying when the pizza delivery guy arrived...
I label my bags now.
Basic kidnapping and escape movie, but what stood out is the kidnapper has dinner with his parents. He talks and argues with them, only his parents are fully frozen and he keeps them in a walk in fridge when he's done with them. Kidnapper was a trucker I believe and he has a dog, which he buys dog food for. He doesn't buy any food for himself just kidnaps a girl to cook for him and be his next meal.
This is the first time I’ve truly felt sad and not motivated because of the weather. It’s been grey for basically a week and a half straight, I’m freelancing right out of college and shit is confusing, and it feels like everything is just on loop.
Thankfully I have cooking and baking to give me some sort of purpose...I know it sounds dramatic. But just knowing that I can cook for others and they’ll—hopefully—enjoy it is really cheering me up.
I’ve spent a lot of free time after work these days trying new recipes and stuff. Helps a lot. I’m sure there are others who use cooking as an outlet and I hope you’re doing well.
Cook on, my friends.
Hey everyone! Just wanted to say I have my food preparation exam tomorrow. It’s 3 hours and I have to cook 3 dishes - I’m doing a plaited bread loaf, carbonara and savoury choux buns with a creamy mushroom filling. It’s worth 35% of my grade.
Collect your recipes and ask questions about cooking in this thread!
(Separate posts are ofcourse still allowed, this is just a hub :) )
The only gadget I currently own is a blender. And I have a cast iron pan. That's it. Everything else are standard kitchen utensils.
I've always been attracted to styles that are classic (not overtly "fashionable," if that makes sense?), effortless, and laid back. In addition to her cooking videos being super fun, my admiration of her style is part of what draws me to her videos. I also love her minimalist accessories.
All I ever used it for in my life was to slide down the slides at the playground faster as a kid. What on earth is the actual intended use for wax paper?
Every culture in the world has their own unique cooking style, but I haven’t found a lot of stuff on native North American cooking online despite my searching. Does anyone here have any experience with native North American food? What styles of cooking are used, and what things are cooked? Obviously things vary with tribes and locations, but I am curious about all of it.
Cannot believe I didn't know about this recipe until YouTube suggested a 4min video of it. I will NEVER make scrambled eggs another way and I cannot begin to FATHOM ordering scrambled eggs from regular breakfast places again lol. It is literally egg perfection. Why doesn't every single chef cook them this way?? Insanity. Makes me want to start an egg truck haha. I even used sour cream instead of crème fraîche and it was still flawless. Anyway, my life has changed forever. 2020 is gonna be a good year.
Recipe Link: https://www.gordonramsayrestaurants.com/recipes/scrambled-eggs/
I feel like failing badly. Even though I am self teaching and trying to.
As with cooking, I have learned few tricks specially with baking. Still my recipes are incomplete and I dont prefer my own cooking... keep reading on reddit ➡
My grandmother minced an entire head of garlic using a paring knife. It took her 20 minutes.
My mother really over-whipped the whipping cream.
Also, my pie was underdone 😵 whoops! Nobody complained, and the whole dang thing got eaten, but I definitely noticed.
Edit: AND! My dad mixed his red wine with Zevia (soda) 😱
For me it's rinsed and freshly torn Italian parsley
(next week we're turning into a gardening subreddit, stay tuned)
I pan seared and oven roasted some chicken with a side of roasted asparagus on Wednesday. I had fans running with my porch door open to help ventilate. I came home Thursday evening and it still smelled like chicken. This morning it still smells like chicken. it doesn't help that my kitchen is tucked into a corner of my apartment with no immediate ventilation either.
So what's the best way to get rid of these smells?