This week’s Ask Hubby question:
Dear Mr. Entitled,
You are a culinary master as is Mrs. Entitled. I say you are a master because I am a kid and you can do more than I can do at this time. I am sure I will get better because I practice and I am a natural. I want to know which one you think is your best work, sweet or savory dishes? Also, my mom has a weird friend that says you have to be willing to taste everything you cook when you are a chef. She never became a chef but she went to school so she thinks she knows a lot. She didn’t know enough to accomplish anything so I don’t know how right she might be. What do you think? Do you really have to taste EVERYTHING? I am not eating everything. Oh and out of sweet and savory, what is the best dish you make and if you haven’t already created it on Mrs. Entitled’s blog, do it!
My best culinary work? I do savory better than I do sweet, I would say. Ironic, as I probably enjoy eating sweet more than savory, if I had a choice.
Yes, I do think that you need to taste everything that you make. It is the only way for you to get the feedback necessary to learn how much of an ingredient is too much or not enough, and how different ingredients taste and interact together. Especially if you are going to experiment, you need to taste and adjust your recipe as it evolves.
My best dish? I would have to say chicken salad. It is something that I, and Mrs. Entitled (I like that, by the way) can eat for three days straight and not get tired of it. It is a wonderful, harmonious mix of flavor and texture. It really is a great recipe that just comes together on a consistent basis. Heck, even Mrs. Entitled can make a decent chicken salad when she follows my recipe. Link to Chicken Salad Recipe.
A piece of bonus advice regarding cooking: Cook for pleasure, not for work or for obligation. The pleasure can be for yourself, if you enjoy preparing the food and or eating it, or it can be for the pleasure of a friend or loved one with whom you share the food. For me, I like to make new soup recipes, which I enjoy making and eating, and which my grandfather-in-law enjoys eating. He always tells me I should open up a soup restaurant.
Time to get cooking . . .
Disclaimer: This information is not to be considered legal or financial advice. It is for discussion purposes only.
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