Are you not jealous to restaurant chefs? I do, because I love cooking and I swear, I am so desperate to serve delicious foods that diners will keep on coming back.
Pretending to be a chef, at home I have a menu board in the kitchen. I have several handmade recipe book. All handwritten and ingredients were adjusted to our taste. Recipe that I personally write on the recipe books are tried and tested. And recipe that I still have to try were in a separate book. Beside the menu board, I place a pen and paper and let my husband, kids or my friends write anything about my new recipe. This is to confirm what is needed or adjusted to make it tastier. And I have recipe written on the index card also. Sometimes I ask my family to pick one index card on each categories to decide what should I cook for their meals.
I have different kinds of cutters and knife. This is for cutting and chopping fruits and vegetables to add some attractive decorations. Because beautifully served meals are inviting. Other than fanciful knives, you have to at least own a proper chef knife and know how to sharpen them. It’s so basic but you will feel so frustrated when your knife doesn’t cut properly and everything gets really slow.
Oh and don’t forget about the pots and pans. You need some basic one, but as usual no harm to have lots of them .
I always serve a set meals with a balance health benefits and calorie check. With a nice color coordination meals can always be exciting and awesome.
And of course nothing can replace my kitchen helpers, like food processor, grinder, mixer and hand-blender. They are the reasons I perfectly prepared a mouth watering and inviting meals all the time. However, you can also produce a tasty meals without your kitchen appliance. The downside is you consume a lot of time only for preparing and mixing ingredients. Like if you bake a bread, there’s no problem in mixing the dough with your hands. The tendency is you will exert too much effort in mixing to prevent lumps.
There is always an advantage and disadvantage using an electric appliances. Consider your time and money. If you want to produce an extremely tasty meals I suggest you have the important electric appliances on your kitchen. Surely everybody are hats off for your ultimate delicious dishes.