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Food can be described in a wide variety of ways. Read on to accomplish these things and more with food you prepare yourself.

Try going to a library or buying a cook book if you are wanting to cook different foods. Cooking might take a while to master, as it requires perfecting certain techniques.

TIP! Keep all dried spices in a dark space that stays room temperature. Humidity, light and heat can cause your spices and herbs to lose their flavor.

Your spices should be stored in a cool place that is free of light. If you leave them out somewhere, you will expose them to light, wetness, and heat, and it could ruin them. When spices are stored in an adequately dark and cool area, they tend to retain their taste and shelf life for greater periods of time. These fresh spices will help add flavor to your meals, making them tastier!

Do not throw away the product of your hard work. Mix together 1 tablespoon cornstarch and 2 tablespoons of water. Stir this solution into the thin sauce to thicken it. Keep stirring your sauce and add the corn starch little by little.

Boiling vegetables is a cooking process that decreases valuable nutrients in them. To preserve their nutrition, choose to cook foods in quick methods like steaming, sauteing or even just eating them raw.

TIP! When you are baking pastry crusts, try increasing the cooking time a bit. The crust should have a nice golden color to be fully cooked.

If you are cooking for an important occasion, you should choose something you have done successfully before. Do not attempt to whip up a new dish or use an ingredient you have never used before. Cooking will become less stressful.

It is a good practice to place cut potatoes in a bath of cold water for about half and hour, before frying in order to get crispy fries. Allowing the sliced potatoes to soak up more cold fluids helps to reinforce the fibers that are in the vegetable, that way when they are deep fried, they are better able to stand up to the heat and won’t completely break down.

This seasoning works well on non-meat foods, too. Sprinkle the seasoning on top of roasted pumpkin seeds and make a tasty snack, or sprinkle it on scrambled eggs. No one will know how you made that tasty food!

TIP! A little-known tip for cooking with oil is to introduce it into the pan from the side; this will allow the oil to heat on its way down. This will enhance the flavors of the food when you’re done cooking.

When you put flour or other baking needs away, put them in a vacuum seal holder. This is a good way to keep your food fresh and protect it from bacteria and bugs. These containers can be bought at almost any store and are totally worth it!

Wooden skewers should be soaked in plain water before each use for an absolute minimum of thirty minutes. Being soaked in the water prevents them from getting burned when exposed to the cooking heat. To prevent food from falling from the skewers, use two parallel skewers rather than just one.

Try adding a bit of seasoning every few minutes, rather than just adding all the seasoning to your dish at the start. Then the foods absorb the seasonings rather than being caked with them.

TIP! Do you ever feel bad for disposing of fruit with a little mold on it? You may have wondered whether you should just cut out the part that had mold and use the rest. Unfortunately, there isn’t any way to salvage fruit that has begun to rot.

If you are about to serve salad to multiple guests, serve the dressing separately instead of putting it directly on the salad. People vary in the amount of dressing they like on their salad, so it is helpful to let them do this on their own. Make sure you have a selection to choose from.

If it seems overwhelming to cook the family dinner, prepare some of the ingredients the evening before. The night before the big day, prepare a sauce, marinate meat or chopping up and measuring out vegetables and herbs. When the time comes for you to put together the meal, it will be less stressful.

The awesome power of good food should not be underestimated. Using the skills you have just learned will allow you to impress your friends and family.

Bubbly Chef author

I'm Hayley. I'm the bubbly chef because food is always a celebration! I love wine, holidays and tasty food. It's so much fun to get together with friends over good food & drink. Whether it be at home or out on the town, you'll find me taking notes in the kitchen!