Monday, June 29, 2009

Five Restaurant Food Preparation Tips to Use At Home

By Malcolm J. Richmond

The majority of us love having fresh food prepared for us in a special way by someone who is talented in this field when we dine out at a restaurant. Nonetheless, as well as being a little on the expensive side, does being rushed through your meal because the restaurant needs your table for the next diners or having your meal interrupted by waiters or waitresses spoil the occasion slightly? If so, do you know that it's possible to enjoy just as good a dining experience in your own home? Well, it is and here are five tips to turn your kitchen into a kitchen of delight.

Tip 1 - Label It It will help you immensely if you ensure everything in your kitchen is properly labeled. We have all taken things from the refrigerator in the past and not really been too sure of exactly what they were. In particular, spice labels need to be replaced as they wear off because if you are unfamiliar with the various smells of spices you could end up ruining a dish by putting the wrong ingredients in it.

Tip 2 - Be Clean and Safe The finest restaurants always have extremely clean kitchens. Take for example, one of Gordon Ramsey's - you would never his kitchen in a state of chaos. The kitchen is where you are going to prepare the food you and your friends and family are to eat so make sure it's clean and safe and the chances of food contamination will be considerably reduced.

A Place for Everything and Everything in its Place Just as in a restaurant kitchen you should keep raw food away from cooked food. Both these foodstuffs have their own place and this is another way of ensuring that food doesn't get contaminated.

Tip 4 - Make Sure Your Foodstuffs Are Fresh You will never find real chefs using packaged or pre-prepared foods. Only the best fresh produce will do, right down to the herbs and spices in their kitchens. With fresh food you will be able to produce flavorsome dishes to tickle your taste buds at the same time as giving your body the necessary nourishment it requires.

Tip Five: Be Creative With a clean kitchen and fresh ingredients don't be afraid to experiment with recipes. Try new food combinations. When you walk into a fine dining kitchen you aren't going to see any cook books or recipe cards lying about. Be creative, mix what sounds good. You may find that you are the best chef you know.

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