Easy Gourmet Dinners: Food Tips

Cooking and meal preparation is more than just following a recipe.

We need the right Tools.  We need a well-stocked Pantry.  We need to understand the Terms and Techniques.  Then we need to know what to do with that knowledge to prepare the food.

Easy Gourmet Dinners Food Tips and Kitchen Tips have the information you need.

It can be frustrating to get part way through preparing a dish and realize you don't understand the next step - whether it's an unfamiliar measurement or oven temperature.

This covers the way I do things, my opinions, philosophies, techniques, etc.   Feel free to do things your own way, disagree with me, challenge me and tell me what I've missed.  
By the way:  I assume you know enough to wash the fruits and vegetables (not mushrooms) before using - and to peel onions, garlic, shallots, etc.

Alliums:  Onions, leeks, shallots, garlic; how to clean, slice and store

Dairy Products:  The difference between Fromage Frais, Fromage Blanc and Greek Yogurt.

Eggs:  How to hard boil; how to separate; how to freeze.

Freezing:  Herbs, Tomatoes, Zucchini (Courgette), Pumpkin and Winter Squashes.

Cooking Meat:   Tips and temperatures to tell if it's done the way you want it.

Miscellaneous:  Odds and Ends: Avocado, Asparagus, Mushrooms, Olives, Peppers, Pumpkins, Potatoes, Tomatoes, Soup Bases