Many people love food from different cultures, but they think they have to go to a restaurant to get it. The truth is: you can get a taste of the world in your own kitchen. Cooking may seem scary, especially if you are attempting to cook a food from an unfamiliar culture. Try simple recipes from many different cultures around the world and discover a whole new world of recipes. Before you know it, you will be taking your family on a tour of the world with your cooking. With the great recipes and cooking tips located in this article, you will be cooking like a pro in no time.
Steaming food is popular among the Chinese as well as the health conscious. Food nutrients are not lost in cooking water. High heat from the steam seals in the nutrients resulting in more tasty, tender and nutritous food.
Whatever method you use, make sure all your ingredients are fresh. Stale ingredients will never make a great tasty dish no matter how careful you go about preparing and cooking it.
Get perfectly beaten egg whites. For perfectly beaten egg whites, use a copper bowl. Copper makes the egg whites more stable and they can be whipped to a greater volume. There is an ion in copper that binds with the protein in egg whites, causing them to become more stable. If you don’t have a copper bowl, a stainless bowl will achieve the same results by adding a little cream of tartar to the eggs whites prior to beating.
If you invest in nothing else in the line of cookware, purchase a non-stick roasting pan with a removable non-stick roasting rack. Instead of wrestling with a disposable roasting pan this Thanksgiving, praying it doesn’t collapse, a decent quality roasting pan can save you time, money and heartache. Look for a deep pan with steel handles, able to hold the largest turkey or piece of meat that you would normally buy for your family, along with a roasting rack that enables you to lift the meat from the pan effortlessly. The non-stick coating will make clean-up a breeze and the pan can also be used for a large sheet cake, a pan of lasagne and so much more.
Prepare your ingredients, cookware set, and cooking utensils in advance of starting to cook. Your time spent in the kitchen will be greatly reduced, and you will have less chance for error, when you do this. Make sure you remember to get the spices you will need ready as well.
All in all, cooking out of your comfort zone is easier than you think. You have learned some great, new, cultural recipes and awesome tips on how to cook them. Your palate should be well on its way around the world, and your cooking skills richer. With these new found information, you will soon be cooking like a multicultural pro.