All posts about The basics

In cook­ing, as in every­thing else, there are basics to know. Stocks, sauces, dif­fer­ent pas­try doughs, how to use lemon juice, how to blanch veg­eta­bles or at what tem­per­a­ture to cook meat.

The advan­tage of these basic tech­niques is that you can learn them by prac­tis­ing, and not in a scholas­tic way. You are not learn­ing a mul­ti­pli­ca­tion table or a Latin declen­sion, you have your hands in the flour or the knife on the man­go, and you sim­ply note to remem­ber, for the next time.