We all want to prepare delicious and nutritious food like great chefs, and then we spend a lot of time, resources and effort in the kitchen with regular results, one of the basic aspect of cooking like a chef is the right equipment, if you have supplies that make your life easier, you will immediately notice the difference in your food and your mood too, cooking will become an easy and pleasant activity where you also take care of your health with taste.

 

Many people can think that the most important thing to take in count when we cook is the recipes and/or the ingredients, but if you don’t have proper supplies, the process will be slow, tedious, difficult, some processes described I’m some recipes will not be achieved, and the resultant food will not be as good as it should be, a good equipment of quality will complement the knowledge about cooking and the quality ingredients to give you a nice experience and a great meal.

 

5 indispensable supplies to help you to cook like a chef

 

Some supplies are essential for our kitchens and life is wide better with them, if you want to know the difference between simply cook and cook like a professional, acquire them, you will not regret it.

 

1- Chef knife, first we are going to need good and sharpen knives, that is a basic thing for every kitchen, and among them, the star is the chef knife, it is extremely versatile and will mean a huge difference compared to a regular and generic knife not sharpened enough, a well sharpened knife can make clean cuts and we can cut food in very small pieces quickly, which saves time and effort.

 

2- Cutting board, this is a very important item, it should be made of hard wood, it is more secure than those made of plastic or glass which also can wreck your knives, but for meat, and because we don´t want to mix things we can use an acrylic cutting board easy to clean.

 

3- Measuring cups and spoons, these ones make your life in the kitchen very easy, you will love them each time you prepare a recipe that indicates all kind of measures for a delicious food, make sure your measure spoons are long and narrow enough to fit in jars, but sturdy, so they don´t bend or break.

 

4- Utensils like mixing bowls, colander, meat thermometer, vegetable peeler, kitchen tongs, carpet cleaning, you will use them for almost everything, and you will see how easy you cook and they are essential in every kitchen.

 

5- Kitchen electrical appliances, blender, can opener, electric hand mixer, food processor, once you start to use them you will not be able to live without them, in fact, there are a lot of things that you can’t make if you don’t have these useful devices.

 


 

When you are into a relationship with that special person you love, there will be a lot of magical moments between you, special occasions, anniversaries, or a wonderful time you want to create just because you love him/her, and you really need that those moments be absolutely perfect and memorable, one of the most popular and romantic occasions between a couple is a dinner.

 

Dinner, a magical occasion for love

 

Dinner is the perfect excuse for you to let go out all the romance and love you have inside and make him/her feel special, show how much you love him/her with a lovely dinner and incredible dishes, prepared carefully just for he or she.

 

You can prepare everything to create a very romantic atmosphere, use your imagination, candles, ribbons, flowers, there are many options, and you have two choices, you can prepare the dinner by yourself and surprise him/her with a delicious food already made, or both of you can prepare food together, that’s very romantic too.

 

Some romantic food for that special evening

 

Pasta is a good option, and preparing home made pasta together is a romantic activity, besides Italian food is always good for these moments, think about these recipes:

 

  • Parmesan Risotto with Roasted Shrimp, is a perfect dish to cook together, and requires wine, so you both can taste a little bit of wine while you cook and enjoy the process.
  • Spaghetti with meatballs, don’t you think this is romantic?, remember Lady and the Tramp, that film with those lovely dogs eating this, have you change your mind?
  • Tortellini, light, easy and romantic, another good Italian option.

 

Fish, salmon is classy and delicious, a great choice for your special dinner, check these recipes:

 

  • Smoked Salmon Potato Cakes with Herbed Crème Fraîche, this delicious recipe will make you both very happy in your special night.
  • Lemon-Herb Roasted Salmon with Broccoli and Tomatoes, this salmon and veggie recipe is bursting with flavors of citrus, oregano, basil, and parsley. All you need is a single pan to roast the salmon, broccoli, and tomatoes.
  • Smoked Salmon and Roasted Red Pepper Frittata, you both will love this smoked salmon frittata made with herbs de Provence, cottage cheese, roasted red peppers, and spinach.

 

Italian food, if you can’t go to Italian food, bring Italian style to your home, Italians are considered very romantic and their food is not heavy, is delicious and perfect for a lovely, romantic night with your beloved one, these 2 recipes will show you why you need to give to this food an opportunity:

 

  • Sausage Ragù over creamy polenta, an Italian dish with red wine and red sauce that you will love.
  • Italian-style chicken casserole, this casserole has all the flavours of Italy and it is perfect if you want to have a no-stress romantic evening.

Other options are, red fruits, cheese, chocolate, fondue (chocolate or cheese) and products from the sea.

As humans we are able to create, innovate and improve, we can transform a need into an opportunity, an obligation into a fun activity and the most basic things into an art, that’s what we do with our need for nutrients, people has turned the process of cooking into a wonderful profession and food into an artwork.

 

Most people know how to prepare food, but not everyone can do it as a chef, some are more skillful than others, and it is a fact, we all love a delicious food, the question then is; how to get better at cooking in order to prepare amazing, tasty and nutritious food as easy as it can be and using less time?, well if you don’t want to study the career, you can use some tips that will make you work in your kitchen fluidly preparing incredible dishes.

5 tips that will help you to be better when you cook

 

1- Practice, this is the first secret for success in everything you want to accomplish, even in the kitchen, prepare the same dishes over and over again, practice the techniques until you can do it fluidly and become an expert, you will feel yourself more confident, and the risk of incidents and/or injuries will reduce drastically.

 

2- Your feelings are important, motivation can help you to improve your skill, prepare what you like, you will be more excited cooking something that you consider delicious and cook for several persons, that will motivate you to prepare more complex dishes and you will do your best if someone else will taste your food, you also should cook dishes that look familiar, stick to your roots, it will make you feel more comfortable.

 

3- Use the right tools and equipment, there are a lot of good equipment and tools you can use to cook like a professional, and it is not a matter of style, your food´s flavor and quality will be affected according the tools and equipment used, so it worth it.

 

4- Use the best ingredients, more quality in your ingredients means more quality in your food, do it and you will feel (and taste) the difference, and always keep plenty of ingredients in your kitchen, you don’t want to run to the store to buy something just when you’re trying to prepare those special recipe for an important moment.

 

5- Organization, the best chefs have impeccable kitchens, with everything organized, they have all ingredients and tools in their proper places, easy to find and easy to store, that will make your cooking process more fluid and easy, besides that do what they do when they cook, before start with a recipe, they have all they are going to need at hand, the ingredients already selected and vegetables chopped, you will feel that is very easy and pleasant to cook in that way.

Food is one of the most basic needs of people, we need food to live, just as we need air or water for example, but we, as creative as we are, have invented pleasant ways to satisfy that need, the process of cooking has become into an art, and a profession too, chefs are always discovering innovative ways to combine flavors and ingredients to prepare delightful dishes that, beside of provide us the nutrients we require, gives us pleasure with tasty flavors and attractive presentation.

 

There are many styles of food depending of the region, procedure used when is cooked, ingredients used, etc., and we have plenty of options to choose according to our time, our budget and our mood, restaurants are everywhere and it is a great pleasure go to eat to some place nice, warm, where we can enjoy delicious food and flawless attention.

 

Restaurants, more than food

 

There are millions of restaurants, of many types and styles, for every taste and every budget, and ad you surely have seen, a restaurant is much more than food, they have their own personality, a restaurant is the place, the decoration the atmosphere, the people who works in it, the presentation, the service, the food; as you can see there are many aspects that influence us, all those aspects helps us to feel welcomed or uncomfortable when we go to eat out from home.

 

It is awesome when we go out to eat and we find a nice restaurant with delicious food, warm attention, very clean place, the perfect environmental music and the perfect price too, in the other hand it is very unpleasant when some of the aspects aforementioned doesn’t have the minimum quality to make us feel comfortable, for that reason we always look for recommendations that increase the possibility of a better experience.

 

The world’s best restaurants

 

Next you’ll find a list of the five best restaurants in the world, according to the list of World’s 50 Best Restaurants created by The World’s 50 Best Restaurants Academy, these restaurants are awarded for being the finest restaurants and offer an unique culinary experience, this year 2018 the top five of the list are:

 

Fifth: Gaggan, chef: Gaggan Anand, located in Bangkok, Thailand,  after been voted No.1 in Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants in last years, this 2018 reaches the top five in the World’s 50 Best Restaurants.

 

Fourth: Eleven Madison Park, co-owned by chef Daniel Humm and restaurateur Will Guidara, located in New York City, USA, this restaurant was in the first place the last year.

 

Third: Mirazur, chef: Mauro Colagreco, located in Menton, France.

 

Second: El Cellar de Can Roca, owned by the Roca brothers; Joan, the chef, Josep, the sommelier, and Jordi, the pastry chef, located in Girona Spain.

 

First: Osteria Francescana, chef: Massimo Bottura, located in Modena, Italy.