Avoid them and improve your overall cooking experience
I had a visit with TODAY yesterday, always a pleasure, especially getting to hang a little with my old friend, Al Roker, who I’m going to try to get on the podcast (season three of Food will be here soon!). The gist was “kitchen mistakes” — I’m not a huge fan of the word “mistake,” but that’s what these things are, really — and if you can avoid these four things, you can greatly improve your mood while cooking. Here they are, and you can watch the TODAY segment here.
Turning meat too often
If you want to brown meat, the ideal is to let it sit in the pan until it “releases” – which it will do when a crust forms. Like magic! So don’t turn meat until that point, and it will brown perfectly.
We produce reported pieces, profiles, interviews, and rants about what’s broken in the food world (there’s a lot) and how to change things for the better. People sometimes tell me to just keep politics out of it. Respectfully: No. Food is political. We can’t and won’t ignore that.