Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Tips from Sherry Page

  • Cutting onions: Slice in half and then place flat side of each half on cutting board so onions don't slip
  • Cooking garlic: take out the bitter inside green stem
  • Cheese: take out of the fridge before serving for more flavor
  • Organic berries: don't wash them; you'll dilute the flavor, and especially not before refrigerating because they will mold
  • Brush mushrooms instead of washing them to preserve the flavor
  • Need to take stem out of shitaki mushrooms
  • European-style butter has more fat, flavor, and is able to withstand higher temperatures
  • Toasting almonds: put in microwave until they pop
  • Get garlic smell off hands: rub against stainless steel under lukewarm water