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Happy-Gourmand

Chef Martin’s Tip 4

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Read cookbooks or food magazines.

To really improve your skills, you need to be able to read a recipe and start feeling what it would taste like when it’s done. Once you have reached this level, you are half way there!

Most good cooks have an understanding of textures, colors, and mechanics of foods. Reading will make the actual cooking process much easier. The Food Network is also great, but keep notes.

Don’t get me wrong, you still need to cook to get better!

“No matter what happens in the kitchen, never apologize.”
(Julia Child, 1912-2004)


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About the Author

Kristin Peturson-Laprise is a customer experience specialist by trade, which means she is someone passionate about people having a good time. 

Her company, Wow Service Mentor, helps businesses enhance their customer experience through hands-on training, service programs, and special event coordination.

Kristin enjoys her own experiences too, and that is what she writes about in this column. She and her husband Martin Laprise (also known as Chef Martin, of The Chef Instead) love to share their passion for food and entertaining.  

Kristin says:

"Wikipedia lists a gourmand as a person who takes great pleasure in food. I have taken the concept of gourmandise, or enjoying something to the fullest, in all parts of my life. I love to grow and cook food, and I loved wine enough to become a Sommelier. I call a meal a success when I can convey that 'sense of place' from where the food has come . . . the French call that terroir, but I just call it the full experience. It might mean tasting the flavours of my own garden, or transporting everyone at the table to a faraway place, reminiscent of travels or dreams we have had."

 

E-mail Kristin at:  [email protected]

Check out her website here:  www.wowservicementor.com

 



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