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Follow our 10 culinary cues and you’ll be cooking up a storm for all the family this Christmas
Flimsy knives, worn utensils and unnecessary gadgets do not make for professional kitchen tools. Buy some quality knives (and blade sharpeners) and heavy duty cooking pots, such as Le Creuset cast iron casserole pots. They may set you back a little in terms of cost, but the longevity and quality you’ll get from them will be worth it in the long run.
1 INVEST IN YOUR TOOLS 2 KEEP IT SIMPLE
you can exercise precision and technique. It’s better to cook a really tasty and well-presented apple pie than to tackle a complex chocolate crème brûlée and fail.
Over-complicated recipes provide ample opportunities for culinary slip-ups. Instead, stick to easy recipes where
Purchasing fruit and vegetables in season can make a dramatic difference to their quality, and means you can rustle up some delicious seasonal dishes. For instance, leek and potato soup and winter root vegetable mash are both tasty treats that make the most of the available vegetables, and are perfect, nutritious winter-warmers.
3 BUY IN SEASON
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