Cooking is huge news at the moment. You only have to look at the number of television programmes about cooking to see how hot it is. People love watching other people cook and then trying it for themselves.
In the UK, if top chefs such as Delia Smith or Jamie Oliver use an unusual ingredient or gadget in their recipes, you can be sure that the supermarkets will have sold out of it by the next day.
As well as cookery shows on TV, social media is also having a huge impact on cooking trends. People like to see videos and photographs of beautiful-looking meals, and there are millions of examples on YouTube and Instagram of amazing food that almost looks too good to eat.
“Dining has reached its Instagram era, when a camera is as central to the experience as a fork, and anyone with a decent eye is making magazine-quality photos of food;” according to Wired.
Chefs are now as concerned with plating up their dishes as they are in creating them. The look and presentation are as important as the ingredients you use, it seems. That is why places like Italian Restaurant Dublin businesses use fresh ingredients they grow and cook every meal from scratch creating amazing pizzas, pastas and more. To find out more about what the italian restaurants in dublin offer check out there site.
Presentation Is the Key to Good-Looking Food
This trend for photogenic food is making its way into home-cooking too. It doesn’t mean you have to be a great chef ,but you’ll need to think about your presentation. Buy the best food you can afford, and think creatively by adding swirls of sauce or pretty garnishes such as edible flowers.
As well as creating beautiful dishes, you will also need to make sure your utensils are picture-perfect as well.
Your dinner table needs to look superb, with pristine tablecloths, decorations such as flowers or candles, gleaming wine glasses, spotless cutlery and possibly even a theme.
Invest Wisely in Pans and Knives
Get the best utensils you can afford. After all, you are going to use kitchenware more than once, so it pays to invest wisely. According to Daily Finance, there are seven things worth paying more for, and these include kitchen tools. Its advice is that: “Thin pots and dull knives will have you running to the takeout line rather than cooking at home”.
If you don’t know where to start looking for quality products such as pots or kitchen knives, you can search online.
You will need several pans for different uses, such as a skillet for frying, enamelled Dutch oven for soups, stews and pot roasts, a wok for stir-frying and a stock pot for making large amounts of food for freezing or for dinner parties.
You’ll also need to spend money on a range of kitchen knives, such as a classic chef’s knife, a paring knife, a bread knife and a collection of steak knives.
Investing wisely in your kitchen utensils could save money in the long run, as they will last for many years to come.