5 Food Bloggers Share Their Best-Kept Cooking Secret
If you’re a whiz in the kitchen or a culinary novice, new tips and tricks to adopt in the heart of the home are always welcomed. We asked five of our favourite food bloggers to reveal their best-kept cooking secrets so we can be as impressive as them in the kitchen. Read on, race to the kitchen, and be your very own MasterChef.
“Grow your own herbs. Fresh herbs can be expensive if you’re buying them regularly, and never last long. Growing a few of your favourites (think basil, coriander or mint) on your windowsill, or in a pot on the balcony, equals an instant flavour hit and no wastage.” — Elizabeth Hewson, Moving Out, Eating In
“Use really sharp knives and get them sharpened regularly. Some cooking stores offer sharpening services—I've even seen knife sharpening offered at markets. They make chopping much easier and having a sharp knife reduces the chances of you accidentally hurting yourself as it makes slicing much easier and smoother.” — Lorraine Elliott, Not Quite Nigella
“My best cooking tip is when you are cooking a big pot of homemade stock, casserole or pasta sauce, make double and freeze the rest into equal portions in zip lock bags. It means you have lots of 'ready to go' basics in the freezer to create a hundred different meals from, and storing them in zip lock bags makes them super space-efficient so you still have lots of room for other things.” — Melanie Lionello, Naturally Nutritious
“Set aside a few hours on a weekend to bulk-cook and prep food for the whole week ahead. Think boiled eggs, poached chicken, veggie sticks, roasted pumpkin, spiralised zucchini (zoodles), and a few sweet treats like bliss balls. When you want to reach for something in a hurry during your crazy week, you’ll never be short of a nourishing meal! It saves me many precious hours and skipped meal-times.” — Sally O’Neil, The Fit Foodie.
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