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Looks awesome from a skim through. Decent recipes, but a ton of background information on the food science, history, and basic skills.

First up for a try is a simple shrimp dish. Basically marinate shrimp, place half a basil leaf on it, wrap in prosciutto and grill. I'll let you all know how it goes...

 

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DC learn to make an omelet .. that's your first step to mastering cooking


p s- the shrimp sounds yummy

 

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Sounds like a good book. Good luck to you.

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Lyli posted:
DC learn to make an omelet .. that's your first step to mastering cooking


p s- the shrimp sounds yummy


After the shrimp is crepes. I'll go for omlette next...

 

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crepes are not always easy even for seasoned cooks happy i wish you luck happy

 

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Not the prettiest wrapping job, but they taste pretty good. Freaking prosciutto is expensive though. Is there a domestic product that's basically the same? I figure bacon would work well, but not the same flavor...

 

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That looks good. happy

 

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crepes are not always easy even for seasoned cooks happy i wish you luck happy

 

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Not the prettiest wrapping job, but they taste pretty good. Freaking prosciutto is expensive though. Is there a domestic product that's basically the same? I figure bacon would work well, but not the same flavor...



no .. bacon is the closest you'll get

 

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Crepes were an epic fail. tongue

 

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They take a LOT of practice happy

 

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I'll try again next weekend. Just need to be a little more careful with the whole process and figure out why they were sticking so much this time...

 

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butter the pan and get it hot, not burnign smoking hot but sizzling hot.

small ladle of batter and twirl around, wait a sec, and should be time to turn over, just that fast.

 

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crepes take practice

it's not just like putting pancake batter in a hot skillet

You will get better as you keep trying.

 

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Do sauces first. Start with white sauce.

 

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Terminius_Est posted:
Do sauces first. Start with white sauce.


Way ahead of you...

 

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What is the name of your book? and what are you training to be?

 

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What is the name of your book? and what are you training to be?


I want to know too!

I picked up Julia Child's cookbooks and I've made roast chicken and omelettes now...and I'm getting pretty darned good at flipping the omelettes! But I'm always looking for good references and resources.

 

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My book is called "On Cooking" (not to be confused with "On Food and Cooking").

I'm not training to be anything in terms of he culinary world. I just wanted to get a single book with a lot of recipes and a lot of background information such as the propper to cut things, what the different cuts of meat are, how to tell if an egg is fresh. Basically just liked it because it was a culinary reference rather than a book of recipes.

Anyway, crepes round 2 tonight. Cooking them tonight so I can have them for breakfast tommorow without an enormous investment of my morning. Hopefully this one goes better, but the batter certainly looks better so I have hope...

 

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Cool I will have to take a look at it.

Thanks for sharing.

 

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how did those crepes turn out this time?

 

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The second time went better. I made a larger batch of batter (enough for about 8 or 10 tries) and came away with 2 decent crepes. I'm still having a problem with sticking; I think I'll try some clarified butter next time I get a chance...

 

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Try a better pan ... that is a huge problem when people try to make them is the pan is not suited for it

 

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Well, dropped crepes for this weekend and made a custard...



Came out well except for the cookie base.

 

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That looks very good. applause

 

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