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Thanks smee. I like to put some effort in. I live by myself, so I tend to reduce dishes and just plate up my dinner plate. The presentation thing is now kind of second nature.smee82 said:@ryanr your dishes always look pretty i can never be bothered, everything gets its own plate here so its never sexy. I never used a set recipe ive always just gone with whatever i had in the cupboard, but theres a few of yours i wouldnt mine trying.
I finally got off my backside after a year and seasoned my cast iron work and christened it with carrots with leek and chilli. Also made honey soy chicken and air fried potato gems
I tend to use recipes for inspiration, though I do often just look in the pantry and fridge, and make it up as I go. I'm getting better at knowing what will work, but like all cooks, I've created some less than average dishes.
Cast iron wok? Is it heavy? sounds like it would be heavy and hard to toss? But the heat retention would be amazing.
Thanks. Cooking isn't difficult, knowing how to cook is a great life skill to learn. And it's so much easier to learn these days with youtube. I'd say going from "being able to cook" to "being a cook" is quite a journey. I now consider myself a cook, that is, someone who can 'invent' something, with an understanding of what works. Don't get me wrong, I still do my fair-share of googling an idea before executing, but I understand enough to look at ingredients and create something.FinalFins said:I'm not a cook myself but I like to eat what other people cook.
All of you guys dishes looking really good.
I'd encourage everyone to learn how to cook some basics. Beef, chicken, fish (if you eat meat), cooking vegetables has got to be the easiest thing in the world, and making a garden salad requires no skill. Then if you've got an interest, move up to the more "exotic" stuff. Just use fresh ingredients, and you can't go wrong. I do use the occasional store bought products (e.g. frozen fries/chips, vegetables, tomato/bbq sauces, stocks etc) but I always make my own marinades, dressings now, cheaper and not full of garbage.
Haha, is there another way to cook duck? It's the only way I know (well, unless it's a curry)Sheldon13 said:You won me over at “Crispy skin duck”