Please try and get the basics right first...

...if you want to become a great cook...

I remember exactly when I cooked my first dish ever. I was at Uni in Algiers studying Computing and lived on the campus where food was not bad at all. If it ever happened to be a little bland then a generous dash of Harissa (North African hot sauce.) would give it a welcome zing.
I spent my weekends at my brother's who lived a couple miles away.
One weekend I decided to cook my mother's Lamb and Chickpea soup.
I phoned her for the recipe, bought all the ingredients with my meagre monthly allowance and Bob's your uncle, the result was delicious!
I then graduated to more elaborate dishes such as Tagines, Coq au Vin, etc...

But I really wish I had seen this video before embarking on my catering career...




6 comments:

Caroline said...

Gosh I've never boiled water just for fun!

Trac said...

Now that's something even I can cook!
:O)

Donn said...

Why am I always the last to find out!?
I didn't know about the 3" rule D'OH!
Krimo you are a life saver.

Akelamalu said...

That's a bit like Delia Smith showing people how to boil an egg. She's gone too far now though making Shepherds Pie with a tin of stewed steak and instant mash! She ought to be ashamed of herself!

PI said...

That video is a hoot! BTW you often mention tagines and I have to admit my ignorance.
No-one will convince me that Delia is serious about her latest cuisine. She is either taking the mick or she has gone bonkers.

Hayden said...

That is absolutely hilarious! Love it!