Monday, October 10, 2016

14 Essential Cooking Guides The Pros Use

I hate finding a recipe that looks amazing, only to find that the measurement units are not what I'm used to working with. Ninety six grams?! How many cups is that?? Or what about when you're halfing or doubling a recipe? The math puts me in a bad mood. Or what about cooking meat? I want this roast cooked to medium rare, but what temperature is that again? Wouldn't it be nice to have a quick and easy-to-read guide to reference, rather than having to text the cook in your family, or search the unending depths of Google? You're in luck. We've complied a handy list of essential cooking guides that everyone who wants to do more than just eat bowls of cereal every day should have. Whether you're a first time cook, or a seasoned veteran, this list is full of handy guides you'll want to have. 

1. Meat temperature guide

2. Misc. measurements

3. Conversion charts

4. The ultimate cheese board

5. Hard cheese and wine pairings

Semi-hard cheese and wine pairings

Semi-soft cheese and wine pairings

Soft cheese and wine pairings

6. Spices

7. Perfect grilling chicken

8. Meat cooking

9. Substitutions

10. Stir fry - protein 

Ah, the stir fry. It's a great and delicious way to get more veggies into your diet. It's quick to whip up and is also perfect for one of those "I need to use up all of this stuff in my fridge" nights that I seem to frequently find myself in. Here is a guide to break it down for you so that you can become a stir fry connoisseur. 

Stir fry - aromatics

Stir fry - vegetables 

Stir fry - sauce

Stir fry - method

Stir fry - ending

11. Ultimate brownie

Check out the full comparison here. 

12. Ultimate muffins

Read the details for the perfect muffins. 

13. Ultimate pie crust

See the full guide!

14. Ultimate chocolate chip cookies

The entire explanation can be found here. 

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