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Fire is scary ok by Anthony Bourdain - Thu, 06 Apr 2017 23:19:01 EST ID:R8WS1Cn6 No.151652 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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I've never cooked a good meal in my life because of my shitty fear of fire. Any tips and beginer type recipies? Thank you.
Bobby Flay - Thu, 06 Apr 2017 23:26:53 EST ID:jlurRpS2 No.151653 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Grilled sandwiches, scrambled eggs, fried eggs, quiche, deviled eggs, spaghetti. All of that is pretty easy. My tip is unless you are boiling water (even then) NEVER use the stove on full heat. A tiny bit above halfway is good for most things. Also dont stress too much. It is easier than you think and alot of it is guesswork. Go get a better homes and gardens cook book. I have one from the 70's that is soo thick full of recipes ill never need another and ive yet to find a hard one
Rick Moonen - Fri, 07 Apr 2017 01:16:33 EST ID:KKLd6DUZ No.151654 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>My tip is unless you are boiling water (even then) NEVER use the stove on full heat.
This is good advice. You'll just end up burning shit if you're using the stove on full fucking blast. Just be smart about it. Don't leave shit around your burners that will catch on fire easily, don't pour grease onto burners. Common sense shit. You should be perfectly fine.

>A tiny bit above halfway is good for most things.
Very true. Sometimes even less. I rarely go above 3 or 4 when frying/scrambling eggs. But everyone's stove is different. OP will get a feel for his eventually.

Although I personally crank that shit when I'm just boiling water for, like, a bowl of oatmeal or a pack of ramen and never had a problem.
Pierre de Lune - Fri, 07 Apr 2017 02:32:50 EST ID:B7i5Vab5 No.151655 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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I'm not OP but I'm digging this advice
Paul Jullemier - Fri, 07 Apr 2017 08:29:20 EST ID:eKPRvLk9 No.151656 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Smell things! Smelling is half the taste. If you're unsure, for example, what this herb tastes like and you don't know how much to put in, then smell it, smell your food, and then try to imagine the balance based on what you can taste
Cooking is fun, not a chore! Listen to music, put on your favourite TV show, do it with a friend! You'll find if you're not in the mood for cooking, if you just force yourself to start you will end up really enjoying it and being glad you did it
Learn how to make mirepoix - it will be the base for many soups, stews, sauces :) (plus it smells fucking great)
Learn how to make soup (can provide recipe(s))!, it is very easy, healthy, variable, tasty and cheap to make, and learning how to cook soup will provide a good foundation for familiarizing yourself with and learning about cooking
Things should not in the kitchen should be not allowed to gain sentient life...
Vegetables + protein (be it meat, eggs, beans, whatever), usually with rice/potatoes/noodles/pasta/etc (though optional). This is the basis of a meal
Look up nutrition and learn about different ways of balancing your vitamin/mineral intake (not that I do this myself but really should and keep meaning to)

Bon appetit!
Jean-Baptiste Troisgros - Sat, 08 Apr 2017 13:47:00 EST ID:3hAvdb4I No.151669 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>Learn how to make soup (can provide recipe(s))!
surrender your soups
Bernard Loiseau - Sat, 08 Apr 2017 15:08:38 EST ID:RZ4Wklgr No.151671 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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here's a recipe for sun baked chicken OP. no fire, yes chicken.

Guillaume Fouquet de la Varenne - Sat, 08 Apr 2017 16:51:57 EST ID:etaq4hrt No.151676 Ignore Report Quick Reply
this is good advice. also it's good to know the role of ingredients like you touched on: starches, aromatics, herbs/spices, protein etc. don't forget fond, roux, and techniques like roasting, or braising, or broiling. and there's custards and yeast(bread and booze)...

anyway I suggest alton brown of course because when you know the mechanics you can cook all sorts of things. I also like food wishes on youtube because he shows you every step visually and his recipes seem pretty consistent and foolproof to me.
Toshiro Kandagawa - Tue, 11 Apr 2017 08:53:09 EST ID:0o0Kqgog No.151721 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Had this problem too. This shit has a lot of basic info & recipes, old af but would recommend -> https://www.amazon.com/Easy-Basics-Cooking-Sunset-Books/dp/037602237X/ref=pd_sim_14_1
Richard Leblanc - Tue, 11 Apr 2017 20:12:46 EST ID:jlurRpS2 No.151722 Ignore Report Quick Reply
This is my favorite.

2 Leeks, chop the whites and leave the green leaves long
Boil the green leaves in water and remove the leaves after 3 minutes and save the water
Add 1 chopped onion and several chopped potatoes
Add some parsley
Cook until soft
Reduce heat
Add a pint of heavy whipping cream, salt and pepper to taste

Another one is:

1 can of straw mushrooms cut in halves
1 package of portobello mushrooms sliced
1 small package white mushrooms sliced
2 cloves minced garlic
Cook all until soft
Reduce heat
Add 1 pint heavy whipping cream, salt and pepper to taste
Richard Leblanc - Tue, 11 Apr 2017 20:47:26 EST ID:jlurRpS2 No.151723 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Sorry on recipe #1 make sure you add the chopped leek stalk to the water with the onion and potato. You throw the leaves away
Pierre Cubat - Tue, 11 Apr 2017 20:50:44 EST ID:pE6HB+Kg No.151724 Ignore Report Quick Reply
raw diet or hot-plate

we have an electric stove where I live
but you should learn to make a good salad, it's not hard.

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