Back to Basics: The Essential Kitchen Skills


2013 has been a great learning year for us in as we embarked the journey in exploring the steep learning curve of the culinary world, while acquiring other skills along the way can be seen as ambitious but it is necessary.

Why? It’s because appreciating food without knowing the nitty-gritty aspect of it and how it is made is an incomplete journey to the most basic pleasure of life. However in a broader perspective, “Gastronomy isn’t just techniques or recipes. It’s agriculture, history and politics.” a citation by Carlos Petrini, the Slow Food president.

Since we are at the fringe of 2013, we should at least end it with an enjoyable read on the essential kitchen skills.


Just some highlight from the article that are worth mentioning.

“Most of us never get a crash course in how to cook or find our way around the kitchen. We learn from others: friends, parents, cooking shows, or cookbooks. That means it’s easy for there to be gaps in our knowledge, like things we really should know, have been doing wrong, or just never had to learn.

Even if you do know your way around a kitchen, odds are you’ve come across a problem or two that you just didn’t know how to tackle, or you had no idea what the right way was, so you got along the best you could. There’s nothing wrong with that—it’s how we all learn.”

We know it’s going to be boring to some, just view it as a learning material. As the saying goes “no pain, go gain”.

We are just a step away from 2014, a big “THANK YOU” for your support from us and a little reminder to all, have you buckle up your safety harness to ensure a safe ride ahead? 😛 appreciates the passion, generosity and contribution of others in the world of culinary. Therefore we wish to emphasize that many of the contents seen in our articles are sourced from the world wide web for the purpose of creating awareness only. Kudos to those who put so much effort to produce such wonderful contents. Thank you.

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