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The Secret to Good Recipes

  • By Francesca Rilotelli
  • Published 04/27/2012

Many people love to cook, and in recent years, the joy of cooking is something that has been discovered by millions of people, allowing them to create food beyond simple dishes to quite complicated and enjoyable fusions of food and flavours. One of the most challenging parts of cooking can be finding the right recipes to use in order to inspire your mind and give your taste buds a real treat.

Good recipes aren’t just about combining ingredients, but about combining different flavours and taste sensations in food, creating something either from scratch or from a pre-existing dish that delights on the dinner table.

Recipes come in many different types, and are easily as varied as there are different food types available. Even a simple recipe such as a soup or stew can actually provide a great deal of complexity: not in terms of being difficult to cook but in terms of the variety available. A stew can be made with meat and vegetables, or even just with vegetables, and what vegetables you may wish to use is likely to depend on where you are in the world, and therefore what seasonal vegetables are available, and if cooking with meat what vegetables and stock are most appropriate for the occasion.

Most recipes will begin with one or two food types that are at the centre of the creation – for example the importance of rice in a risotto, rice or noodles in a stir fry, or spices in a curry, as well as whether the recipe requires a particular type of meat or vegetable to make it work successful.

What you cook may also be determined by what you have in your cupboard or freezer. For example, if you have pasta that you are looking to use in a recipe, fresh fish or lamb chops. Whatever it is that you have, there are bound to be recipes available that you can use in their entirety or that you can alter to suit what you have in front of you, and to help you to create delicious meals from scratch.

About the Author : Francesca Rilotelli is a writer and fan of good recipes.



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