Gourmayeats is a symbol of my passion for cooking. I wasn’t born into a cooking inclined family; in fact it was the other way round with both my parents too busy to cook. But, I still smell the aromas of appetizing soups, casseroles, and five course meals drifting through our house during Easter, Christmas and thanksgiving; this is when my parents put their soul into cooking and this is how my journey as a cook began.
My first attempt at cooking started when I was a teenager with seasoned potatoes and green beans being my first dish (See recipe here). As a first attempt it turned out to be good and from that moment I knew I had found my calling. My journey as a cook was fraught with trials and errors, but with passion and persistence I learned to mould my own recipes to perfection and the result is Gourmayeats which includes all I learned during my culinary sojourns.
With tips, techniques and ideas for new and advanced cooks alike Gourmayeats is my expression of love for cooking. Focused on preparing gourmet foods this website is dedicated to all gourmet lovers who fancy preparing their own gourmet meals.
Gourmet cooking sounds sophisticated, expensive and time consuming, but this is a myth which is soon dispelled once you start making your own gourmet meals. There are a few basic tools you will require for making gourmet food; however, these do not have to be exorbitant and fancy for you to achieve your desired results.
Though you do not need to invest a huge amount in these utensils, each gourmet chef’s kitchen should be equipped with the following basic tools; since you can’t carve a chicken, roast a turkey, and grill a sandwich with below average knives and pans.
Most of these tools are present in almost every kitchen whose residents are into cooking. However, if you are new to the culinary world it would be wise to take into account all the items you have in your kitchen and purchase only the basics without giving in to the temptation to buying every tool in the market for your kitchen.
For chefs who like traveling and are well versed in the art of cooking there are now five star rental properties available with kitchens all set for gourmet cooking with appropriate tools. If you happen to be looking for such a residence to enjoy the local taste of your vacation destination talk to a couple real estate agents by visiting this link and ask them about the availability of such homes in their area.
Delectable meals are not limited to five star restaurants. Despite what many chefs say about the precision and time dedicated to cook gourmet foods, you can cook scrumptious gourmet meals at home without putting in too much effort. The first few days of cooking gourmet meals will be somewhat taxing but once you get used to experimenting with ingredients and blending them to produce the perfect flavour, you will be able to fix your family and yourself a gourmet dinner every day!
As a gourmet chef I have tried and tested quite a few methods of cooking and am sharing my tips of creating superb gourmet meals inspite being short of time. Here are three tips by a gourmet lover to make gourmet food in the blink of an eye.
With some planning and effort you can dish out your very own gourmet dinner every other night, without bothering to pay exorbitant bills at a high rated restaurant.
All gourmands agree the way gourmet food is presented matters. A great presentation enhances appetite and makes one want to savour the food being served. Hence, the key to gourmet cooking is not only limited to its recipes, the dish in which it is offered including creating interesting patterns with the food served itself distinguishes gourmet meals from the ordinary.
Here are a few presentation ideas to help you arrange your food in a delectable manner fit for a king.
Plates should be according to the meal portions served. Unless your guests are artistically inclined you wouldn’t want to serve a small portion on a huge plate.
The colour, pattern and shape of the plate/dish should match the food you cook. Though most chefs use white plates to create a vibrant effect with food colours, plates with interesting patterns also make a good choice.
Combine two to three colours of food to jazz it up. You can use a dark coloured sauce with roasted chicken and add some green vegetables to the plate to make it look dazzling. However, don’t overdo with the colours since no one likes a burst of rainbow on their plate.
Food shape also matters during presentation. Combine different shapes such as serving meat balls with whipped potatoes instead of steamed whole potatoes is a better choice.
Whenever serving food keep various flavours in mind. Though they are not visually apparent serving food with flavour which doesn’t blend does seem odd.
Though presentation is an integral part of gourmet cooking don’t spend too much time arranging the food lest dishes which have to be served warm become cold and your guests keep waiting for food. Hope these tips help you present great gourmet food, good luck with your cooking and bon appetite.