Some people frown at the mere mention of the word ‘cooking’ while some readily wear their apron and jump into the kitchen before even you get a chance to finish your sentence. Cooking for family and friends is so much fun and it is a great stress buster. While there are several ways to cook, many people these days are leaning towards energy saving cooking methods.One of the methods that is catching a lot of attention globally is the induction cooking.
Induction vs. Conventional Cooking Method
When compared to a conventional cooking method which uses gas, induction cooking saves a lot of energy by transferring heat directly to the vessel. This results in almost immediate heating of the cookware and faster cooking times. About 90% of the heat is converted to useful work whereas in gas stoves only 55% of the heat is actually used up for cooking. One has to invest in quality Induction Cookware Set which usually contains Ferro-magnetic materials for this method of cooking. Look for the manufacturer’s ‘induction compatible’ label on the utensil you are planning to buy for easy identification. Induction Cookware Sets are dishwasher safe and are very easy to clean.
French up your Dinner Table with Casseroles
Casseroles, which date back to the 18th century have undergone many alterations in terms of cooking styles. Consider buying a good casserole dish preferably made of cast-iron which heats the vessel evenly and gives an excellent flavor. You might also want to buy a dual purpose dish which works both in the hob as well as the oven. Go for a vintage cast iron casserolewhich is lighter and easy to handle. Speaking of this French dish, an expert cook knows that nicely chopped onions in a Vidalia onion casserole or in a classic green bean casserole lets out its amazing flavor in proper proportions. Turning raw ingredients into a delectable meal depends on following proper chopping and dicing techniques. For this purpose, one will have to invest in good quality Chef Knives.
Cut, Chop and Dice
Add a minimum of 5 excellent Chef Knives to your kitchen arsenal. The key to proper cutting and chopping depends upon the proper weight and balance of the knife. The blade should not be heavier than the handle and vice-versa.For a long life, keep the knives off the dishwasher. Use a honing blade to realign you knife’s blade once in a while. When the knife needs sharpening, always take it to a professional.
Capturing the Amazing Flavors with Cast Iron Casserole