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This is a rebroadcast of our Thanksgiving cooking episode. Enjoy and have a great Thanksgiving.
How to cook better is the main topic of the week. First, though I want to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving. If you are listening to this I am very grateful to you.
In this episode, Mike and I give our knowledge on how to cook better. Though neither of us are professional chefs we are both accomplished home cooks. We share with you some of the techniques that allow us to make great food.
We talk about cooking at the right temperature. Do not get a skillet scorching hot for eggs. Some food tastes much better when cooked at lower temperatures. The opposite is true with a good steak. Having the skillet blazing hot to ensure a proper sear is best.
We talk about how using acid ( Not the fun kind, sorry) can improve flavors. Using an acid, like vinegar or lemon juice when cooking does a lot to make the flavors pop. I always splash any vegetables I’m cooking with some vinegar. You will begin to notice when a dish could have used acid in the future. Also watching Food Network competition shows will make more sense now.
Once again Mike shares his way of cooking a turkey. I will admit that Mike makes the best turkey. Sorry, Momma. His turkeys are always so moist and flavorful. No need to drown your turkey in gravy.