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Food Network Channel and Philosophy





Lessons from watching too much Food Network Channel



  • You can always add more, but remember you can't take it out later

  • Put some salt and pepper on everything. EVERYTHING.



  • Everything can taste a bit better with a little more butter

  • The oven should always be pre-heated

  • Cooking for others makes your dishes taste better. It suddenly acquires meaning. We, unlike animals, do not just eat so as not to starve. We don't eat, we feast.




  • While the presentation can change everything, taste is still king

  • Learn from other chefs

  • Never reveal your secret ingredient

  • Taste it before you serve it



  • Never use the same chopping board for raw and cooked food


  • Measure ingredients when you're just a beginner
  • Don't be afraid of adding new ingredients to give old favorites a twist

  • Make more than enough because you can always have it tomorrow again. Leftover is happiness twice over.


  • Take out the seeds when squeezing lemons

  • Add color



  • Add texture

  • Make cooking look fun even if it's hard work

Cat Cora from Iron Chef America


  • Drink a glass of wine when you eat



  • Eat what you cook

  • There's always room for dessert






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