You might have enjoyed an incredible meal at a restaurant and thought to yourself; I need to recreate this, and wow my friends. Only, upon trying to recreate the dish, you come up with nothing but a pale version of what you enjoyed and it seems to be somewhat lacking in something. Once again, you’re struck by the thought that it almost seems like professional chefs wield some sort of mystical culinary magic.
This is partly true. Though, it’s not that chefs wield mysterious kitchen magic, but rather that it is common in the world of food creation to find, and keep secret, a special ingredient. Why, you’re asking? Because why would you eat out at all, if it was simple to create restaurant grade food in your own kitchen? Sneaky. [Read more…]