Among all the news articles today about New Year’s resolutions is a great one from Sarah Grey at Serious Eats. One of her suggestions for 2015: master a new cooking technique.
“Whether you choose to learn baking bread, homebrewing beer, a butchery method (like breaking down chicken or carving a whole fish), a preservation technique (like smoking meats, canning fruit, or pickling vegetables), or a flashy skill like stretching pizza dough or making noodles Lanzhou-style, constant practice will allow you to understand the nuances. If the dough’s too sticky or the fish isn’t fresh, you’ll know it right away. You’ll get the little things right.”