In the Kitchen, Sunday's Grocery, Yardbird • Aug 22, 2017
With Yardbird and RŌNIN closed this week, it’s the perfect time to test your home cooking skills! You definitely don’t have to be a chef to make an amazing meal, but it’s always nice to have some professional tips in your back pocket, especially if you’re trying to impress someone special. Check out Matt’s tips for making the best home cooked meal below:
1. Keep it simple! You don’t want to spend most of your time cleaning up – spend that time with the people you’re hosting. Whether it’s a one-pot cacio e pepe or Korean lettuce wraps, find a simple recipe that focuses on a few good quality ingredients.
2. You can never go wrong with good quality olive oil, salt, and parmesan cheese. I usually go for Arbequina extra-virgin olive oil, grey sea salt, and the best quality parmesan cheese I can find.
3. Buy the freshest vegetables you can find at the market closest to you. Support local businesses and go to your local market to find the best, in-season produce at its peak freshness.
4. Make sure there’s plenty of booze. Take that extra step and pair something with the meal you’re cooking. Don’t forget to make sure there’s something for everyone. For example, if you’re making Mexican food, serve tequila and beer.