I’m Hannah, and as much as I enjoy cooking at home and trying new recipes, I really love eating at restaurants. I realize that it’s a luxury, but it’s one that I intentionally plan for, save up for, and get so much genuine satisfaction out of. Going out to dinner on a Friday night is one of the greatest joys after a long week of cooking dinner at home.
So, here are some of the best tips I’ve learned from restaurant menus and eating out that I’ve tried to adopt in my own home cooking.
Never underestimate the power of high-quality olive oil.
Cook with a few high-quality ingredients.
Play around with different textures.
Pay attention to the interplay of salt, heat, fat, and acid.
Give simple roast chicken a simple flavor boost.
And give salmon a super crispy skin.
Embrace the power of fancy toast.
Do the extra legwork for homemade croutons.
Don’t fear anchovies!!
And salad dressing, too.
Take cocktails to the next level with jumbo ice cubes.
And by chilling your cocktail glasses.
Roast potatoes in duck fat.
Don’t fuss with your food while it’s cooking.
A few key condiments make all the difference.
Vegetables can actually be the star of the show.
Butter makes pretty much everything better.
What’s the best tip or trick you’ve learned just by eating at restaurants or watching pro chefs cook? Tell me in the comments!