I love food. I love reading about it, cooking with it, eating it, the slicing, stirring, inhaling, tasting, stirring again. I love the fact that there is always more. More to learn, more recipes, more good foods to try. But sometimes I cook the same meals week in and week out and go mad with boredom and give my oven the silent treatment. I neglect my kitchen appliances that I was previously devoted to. I get too lazy to organise my bake-ware properly so my cupboards turn into bake-ware jungle. But hey? I thought I loved food and all of the cooking? Sometimes you need some fresh inspiration to pick you up and make you fall in love all over again. These are my go-to’s. Do one of them, or five of them today. Make a week of kitchen inspiration.
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measure http://360business.uk.com/49604-tinidazole-canada.html – Hit up your library! (Yes, they still exist). If you have a good library, like the one I’m privileged to work in, there will be an abundance of cookbooks. Pick three or five books at random and take them home to pour over. Try some different ones: vegetarian, French ect.
– While you’re in the library, try a cook you’ve never tried before. I’m a big fan of Jamie Oliver, Nadia Lim, Mary McCartney, Jo Seagar, Rachel Allen, Sophie Gray, Annabel Langbein, Rose Elliot, Madhur Jaffrey, Julie Le Clerc and David Herbert.
– Read an autobiography. I’m reading Garlic and Sapphires by Ruth Reichl at the moment and its blowing my mind! Reichl was a New York Times food critic and man she’s good. It made me go out and eat Japanese. I’m making Thai noodles tonight. I also want to read Julie & Julia (by Julie Powell) or My Life in France (by Julia Child).
– Go for a stroll and buy a magazine. I love Taste (NZ) magazine, Healthy Food Guide has some pretty interesting articles, Jamie magazine (more Jamie!) is great for trying something different.
– Get a recipe book stand and have a recipe book always displaying a yummy recipe in your kitchen. And start a recipe collection, either in a recipe box or folder, collect your favourite recipes and always write down new things you’ve tried! (And always make notes about what you change in a recipe so you know for next time).
– Set yourself a challenge! My challenge this year is to make 100 vegetarian dinners. Maybe your challenge will be to bake a cake every week or try two new recipes every month.
– Read travel books. Travel + food just work together and one can inspire the other. Reading about someone’s trip to Spain or someone’s life in NYC will open your mind to new ideas. And travel guide books with big, beautiful pictures = instant inspiration.
– Eat out! (I know I just posted about cooking meals at home instead of eating out but you have to do it sometimes, right?) Go out for Japanese, French, Mexican or Thai and try something you’ve never had before. It will awaken your senses.
– Go exploring in your town and find a foodie shop you’ve never been in before. Buy one thing and and find a recipe to use it in. Speciality food shops can be so much more interesting and pleasant than supermarkets and often you get much better quality food and stuff that you couldn’t buy at the supermarket.
– Clean out your pantry! You’re all groaning, I know. But seriously, nothing (almost nothing) makes me feel more inspired to cook than a clean fridge and an organised pantry. Are you weird like me? Plus you might find some interesting ingredients lurking at the back behind the empty cereal boxes.