Words matter. These are the best Sally Schneider Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
There are so many things that come into writing a recipe, and it’s really important if you’re writing for home cooks to be cooking like you are at home.
I’m a serious eater and a seriously hungry person, so I set out on that path to figure it out for myself, and of course it really resonated with other people.
This book is pointing the way into it for people that see it as daunting or a mystery. Some people just do it, but others need help with the mindset, permission almost to listen to themselves. Understanding how things work is the key.
The restaurant chefs in Spain are breaking ground, but in terms of the everyday cooking in Spain I still hear people coming back and saying they were disappointed. I think it’s because they’re expecting the chef stuff.
Salt is a preservative. It really holds flavor. For example, if you chop up some fresh herbs, or even just garlic, the salt will extract the moisture and preserve the flavor.
I had all kinds of food issues, including health concerns and weight concerns.
Using lots of fresh foods, fruits and vegetables, helps to keep the menu buoyant – I don’t know if that’s the right word, but it keeps a balance of freshness and health.
Often for hors d’oeuvres, I serve room temperature vegetables, something like that, so that the main course might be quite rich but the first course has balanced it out.
A lot of people who want to cook with less fat are surprised by that. You can cook vegetables in a little water in a covered pan and then throw the fat into the residual liquid to coat them.
To write a book about improvisation is partly a contradiction in terms. Improvisation is spontaneous. It’s in the moment.
I was aiming for the cooks that I’ve talked to by teaching an online course and by traveling, listening to people who are really busy and harried but want to be cooking.
A lot of people love the idea of improvising but are terrified of it, so I tried to make a book that was not a chef’s book about improvising but a real home cook’s book with a real home cook’s pantry, supermarket ingredients, that sort of thing.
I realized I didn’t want to be a photographer. I gave it up, but I still worked that job in the restaurant and I found myself constantly hanging out in the kitchen.
I was working in restaurants as a captain and as a waiter.
That being said, I often write into recipes techniques I learned in the restaurant kitchen. There are ways of organizing your prep and so on that are immensely useful. Those are woven into all the recipes I do.