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Frame: French Laundry Resolutions

January 1, 2012

This year I have decided to put together a few resolutions. Not the typical “take more ‘me’ time, lose 10 pounds” promises (though neither of those would hurt), but specific cooking related goals. These came to me while languidly stirring a pot of risotto from The French Laundry Cookbook, and realizing that method really does matter. So, in no particular order:

1. I will read the recipe all the way through before starting.
2. I will take mise en place seriously. I will actually prepare all of the ingredients before I start cooking.
3. I will not start cleaning up before I am done cooking.
4. I will use the actual oil the recipe calls for, and not just substitute olive oil for everything.
5. I will learn to properly cut things. Brunoise, julienne, oblique, the whole gamut of dices and minces.

What are YOUR cooking resolutions?

French Laundry risotto with whipped cream and truffle oil

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  1. cindy! permalink
    January 5, 2012 2:21 pm

    YES!!!! Finally we will take that ninja knife skills class I have been bugging you about! We are going to be awesome at this. (And probably will require some band-aids)

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