So you run to Safeway, Publix, or whatever your local chain is and spend $100 on short ribs, fennel, mushrooms you can't even pronounce, and enough fresh herbs and greenery to reenact Jumanji only to realize that the recipe to make that fancy dish requires butchering skills and cooking techniques only professional chefs would be comfortable whipping out. What now?
Yeah, that extravagant crown rib roast, lobster soufflé mac and cheese, and crème brûlée look all sexy and fancy, but pump the brakes a bit. I would not recommend diving in to something that fancy before knowing the basics - things like cooking rice, pasta, and oatmeal, the topic of this post.
Now hear me out before you start running away to some other blog like Comfy & Comfier, A Scientist Cooks, or an equally awful named blog such as mine to find something sexier than tips on making pasta. If you nail these basics, you have the foundation to build quick and easy meals that you can make during the week, on the weekends for dates, or even big events like parties. Think of it like this - you want to introduce a three year old to Dr. Seuss before handing them a copy of the New Yorker.
So don't open another tab just yet on your browser just yet. Let's take a quick dive into making these staples.