Sunday, April 25, 2010

Salt, the Verb

Megan and I have found a new favorite cooking show: Secrets of a Restaurant Chef with Anne Burrell. For those of you who are Iron Chef America fans, she was Mario Batali's sous chef with the crazy blonde hair.

Despite the online hate that Anne receives about her show, "Secrets" is a great show for those of you who are bored by the basic techniques provided by most home-cooking programs. As a former instructor at the Culinary Institute of America, she clearly has experience teaching chefs, which of course Megan and I are. Plus, she's entertaining, because she simply loves cooking, and it shows.

Watch her show, and watch her salt something...anything...especially her pasta water! You will be amazed by the quantity that goes into her cooking.

Actually, better yet, watch this impromptu lesson by Gregan:


-Salting heavily, the Anne Burrell way