Mastering an assortment of cooking techniques is a key to becoming a great chef, whether you’re an amateur cooking at home or a professional aspiring to earn a Michelin star. By understanding the various ways to prepare and cook food, cooks can work with a variety of ingredients and kitchen equipment en route to creating delicious meals.
Cooking comes down to three basic methods: dry heat, moist heat and combination cooking. Here’s a look at some popular ways to cook a meal.
• Broiling: Broiling involves cooking food directly below dry heat. It produces a crispy, crunchy outer layer on the food.
• Roasting: Another dry heat cooking method, roasting involves cooking food in an oven at high temperatures. Roasting is best for large cuts of meat or poultry that are tender and have internal or surface fats to keep them moist.
• Grilling: Dry heat comes from the