5. Eat Like a Local
When traveling, it is common to ask locals where the best places to eat are. Asking them what to eat can be a little more intimidating. You never know what you are going to be faced with, but I can guarantee that you will find new interesting flavors you’ve never had before.
4. Make Your Own Charcuterie
Bacon, sausage, ham and delicious pancetta may taste like magical food of the culinary gods, but making cured meats is easier than you might expect. Try your hand at it and we promise you and your family will never want to buy store charcuterie again!
3. Learn the “Mother” Sauces
You may not want to smother anything but pasta in sauce, but learning to make these five mother sauces will make you look like a culinary genius. Learning to make a bechamel, hollandaise, tomato, veloute, and espagnole will allow you to elevate any dish with a rich, delicious sauce.
2. Learn How to Use a Knife Properly
The knife is one of, if not the most, essential tools of the culinary trade. Slicing and dicing vegetables in seconds are impressive and require specific techniques to keep from slicing open your hand instead of the apple on the board. For a lot of reasons it is important to learn and master using a knife properly.
1. Spend Over $1,000 On a Meal For 2
This may be a difficult tip to follow, but with solid research and a little courage you could have a small tasty vacation. Wait for this culinary venture until you are somewhere like New York City where excellent cooking levels make it a safe investment. Still, be sure to do your research first!
Every man needs these skills and confidence to not only make a great meal for himself, but friends, family (especially wives and girlfriends) will be seriously impressed with your ability.