Mise en Place

Bench Scraper This is honestly one of my favorites tools in the kitchen. I think everyone should own a bench scraper. Use this to scoop food from your cutting instead of your knife. This also is great for baking to help transfer pie dough or to divide bread dough. And (as its namesake suggests) it’s […]

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This is my favorite part of mise en place. Is it not a necessity to become a great cook but it does make cooking more enjoyable. This part of mise en place helps me relax and focus on why I love cooking. My favorite way to create ambiance is to put music on. I love […]

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I consider myself to be a practical cook. If I don’t have to do it, I won’t. When it comes to physical mise en place I like to keep it as simple as possible. Physical mise en place is preparing all of the tangible elements in your kitchen to get you ready to cook. Four […]

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The first step of mise en place is mental preparation. I consider mental mise en place to be any type of planning and preparation before you set foot in the kitchen. Three ways to mentally prepare are to read through your recipes, make a plan, and create an equipment list. A little disclaimer before I […]

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When I was in high school I made wedding cakes for some family members. They were the most labor intensive cooking projects I had ever worked on. I gained valuable experience from making them, but it was stressful! I had no idea what I was doing and the kitchen was a mess. I didn’t take […]

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