If you’re a budding foodie, you no doubt spend countless hours browsing food blogs and looking for opportunities to delight your taste buds in new ways. But even if you steep yourself in the culture, you can sometimes miss obvious shortcuts and hacks.
In this post, we take a look at some of the things that every foodie needs to know, from where to source their food to getting the equipment they need to make delicious meals. Read on to learn more…
Keep It Healthy
It sounds like a strange thing to say – keep it healthy. But there’s a good reason for it. Your relationship with food can soon deteriorate to the point where your body actually starts to suffer – and that’s not what you want at all. If you aren’t nourishing yourself, you will soon need to replace your food adventure with dieting.
The good news is that you can easily keep practically everything that you want to eat healthy. Just make sure that you prepare meals from scratch and avoid anything ultra-processed. Keep it simple, elegant and natural.
Become A Master Of Substitutions
You might think that you need a pantry full of the precise ingredients called for in all your recipes, but that’s not actually true. It turns out that you can often make clever subscriptions that allow you to get the same taste sensations that you want without having to run out to the store every five minutes.
You can also make substitutions that enhance the flavour of your recipes. Using vodka instead of water in pie crusts, or adding lemon juice instead of salt, for instance, are two well-known tricks of the trade.
Set Up Subscriptions
All good foodies plan for the future. To do so, they set up subscriptions that deliver the items that they need, month after month, year after year.
With a meal kit subscription, for instance, you can get all the ingredients that you need (in the quantities you need them) delivered directly to your door. Likewise, a coffee subscription opens up the world of coffee to you like nothing else, allowing you to get hold of grinds that aren’t available at your grocer.
Become A Grilling Aficionado
Every now and then, you’ll want to grill something. Grilled meat tastes amazing and looks great on the plate too. It is super appetizing.
Be Discriminating When It Comes To Produce
As a foodie, you’ll also need to get good at selecting produce. The last thing you want is to find out that you just bought a rock-solid avocado that you can’t do anything with.
Learn how to feel fruit and veg for quality. Also, not visual signs that depict high-quality produce. Learn from your observations when things are under- or over-ripe so you can plan your meals throughout the week.
Organise Your Kitchen
Lastly, you’ll need to organise your kitchen so that it is easy to access all of the ingredients that you need. Start with a spice rack that you hang on your pantry door. Then get various containers for all your grains, pulses and dried fruit.