Big dinners are symbolic for the holidays, especially during the Winter months. Let’s face it. There’s a direct correlation between cold weather and food. Big dinners seem to be a breeze for people raised in big households or families. Big meals, historically, have been the anchor for family gatherings. This has been the case for centuries, from the poor to the upper class, and across all nationalities. Food… it is the ultimate peace maker, right?
Well, if you come from a small household or family, maybe you didn’t grow up helping your mother or grandmother in the kitchen. So, you didn’t learn how to make Baked Mac & Cheese from scratch. Or just how to season the potato salad just right. No worries, today we’re going to give you some great resources, tips and tools that will help you look like a seasoned chef. You have a few weeks to practice your new techniques, before Christmas, so tweak it to your style and taste.
First, let’s start with a must-have cookbook, in my opinion, that will put that finger-licking, soulful taste in any dish. I suggest you order one of these cookbooks to help you get started: