Monday, July 19, 2010

Garnish Food
How often do you garnish food? At home, I garnish food dishes most of the time. Garnishes can be used throughout a meal to add impact to your food choices. For example, curled cucumber spirals are a popular garnish choice for salads. Potatoes are often sprinkled with parsley or chives for added contrast. For desert, ice cream sundaes are frequently served with a maraschino cherry on top.

To cook like a professional chef, you need to understand the importance of food presentation. Nothing completes a delicious meal like appropriate garnish choices. Garnishes can be used to enhance the color of a dish, provide contrast, or add a festive finishing touch.

To garnish food at home, you’ll need to keep the right tools on hand. A well stocked spice rack, a sharp knife, a grater, skewers, and an assortment of cookie cutters will provide many opportunities for garnishing your food. Other useful tools include pastry brushes, an apple corer, a melon baller, and a butter curler. 

2 diner's comment:

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Napakaganda nga nang mga food presentations mo, hindi lang sa mukhang masarap kundi very attractive pa dahil sa mga garnishings. Ganyan kasi ang mga food preparations sa mga malalaking hotels and restaurants. Pwede ka na talagang pumsok sa food business either as a caterer or a restaurateur. Thanks for the post. God bless you all always.

Lulu Post said...

mao ra akong i garnish basta i blog lol