Pretty 4th of July Food
Beautiful, patriotic dishes definitely have Wow! factor, and really, you only need a few. Too many crowded together and the Wow! gets lost in the crowd.
Elaborate garnishes can be amazing and they do have their place, but there are many simple garnishes that are quick and easy enough for everyday use.
Let's talk about some of the basic concepts of plating.
Shocking! A tip for vivid veggies
Whether they are going into a crudite platter, a salad, or directly onto your plate, keep your green veggies vibrantly green by blanching and shocking them. The few extra minutes it takes will improve the look, taste and texture immensely. It's so worth it.