A recipe is just a suggestion. Unless it’s baking, then you have to pretty much do what you’re told. Trust me on this.
R.E.S.P.E.C.T. Just ask Aretha. For -> ingredients. knives. pots & pans. wine. the process.
Mis en place. French for “everything in its place.” Those little glass bowls you see everywhere? Love them. Use them. Spend time with each ingredient. Prepare each before you even pull out a pot.
Shuffling in the kitchen
Come on into my Kitchen: Robert Johnson
Ice Cream for Crow: Captain Beefheart & the Magic Band
Thanks for the Pepperoni: George Harrison
Home Grown Tomatoes: Guy Clark