A pinch of sea salt is my desperate phrase to whipping up a gourmet/noteworthy meal out of my lackluster skills and boring ingredients that I have in the pantry. Also, I’m self-taught cook/baker.
I actually attended topnotch culinary schools such as:
1. Food Network (Everyday Italian, 30-min meals, Molto Mario, Throwdown, Iron Chef America, etc.)
2. Google (allrecipes, joyofbaking, epicurious, pepper.ph, etc.)
3. Hit-and-miss certificate programs
And in spite of my awesome background (yes, not yet done!) , I’m currently pursuing the following to further hone my skills:
1. Buying tons of cookbooks that I never read
2. Stacking my pantry with vegan ingredients that I’ll surely toss in garbage one of these days
3. Following food blogs that I’ll actually forget in a span of 24 hours
4. Scheduling blog posts that I never follow
5. Managing a food blog that I update once in a blue moon
A pinch of sea salt is my saving phrase. It’s like topping your cratered-cheesecake with a chocolate ganache to hide the imperfections (I was to say fresh fruits but then chocolate became it’s usual self–overconfident and selfish), or putting a whole-peeled potato in a pot of boiling salty-broth to somehow rescue the dying dish.
A pinch of sea salt saves my ordinary and boring chocolate chip cookies. It also takes my pesto sauce into a roller coaster ride.
And I hope it does the same to you because if worse comes to worst, there’s always a pinch of sea salt in a caramel coated vanilla ice cream. (Oh you salty-sweet goodness!!!)