Restaurant food at home
Have you ever had a meal at a restaurant and then tried to replicate it at home? I have. However, try as I might, it never turns out exactly the same but rather some version of the original. Sure it tastes good but the texture, flavour and appearance are not spot-on, it’s just not the same and disappointment ensues.
I received an email from a regular reader of my work – skilful in the kitchen – who is frustrated by her best efforts to replicate the flavours she so enjoys at her favourite Chinese restaurants. She explained to me that she has bought many recipe books on Chinese food looking to recreate the flavours she knows and loves, but alas, her efforts are in vain. She has become so obsessed that when she does cook her favourites, instead of enjoying the tasty food she has made, she spends the time figuring out where she went wrong, what she missed out.