Mise En Place
If there is one thing that can create a disaster while cooking, it is not being prepared.
Cooking is not just about reading a recipe.
You have to make sure that you have right equipment, the right ingredients and the right environment.
In culinary school there was a term that was repeated over and over by all of the professors that truly resonated in my brain and has helped me tremendously with my cooking. ”Mise En Place” a French saying that translates to everything in its place!
Cooking is not brain surgery; however, think about it…you would definitely want your brain surgeon to have his …mise en place!!!
With that said, there are few things you will need to get into your mindset prior to cooking.
This is a two part process… the preparation part and the timing part.