Anonymous asked in Food & DrinkCooking & Recipes · 3 days ago

I’m so frustated I can never get my food to taste as good as restaurants. What is the secret ingredient to making home food taste amazing ?

There are only 3 foods that I can make amazingly and they are tacos burritos and chili but I don’t want to get bored making the same thing every time. I suck at everything else. 

17 Answers

  • Butter, salt, fat, fresh herbs/spices.

  • 1 day ago

    Breakfast is the first meal of the day, logic says you should start there for learning to cook too.

  • Good
    Lv 6
    2 days ago

    Chefs use more sugar than you can imagine.

  • Bloom your spices in hot oil before adding the other ingredients.

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  • kswck2
    Lv 7
    3 days ago

    You do realize that many, if not most restaurants are just reheating Frozen food, right? Particularly ones that do a lot of catering. 

    Cooking well takes a Lot of practice, and patience.  And a good understand of what goes with what

  • 3 days ago

    What are you trying to make that you normally get at a restaurant?

  • 3 days ago

    Training and practice. Just keep practising........

  • CB
    Lv 7
    3 days ago

    Butter and Salt - amp both of them up (as unhealthy as they are) it is what makes the difference.

  • Anton
    Lv 6
    3 days ago

    There is no "secret" ingredient in any recipe.  (other than *fresh*)

    Your "taste" is not my "taste."  YOU need to adjust the recipe to YOUR taste.

    You need to figure out what spices you like, find recipes that use them.


    If you actually want HELP, you need to lose that "Anonymous", post your old questions and what answers you thought was helpful.  And you have to a meal that you did, list the recipe ingredients and directions, and what you didn't like about it.

  • denise
    Lv 7
    3 days ago

    Restaurants have such a large array of ingredients oils, herbs, spices, seasonings.

    You couldn't possibly have all of them in your kitchen / larder,.

    Just get a selection of the staples / basics which could 'help' your recipes along,   good luck!

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