Finding a recipe for recovery: Tips to improve cooking at home

Quarantining during coronavirus meant many people tried their hand at being a chef. This became an opportunity to try things out in the kitchen — perfecting old favorites and trying new things.

For WTOP’s “Finding a recipe for recovery” series, some of the D.C. area’s prominent chefs shared the common mistakes they see amateurs make, and how to make something that’s already pretty good taste even better.

The advice was rarely complicated. In fact, the difference between something a James Beard Award nominee might whip up and something you might whip up, might not be as big as you think.

In this edition, RAMMY finalist Haidar Karoum of Chloe, Matt Baker of Gravitas and Amy Brandwein of Centrolina, among others, explain the simple steps you can take to turn something that’s already good and make it even better.

Read other parts of this series:
Part 1: Coronavirus’ impact on DC-area chefs, restaurant industry
Part 2: What DC area chefs are stress eating right now
Part 3: What the DC region’s chefs can’t wait to eat again
Part 4: Ways you can improve your cooking at home
Part 5: What does the future of dining look like?

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John Domen

John started working at WTOP in 2016 after having grown up in Maryland listening to the station as a child. While he got his on-air start at small stations in Pennsylvania and Delaware, he's spent most of his career in the D.C. area, having been heard on several local stations before coming to WTOP.

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