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SFoodie: Simply Roasted Artichokes; Wrap and Roll - By - September 13, 2007 - SF Weekly
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SFoodie: Simply Roasted Artichokes; Wrap and Roll

Chef John from Food Wishes, former CCA teacher, brings us an easy, badass new recipe every week day. Thanks, John. -d2

Recipe? You don't need no stinking recipe!

By Chef John from Food Wishes Video Recipes

Today's video recipe clips is so simple it's hard to call it a recipe. It's more like an anti-recipe. As you'll see below I just list the ingredients, no amounts or measurements. This is how 95% of cooking should be done. So many people would enjoy cooking more, and make better food, if they got there faces out of those cookbooks and just started cooking. They treat the act of cooking like some scientific procedure (by the way, this rant excludes delicate baked goods).

Recipes are great for what ingredients you may want to use, but should be treated as an idea-started, not some government mandated edict. Cooking times are also useful, so we'll look at those, but as far as following a recipe to the letter when it comes to amounts of ingredients, we all have an inner Chef that will guide us as we cook, without the shackles of the measuring spoons and digital scales. “Top potatoes with 1 tablespoon of minced chives” ….what?? If I see that Food Network “Barefoot Contessa” lady measure parsley to sprinkle on something one more time, I'm seriously going to lose it…