Physical Advice on Cooking

The holiday season is upon us, which means it’s time to break out the cookbooks and start cooking! You might want to do some practice recipes, especially of the chocolate chip cookies below. But also, try some Brussels sprouts. They’re good for you, and if you eat them first, you may eat fewer cookies!

Alton Brown offers advice for cooking the best chocolate chip cookies.

  • Use dark, milk, and semisweet chocolate chips in the same batter.
  • Use room temperature eggs
  • Refrigerate your formed cookies on the cookie sheet before baking
  • Roll the dough cookies in sugar for a crispy sweet crust.

Amanda Cohen suggests that to maximize the flavor of Brussels Sprouts, you should saute them in very hot olive oil with some garlic. This way you keep the crunch. Although to bring out the sweetness, you can’t go wrong with roasting.