Did you know prepping an avocado is one of the most dangerous tasks to do in the kitchen? It’s such a common healthy food, and the flesh is so soft that this might be surprising… but between people learning to pry out the pit with a knife, and to slice and dice the flesh while it’s still inside the skin, home cooks are keeping emergency rooms and hand surgeons in business.
Don’t believe me? Fine… maybe you’ll listen to Meryl Streep!
Well if you just want the definition I’ll save you some time, it’s “preparing food using basic ingredients rather than buying meals that have already been prepared.”
There ya go. Pretty straight forward, right? Yeah, not exactly… As most definitions do, this one fails to convey the nuances behind the phrase it’s explaining. So let’s break down “scratch cooking” and it’s definition a little more to find out what it means for home cooks.