How 2 Cook By Color



It's really quite simple -- from the moment we're born, what we wear defines us. Getting dressed becomes an expression of our unique style and identity. Countless hours are spent coordinating our outfits based on color, pattern and texture -- deciding what shirt to match with what pants, what dress goes with what shoes -- and don't even get us started on accessories. Whatever you wear, from cozy to cocktails, it's part of what makes you who you are.

Why don't we approach our food in the same way? Why are we beholden to other people's taste buds when it comes to what we eat, whether it's out at a restaurant or using store-bought seasonings at home? Why aren't we dressing our food with the same sense of style that we dress ourselves. 

After all, food starts off naked just like we do. When we season our food, we should use the same mindset of coordination that goes into what we wear. 

AND THAT BEGINS WITH COLOR Because complementary colors equal complementary taste. 

You wouldn't wear three clashing outfits at the same time, so you shouldn't season your food that way either.

Follow this basic rule of thumb and your kitchen creations will start to become a reflection of your unique personality and sense of style.

With that approach in mind---

Let's dress some chicken in style for an outdoor summer meal the whole family will love:

This creation calls for some white onions, tan colored mushrooms, white garlic and avocado oil. Accessorize it with some black pepper and a pinch of salt. Add some fragrance with a crisp white wine to enhance the aroma. It’s a nice classic combination. It’s simple, but makes a statement.

This is just one example of flavoring your food to match your style while making dishes that are simple, easy and delicious.



Think about it -- you don't dress yourself based on the same recipe that everyone else is following. So why are you dressing your food that way?

Now is the time to take control of your flavor style. Forget what the other guys are doing, because they're doing it for them, not for you. 

As long as you're dressing your food the way you're dressing yourself, with matching and complementary colors, you'll never go wrong.

Create your own food dress code -- on YOUR terms.

Don't cook by numbers. Don't cook by the book.

It's time to Cook By Color.