Using Spices Wisely

Question: What is the best advice you ever received to cook well?

Answer: The truth is that I can’t cook at all. My mother was a very good cook and my wife is even better.

Still the advice I heard about cooking that I thought was useful is that without spices, without mixing different, “contrasting” tastes in a clever way we can’t appreciate the food.

Only opposite, seemingly contradictory spices, qualities can accentuate the tastes, thus in a good, tasty food we have such spices that force us to evaluate one taste against the other…

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