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2016-02-15 06:51:24 Post No. 7377656
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I've been really thinking about this a lot and I think Marco White is my favorite chef and the biggest inspiration on my cooking.
This isn't an easy thing to say because he's considered a sellout for doing those Knorr videos. But I actually think the Knorr(TM) stockpots/cubes are his strength, they really add a lot WITHOUT adding a lot of difficulty.
Here's an example:
I made Marco's roast chicken using the Chicken Cube paste as he recommends in this video. It was frankly delicious, the paste really added flavor to the chicken.
> inb4 "I'm a chef and I can do something even better with this paste I put together by picking 8 rare Indonesian herbs by hand and slaughtering a Rhino, it only takes a few weeks."
Yes, I know there are probably TECHNICALLY better ways of doing things, but Marco's stockpots and cubes are great for the domestic kitchen. These olive oil + cube pastes in particular are just brilliant and if you haven't tried them you need to STFU because everyone I've served them to agreed they beat salt and pepper seasoning.
Ramsay and Heston may have surpassed Marco, but Ramsay's shit always involves making your own sauces and crap and often calls for rare ingredients, while Heston's methods for cooking anything take 12 hours and often involve using expensive technology. Jamie Oliver on the other hand just isn't that good, offers nothing above any regular cookbook. Marco is the king of teaching cooking to regular people that is guaranteed to taste better than your mom's recipes, without being difficult.