嗨 大家好 我是詹姆斯·布里西昂
Hi I’m James Briscione
Director of Culinary Development here at the Institute of Culinary Education.
And while mastering flavor is paramount,
we also teach our students that how food is plated and what it’s plated on
is just as important as how it tastes.
Especially these days with Instagram and social media,
there’s an expectation that food is visually inspiring and exciting as well.
I’m going to show you the five tools for foolproof plating.
You might be surprised
that you already have a lot these tools in your own kitchen.
The most essential plating tool is a good large spoon.
This is great for placement of larger objects
and of course dropping sauces and purées onto the plate.
Most often, you’re going to see it used
for creating that great spread on the plate.
A small offset spatula can be used a lot like a spoon,
it’s great for very fine placement of smaller objects,
and can also be used to spread purées across the plate.
We use the edge of that spatula.
With your offset is that you’re going to get a beautiful, dramatic spread
much wider than you’re going to get with a spoon.
A squeeze bottle is for thicker sauces and purées,
and this can create a more controlled or fine line.
So we can do anything from a line,
to dots and lots of other shapes in between.
Really any design you want happenswith a squeeze bottle.
A ring mold can be used for punching out shapes,
but it’s also great for creating height on a plate and for stacking.
Say if you have like a little beet salad like this.
We spoon that into the ring mold.
Build up a nice tall presentation.
And when the ring mold is removed,
you’ll preserve that height and keep that nice shape.
Tweezers are great for fine tuning,
say if a piece of onion jumps out of your ring mold,
you can get it right back in place,
or really delicate placement of little things like microgreens.
And they can pull fresh greens from the stem.
Little leaves like this can sometimes stick to your fingers
if you try to place them by hand.
Dropping these with a pair of tweezers is going to make sure
they go exactly where you want them to be.
And of course you want to have a towel to erase any mistakes
or remove any fingerprints or smudges from the edge of the plate.
Beautiful plate always goes out clean.
嗨 大家好 我是詹姆斯·布里西昂