LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY - APRIL 03: Alton Brown performs at Whitney Hall on April 03, 2022 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Stephen J. Cohen/Getty Images)
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The Cooking Mantra Alton Brown Swears By
Alton Brown has been a quintessential part of the Food Network since the late 1990s, and his reputation in the food world has only grown since. He has a no-nonsense approach to cooking that is beloved by many, and he even has his own personal cooking motto that perfectly aligns with his methodology.
In an interview with AskMen, Brown said his personal cooking motto is "Do no harm," meaning the best way to prepare food is to buy good ingredients and cook them to the best of your ability. His advice is to let the ingredients speak for themselves without your interference or you trying to conquer them.
Learning what ingredients taste like and how you like to prepare them, instead of throwing many components together without thought, can help you gain a comprehensive understanding of food. While there's nothing wrong with experimenting with complicated recipes, sometimes keeping it simple can be best.