Recently, we asked our cooking idol Padma Lakshmi if she could share any brilliant cooking advice. We loved her answer: “Try to understand spices—it can truly revolutionize your cooking.”
In fact, she’ll often cook lean protein, brown rice and vegetables and simply change the spices for completely different results. Sumac, za’atar and Urfa chile are some of her favorites.
Challenge accepted, Padma. Below, three ways to cook the same chicken so it tastes completely different.