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6 Basic Cooking Tips and Tricks

Updated on October 31, 2017

The Very Basics

These first few basics are common knowledge. These are ones everyone SHOULD know; and if you don't, well, I'll say that it's pretty disappointing. Anyways, here they are.

1. Wash Your Hands.

You should ALWAYS wash your hands before doing anything that has to do with cooking. You may be saying that this is common knowledge; and it is, however, some people either forget to do this (I don't know how), or just don't do this. You'll regret it if you don't wash your hands when handling meat.

Wash your hands.
Wash your hands.

2. Before you start cooking, get all your things ready.

You never want to be in a situation where you're in the middle of cooking, and then, you have to go into the cupboard and look for a certain spice. You should have everything you need before you start cooking. That way, you can easily reach whatever you need, and not have to struggle looking for things like spices. It will make a difference, trust me.

3. Never leave your food unattended. Never.

This one is really important, especially if you are multi-tasking. You never want to have your food burnt, or, even worse, start a fire. And if you really have to do something else, use a timer. Please.

The Very Helpful Tips

These tips are tips some people may not know, however, these following tips can help you a lot especially if you're a newcomer to cooking. So, lets get started.

4. Don't Overcrowd Your Pan.

Some people do this, and it can get very messy when it comes to cooking. When in doubt, use a bigger pan. Or overall, use a pot. It will be really messy if you are using a really small pan to make a really big dish. Always be prepared, and use a bigger pan.

5. Always Make Extra.

This would only apply if you're making food for a lot of people. Like I said, whenever you're in doubt, do more. You don't want to be making food, and all of a sudden, you're out. That would suck. So if you're feeding more than 1 person, make extra.

Make Extra Food.

Make extra food.
Make extra food.

6. Always Remember To Clean Up!

Everyone knows that when it comes to cooking, there is one thing we all dread. Cleaning up. But you must always do that. You'll never want to come back to clean up. But once you finish cleaning up, you can remind yourself that you'll never have to come back to it. You can set it, and forget it.

So there you have it. These are 6 Basic Cooking Tips that you should know. Apply these to your everyday cooking life, and it will be a lot easier.

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© 2017 Elijah M

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