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Cooking can be intimidating, but if you practice and learn new techniques, it can also be a lot of fun. So the folks from the culinary/cooking department share tips for beginners that will help improve your cooking and help you feel more comfortable in the kitchen. Here are some tips to get you started!
To prepare the chicken breasts evenly, slice and place them first.
Making flatbread from scratch is not complicated and requires only three ingredients: flour, salt, and water.
Always keep some essentials, canned, non-perishable items, and frozen foods on hand.
When it comes to adding spices to your cooking, order is important.
A properly seasoned cast iron skillet is a game-changing tool in the kitchen that you can use to cook anything, even eggs.
Season to taste, not as the recipe says.
If you are using a slow cooker or a quick pot, choose the cheaper cuts of meat.
Cook vegetables in starchy pasta water for the perfect one-pot meal.
Brush baked goods with granulated sugar instead of flour.
Always remove the glaze from the pan.
Food continues to cook even after it is removed from the heat source.
Learn to match flavors.
More ingredients doesn’t always mean more delicious.
If the dish tastes nice, do not assume that it needs more salt.
Instead of kneading the bread, let it rise at room temperature.
If you are going to cook pasta, boil it until tender and allow it to simmer in the sauce.
Focus on a few high-quality ingredients.
Save the remaining salt solution from the pickle and use it.
Use oven-roasted cherry tomatoes to elevate tons of dishes.
Cooking is like science, and the best dishes follow a simple equation.
Taste as you go and make adjustments accordingly.
If you follow a recipe online, read the comments first.
Smell and taste are interconnected, so let your nose guide you.
Three words: Miz on Place.
Keep the broth on hand and cook it often.
When it comes to herbs, fresh is best.
Never overcrowd the pan.
Do you have a cooking tip that helped you become more comfortable and have better skills in the kitchen? Tell us in the comments below.