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There’s learning your way around a kitchen, and then there’s dedicating yourself to the culinary craft.
“Don’t get cocky with the mandolin.”
“It sounds basic, but always make sure your bowl is bigger than you think you need,” u/musicmunchkin warned.
“Do not use the cutting edge of the knife to scrape things off a chopping board.”
“Mise en place is everything.”
“If you taste the food and there is ‘something missing’ but you can’t quite place it, it’s probably acidity.” —u/kezalb
“The more you taste your food as you cook it, the better the end result will be,” u/dwh101 shared.
“A dull knife is a dangerous knife.”
“Don’t overcrowd the pan.”
“Heat control on your pan. There’s a reason why industrial hood vents are a thing in kitchens.”
“Every time I beat eggs, I think of one of the chefs who said we were ‘chasing them around the bowl’ if we beat them in a circular motion instead of back and forth.” — u/HelpImOverthinking
“Keep a small ‘peels and ends’ container on your workspace when you’re prepping.” —u/spellellellogram
“Gotta click your tongs twice whenever you pick them up; it’s how you know they work,” joked u/frostedRoots.
Do you have any culinary tips that have changed the game for you? Culinary student or not, share your secrets.