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WORK SMARTER NOT HARDER: 5 Cooking Mistakes We’re Making – According to Chefs

What are the most common mistakes we make when cooking at home?  According to professional chefs, they include cutting your vegetables unevenly . . .  using dull knives, which are more dangerous . . . and opening the oven too many times to check your food.


Someone recently asked professional chefs, in the BuzzFeed community, to tell us the top cooking mistakes we are making, without their level of training.  For example:

When you make bread or dough, always pay attention to the flour you use. It is a science.”


Here are the highlights . . .

1.  Don’t use dull knives.  You’re actually more likely to cut yourself.  So sharpen those babies up . . . then be careful.

2.  Stop cutting your vegetables unevenly.  If you take time to cut them evenly, they’ll cook more evenly.

3.  Don’t leave a huge mess of pots and pans.  Knock out some of those dishes during prep, so it’s not so overwhelming at the end.

4.  Taste everything as you go, and adjust if something doesn’t taste right.  That way there’s still time to fix it.

5.  Stop constantly checking your food in the oven.  Opening the door lets heat fly out, and your oven has to preheat again.

Hungry for more?  Grab something, here:  (BuzzFeed)  

I work as a chef in a hotel, and one of the first things I was told when I started was the cleaning procedures.  No matter how busy my prep list looks in the day, I’m always told to clean down my work surfaces between jobs (clean as you go).  Some people might find this really obvious, but you have no idea how much of a difference it makes once you start the next meal.”


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