5 Quick Cooking Tips For Every At Home Chef
There’s more to cooking than gathering ingredients and following a recipe. Anyone can do that. To become a better chef, you need to understand the principles behind the recipes. That’s what our cooking tips are all about.
You’ll find articles on everything from choosing and understanding your ingredients to mastering basic cooking techniques.
We’ll also give you some insights into the science of cooking to know why certain things happen in the kitchen. So, this is the place to be, whether you’re a beginner in the kitchen or just looking to brush up on your skills.
1. Reheating Bad Food Will NOT Make It Safe
Our favorite tip for reheating food is to throw it away if you have any doubts about how long it’s been sitting in the fridge or left on the counter.
When you’ve decided to reheat your food, you also need to bring it to the proper temperature before it’s safe to consume.
Here are our latest guides on the best ways to reheat food safely:
2. Not All Food Can Be Stored The Same Way
Our favorite tip for storing food is to know where and how to store vegetables properly. Some vegetables store better without washing and cleaning, while others may need to be washed and refrigerated. Vegetables will go off quickly if not stored correctly and cost you money.
Our latest how-to guides will help you store food quickly by providing you with step-by-step instructions:
3. Date Your Frozen Food To Prevent Waste
Remember to write the date on whatever you are freezing to avoid something getting left in the freezer for months or years past its anticipated best by date.
Not sure if you’re freezing your food correctly? We’ve got you covered! Here are our latest articles on freezing your favorite foods:
4. Use The Correct Measurements And Conversions
It sounds like a no-brainer, but I often see home cooks make a big mistake in cooking or baking using the wrong measurements or measuring technique.
For example, some ingredients like brown sugar are required to be packed when measured, dry ounces are different than fluid ounces, measuring while holding a measuring cup can lead to under or over measuring, and so on.
5. Plan Your Meal Prep Before You Do Anything Else
Meal prep planning will help you keep organized and reduce the waste of food, money, and time. If you just start without much of a plan, you can expect the process to be painful and unsuccessful.
When you systematize everything beforehand, including shopping lists, food storage containers, and recipe collection, it will make every week quicker and easier than the last.
Soon you’ll be preparing several weeks in advance in the time it took you to prepare for one week in the beginning.