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Top 12 of the Greatest Cooking Tips (of all time!)

 

Cooking and preparing dishes and meals for our families is the number one purpose of our kitchen.  Sometime in your life, you have been influenced by your mom, your dad, or even your great grandmother on how to cook dishes or how to become a great chef for yourself.  Some of their advices are even set on stone for us to remember forever.

 

 

But since not everyone is blessed with a positive influence in terms kitchen know-how, Food Network Magazine has gathered and asked one hundred top chefs for their best cooking advice.  We have written here 12 of the best tips we think are beneficial to homeowners who love to spend time in their fitted kitchens preparing meals and dishes for the family.

 

1. Remember, y'all, it’s all about the prep. Take away the stress by doing the prep the night or day before. You'll look like a star.

Paula Deen; Paula’s Best Dishes

 

2. For best results when you're baking, leave butter and eggs at room temperature overnight.

Ina Garten; Barefoot Contessa: Back to Basics

 

3. To cut pancetta or bacon into lardons, put in the freezer for 15 minutes. This will firm up the meat and make it easier to cut.

Chris Cosentino; Chefs vs. City

 

4. When you’re going to sauté garlic, slice it rather than mincing it — it's less likely to burn that way.

Aarti Sequeira; Aarti Party

 

5. My grandfather taught me this tip: After you drain pasta, while it's still hot, grate some fresh Parmesan on top before tossing it with your sauce. This way, the sauce has something to stick to.

Giada De Laurentiis; Giada at Home

 

6. Season all of your food from start to finish. Seasoning in stages brings the most out of your ingredients and gives you the most flavor.

Jose Garces; Iron Chef America

 

7. Have your mise en place ready: Do all of your cutting of vegetables and meat and make your sauces before you start cooking.

Richard Sandoval

 

8. Shoes off, music on, favorite beverage in hand — enjoy your time in the kitchen.

Claire Robinson; 5 Ingredient Fix

 

9. Don't dress the salad when having a big party. Leave it on the side and let the people do it themselves. I've had too many soggy salads because of this.

Marc Forgione

 

10. Fry eggs the Spanish way: Get a good quantity of olive oil hot. Before you add the egg, heat the spatula (if it's metal) in the oil first. That way the egg won't stick to it. Add the egg and fry it quickly, until it gets "puntillitas," or slightly browned edges.

José Andrés; Think Food Group

 

11. Always measure what you're baking. No shortcuts in pastry: It's a science.

Francois Payard

 

12.Don't go to the store with a shopping list. Go to the store, see what ingredients look good and then make your list.

Alex Guarnaschelli

 

Treat your fitted kitchen as a haven for creating delicious food for the family. If you want to learn more tips from experts, visit Food Network.

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