Tuesday, October 12, 2010

About Today: 5 Easy Ways to Improve Your Cooking 10/11/10

From Jen Hubley, your About Today Editor
Regular readers know that I'm not exactly a wizard in the kitchen. Unless by "wizard," you mean, "able to produce large quantities of smoke from seemingly nowhere." In that way, I am definitely a kitchen wizard.

5 Easy Ways to Improve Your Cooking
This is no problem, though, because my job involves reading about things that our writers do well and I don't do at all. I can't help but pick up a few things.

How to Use a Knife Like a Chef
One thing I'd like to pick up: One of those snazzy knives that chefs wield so gracefully on TV, while I watch from the sofa with my TV dinner.

How to Cook Anything
But maybe not for long. There are cooking techniques here that I've heard of before - sauteing, for example - but have never learned how to do. It sounds much less scary in this article, though, than it was in my head.

How to Wash Your Hands
What's washing your hands have to do with cooking techniques? Hopefully a lot, or I'm never eating at your house. (Smiley face!)

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