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Some people are gifted when it comes to cooking. They never need a recipe, and simply follow their gut when it comes to making culinary masterpieces. However, it could always be better with that one perfect tip- something that many cooks don't learn until later in life.

u/WaffleStomperGirl asked: What is a cooking tip you wish you had learned much younger?


Simple, but important.

Adding salt and pepper to food during the cooking process, adds much deeper flavor than adding it afterwards on your dish.

mbfehh

A richer flavor.

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If your cooking tastes like it's "missing something" no matter how well you have pepper and salted it, chances are that you are missing acidity.

Try to give it a little vinegar, tomatoes, etc. and see how it tastes.

CatDogBoogie

Interesting.

Deglazing. It cleans the pan and adds delicious flavor to the dish. The stuff that sticks to the pan, you don't want to throw that out. When you're done sauteeing whatever it is you're cooking just add a few teaspoons of wine, vinegar, beer or even water to the pan and pour it over your food.

CircusStuff

Never too much salt.

Salt Steak like you're salting your driveway. Most foods are ruined by too much salt. Steak is different. When it comes to seasoning your meat (before you cook it), more is more. Use a generous amount of coarse Kosher salt—more than you think you need.

Also, let the meat rest, at least five minutes, before cutting into it.

irishamerican

True facts.

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Always make a lot of rice, you can use it the next day for so many recipes.

vidiolympe

Smart idea.

If you're learning to cook meat, get a good digital thermometer. You'll be able to check for that just-done temperature. It feels like cheating!

CritCasey

A useful tip.


Take your time when sautéing onions, it will make the end product much tastier.

buzzyfubbles123

The basic needs.

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Get a good sharp knife and a wok.

PandaSaurusEx

Good idea.

Meal prepping actually helps a lot, especially if you're trying to eat healthier.

yagirlmaddyb

All the seasoning.

Season every part of the meal. When you make spaghetti sauce? Season the meat as you brown it. Season the sauce while it's cooking. Season the pasta water. Season it all.

BionicTriforce

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Try as I might, there are some true crime cases that I can't get out of my head. Some are frightening. Others are disturbing. And then there's that special category of cases that continue to haunt me and that I keep going back to.

I have always been especially perturbed by the case of Sylvia Likens, who in the mid-1960s was tortured by Gertrude Basniewski, a woman who took care of Likens while her parents were away on business. What makes the case especially concerning is the way Basniewski recruited her own children––and even children and teenagers around the neighborhood––to join her in the abuse. The case is one of the most infamous child abuse cases of all time and I warn you to read about it at your own risk. (If you're interested, the drama film An American Crime, featuring Catherine Keener as Basniewski and Elliott Page as Sylvia Likens, is one film about the case. The Girl Next Door, a horror film based on the events, stars Blanche Baker as a Basniewski surrogate.)

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