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.

Giphy

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.

Giphy

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.

Giphy

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

People Explain Which Things They Wish They'd Never Learned
Teeramet Thanomkiat / EyeEm/GettyImages

Many people live by the mantra that ignorance is bliss.

Keep reading...Show less
People Break Down Which Popular Sayings Are Complete BS
Sawitree Pamee / EyeEm/GettyImages

Americans often drop popular sayings in conversation that have some element of truth to them.

Keep reading...Show less

No two people share exactly the same likes and interests.

But on occasion, one might find themselves being among the few, if not the sole members of a certain fan club.

Indeed, while Cats earned a place on the list of the worst movies of all time, its 19% score on Rotten Tomatoes suggests that there are a handful of people who actually liked it.

Or while many people dread having to clean their homes, some simply can't wait to get started, and will look for any and every opportunity to do so.

Redditor StardustNova_ was curious to hear where members of the Reddit community found themselves in a distinct minority of appreciation, leading them to ask:

"What's something you like that the vast majority people hate?"
Keep reading...Show less
People Explain Which Groups They Believe They're In The Top 0.1 Percent Of
Photo by Jake Ingle on Unsplash

It's usually a good feeling to be "on top".

To be found at the top of the list of a notable or unique accomplishment.

Though having the distinction of being in the top 0.1 percent of something might not always be something to brag about, resulting in some keeping this distinction to themselves.

If only because some people might be unusually fascinated by their so-called "accomplishment", that they'll never stop being bombarded by questions.

Redditor ImLostInTheForrest was curious to hear if any members of the Reddit community believed they were in the 0.1 percent of anything, be it commendable, bizarre or unfortunate, leading them to ask:

"What’s something you believe you may be in the 0.1% of?"
Keep reading...Show less