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Author :chef ssentongo Geoffrey
Things chefs want you to stop doing in the kitchen!
I know our way around the kitchen but we definitely have more in common with the contestants of Nailed it than Top chefs muster, which means that we’re inevitably making some mistakes when we cook.
To find the errors of our ways, we checked in with professional chefs from around the world for the one thing they wish amateurs would stop doing.
1 – making a difficult menu alot of the cookbooks that are on the market are very nice for chefs, but totally not suitable for the beginner or home cooks. I think the key is keeping it simple.
2 – mindlessly choosing ingredients, I wish that people would put more love and care into the ingredients they choose and how they treat them.
3 – Following recipes too straightly. “if you’re a beginner, recipes are of course very useful, but cooking is about using your senses and intuition to become a better chef.
4 – Making the same every day, I admit this is a strange pet-peeve for a pastry chef! Using a recipe is a good guide. But the dish should be your creation as a chef.
Under or over-seasoning. Many people have a skewed perception of salt and how to use if firs, you should be using kosher salt some types.
4 – Not, seasoning to taste. Although recipes will call for a quarter of a teaspoon of salt, there’s a chance that whatever you’re seasoning may need more or less salt than the recipe calls for.
5 – Over using spices. Many people don’t understand how careful you must be when using a strong spice. You can’t let one spice over-power the other flavours of your dishes.
6 – Throwing random spices into your dishes. It won’t taste good. Know your spices and learn how to use them properly.
7 – Waiting until you’re done cooking to clean. Home cooks do clean as they go you may think it might be faster and easier to clean up after cooking that is not true.
8 – Leaving knives in the sink or running them through the dishwasher. It’s not only dangerous, but it’s also the number-one way to dull your knife and shorten it’s lifespan.
9 – Shaking your pans. Amateurs cooks tend to shake their pans alot because they see chefs doing that on TV. Shaking a pan to move things around actually cools down whatever your cooking and prevents caramelisation.
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