30 Basic Cooking Tips Everyone Should Know

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Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, with lockdowns and restrictions on eating out, many people have inevitably found new home-bound hobbies to keep themselves busy. While some have made it their goal to watch every original show on streaming services, many others have picked up cooking.

Home cooks all know the frustration of starting dinner, then realizing they’re out of a key ingredient. After doing this one too many times, most eventually remember to read their recipe first and prep all ingredients before turning on the stove. 

24/7 Tempo compiled 50 basic cooking tips you should memorize, including crucial time-saving measures, safety tips, and some tricks you’ll be glad to know next time you prepare a meal.

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