Surprising Cooking Tips You Learn at Culinary School

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While most of the country was homebound for several months because of the COVID-19 pandemic, some people have undoubtedly found new hobbies. One new activity a lot of people seem to have taken on is cooking. Trying out new recipes is one option, and cooking like a pro may be easier than most people think.

24/7 Tempo spoke to two chefs — both of whom are temporarily laid off due to the closure of restaurants in New York City — to learn some cooking tips that are taught in culinary schools.

You can Google how to make the perfect soufflé or steak, but how to prepare them at home – where kitchens are not usually as well equipped as those in restaurants – may take some extra skills.

The following is not an exhaustive list. So if you need additional advice about saving time, safety, or preparing ingredients before turning on the stove — here are 50 basic cooking tips you should memorize.