Tried-and-True Tips for Beginner Cooks

Tackling mincing, sauteeing and frying for the first time? Get helpful hints from our community of expert cooks on how to get started (13 Photos)

Erica Policow on Nov 18, 2009 at 6:31PM

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Tried-and-True Tips for Beginner Cooks

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“Learn how to cook basic stuff before you move on to 'recipes.' Learn how to steam green beans and what they taste like properly cooked (without garlic and almonds, etc.) Learn how to simply grill a steak, how to simply roast a chicken, how to make simple mashed potatoes, simple boiled rice... Then go on to pilaf, curried chicken and steak Diane.”


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