Most Americans have been homebound for nearly two months because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Some have undoubtedly already found new hobbies, while others may still be looking for ideas to spend their time. 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.