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8 Cooking Tips From Julia Child For People Who Aren’t Lazy Home Chefs

Would Julia Child’s style of cooking — you know, making things from scratch instead of opening a can and adding a spice — be as popular today in the age of Rachael Ray and Sandra Lee as it was 30 years ago? The renowned chef, who would have turned 100 today, had a lot of tips that are worth revisiting for chefs who pride themselves on not taking shortcuts.

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According to DeLuscious Life, Child’s method for a perfect poached egg works like this: first, pierce the eggshell with a pin. Then lower the egg into boiling water for 10 seconds. Then take the egg out, add vinegar until the water is simmering, crack the egg into the vinegary water, and poach for four minutes.

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Tip via HulIQ.

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