Culinary Students Are Sharing The One Tip Everyone Should Know

    Fool all your guests into thinking your culinary expertise spans beyond bingeing Master Chef.

    There's learning your way around a kitchen, and then there's dedicating yourself to the culinary craft.

    Culinary students put a lot of blood, sweat, and tears into mastering the art and science that is cooking. That's why u/J_mo0d knew they were the perfect ones to ask what tips everyone should know to use in their own kitchens.

    1. "Don't get cocky with the mandolin."

    2. "A falling knife has no handle." —u/2drums1cymbal

    3. "It sounds basic, but always make sure your bowl is bigger than you think you need," u/musicmunchkin warned.

    4. "Do not use the cutting edge of the knife to scrape things off a chopping board."

    5. "Mise en place is everything."

    6. "If you taste the food and there is 'something missing' but you can't quite place it, it's probably acidity." —u/kezalb

    7. "The more you taste your food as you cook it, the better the end result will be," u/dwh101 shared.

    8. "A dull knife is a dangerous knife."

    9. "Don't overcrowd the pan."

    10. "Hot food goes on a hot plate." —u/Alien_Cook

    11. "If something could be hot, assume it's hot." u/Shilverow advised.

    Eggs and bacon on a grill and a person's hand in a glove grabbing the bacon with a tong

    12. "Never use glass/marble/etc. cutting boards for any reason," leveled u/diverareyouok. "Ever."

    A chef arranging a dish on a wooden cutting board

    13. "Heat control on your pan. There's a reason why industrial hood vents are a thing in kitchens."

    14. "Every time I beat eggs, I think of one of the chefs who said we were 'chasing them around the bowl' if we beat them in a circular motion instead of back and forth." — u/HelpImOverthinking

    15. "Learn how to properly season food," u/i_ata_starfish-twice suggested.

    16. "Use a bread knife to cut tomatoes," u/rockdog85 shared.

    A man cutting tomatoes on a cutting board with bell peppers and celery nearby

    17. "Keep a small 'peels and ends' container on your workspace when you're prepping." —u/spellellellogram

    18. "Add lots of salt when sautéing vegetables," suggested u/ancientent. "It draws out the water."

    19. "Gotta click your tongs twice whenever you pick them up; it’s how you know they work," joked u/frostedRoots.

    Do you have any culinary tips that have changed the game for you? Culinary student or not, share your secrets.