Skip To Content
  • Add Yours badge

Tell Us The Best Piece Of Cooking Advice That's Been Passed Down To You

Because sometimes, you need to cook with more than just love! πŸ‘©β€πŸ³

Nothing brings people together quite like food. Whether you're cooking in the kitchen with your grandma or enjoying a friend's favorite recipe at a dinner party, bonding over something delicious is the perfect way to make memories with loved ones and acquire new skills.

A group of friends sharing food from a huge spread

Everyone's journey in the kitchen is different, but at one point or another, most people are told valuable pieces of cooking advice. Whether that advice was passed down from your great-grandmother, "borrowed" from your neighbor's cookie recipe, or taught to you by a professional chef, it can have a great impact on your confidence in the kitchen.

A young child helping their mother cook

Maybe you grew up in the kitchen alongside your grandma and acted as her sous chef for every family gathering. Even though it was more time-consuming, your grandma taught you that going the extra mile and making things from scratch can be a very special experience. You spent hours in the kitchen together, preparing homemade breads, sauces, cakes, and more. Not only did it make you a better cook, but it taught you a lot about patience. You also got to learn all about your grandma's life in the process.

Or perhaps your brother is a chef and the best cooking tip he's ever shared with you is the importance of acid in a dish, particularly dishes with lots of fats. Now, you always keep an array of lemons, limes, and various vinegars on hand to add that extra zing to your recipes. You love collecting little tips and tricks from him, and you spend the holidays watching him in the kitchen.

Or maybe your best friend is a sinfully good baker, and you enlisted her help in making cupcakes for your daughter's school bake sale. You didn't have the time, money, or resources to make tons of cupcakes from scratch, so your friend told you a sweet secret: add mayo to your boxed cake mix. The cupcakes turned out amazing, and the two of you had a blast baking and taste-testing together.

What's a valuable cooking tip that's been shared with you by someone in your life? What's the story about how they taught you this trick? Tell us all about it in the comments below or submit anonymously using this form for a chance to be featured in a BuzzFeed Community post!