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What Are The Best Cooking Hacks Or Tricks Your Grandparents Taught You?

We want to know.

Grandparents are the best. They are usually way more chill than parents, they feed you great food, and they have a lifetime worth of wisdom to share with you.*


(In my experience, at least!)

So we want to know: What genius cooking tip did you learn from your grandparents?

Did your grandfather teach you to add seltzer water to your matzoh balls to make them fluffier?

Or did he share the secret to perfect rice with you?

White rice on a plate with meat and vegetables

Did your grandma tell you to always chill your mixing bowl in the fridge before you make whipped cream?

Whipped cream in a cold bowl
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Or did she teach you how to not follow a recipe but trust your instinct instead?


Whatever cooking tip you learned from your grandparents, we want to know!

Let us know about your best tips in the comments or the Dropbox below and you might be featured in a future BuzzFeed Community post.