Now that we’ve all binged cooking competition shows on TV, we THINK we know what we’re doing in the kitchen.
There’s a thread online where people are sharing the cooking “rules” that they ALWAYS ignore . . . like “don’t put pepper on steak, because it’ll just burn.” Here are a few that people mentioned:
- Throwing out a whole block of cheese when there’s a little mold on it.
- Using olive oil while cooking, instead of cheaper oils with higher smoke-points.
- Don’t cook with wine, tomatoes, or anything acidic in cast iron pans.
- Don’t eat uncooked cookie dough.
- Unsalted butter in a recipe. Some people say they use salted ALL the time.
- Fresh herbs in a recipe. Subbing in dried herbs is easier, and cheaper.
- Measuring dried spices. It can be a nice guide, but spice-level is subjective.
- Using a particular color of onion. Some just use whatever they have on hand.
- Sifting flour.
- Don’t mix seafood and cheese.