With all the kitchen and food movies and TV shows, it seems everyone wants to be the new Gordon Ramsay. Question is, can you be able to deal with the heat? After all, you only spend a few hours in the kitchen for an entire week. For some, the total time spent on the range in an entire week could equal an hour.

But you don’t have to be a professional chef. All you need is a few tips and tricks.

Frozen Peas

All foodies will agree that peas add in a certain je ne sais quoi to a meal. The only problem is its availability. You will only get your hands on a good batch of peas a few times a year. To step up your meal to the next plane, the addition of peas is a must. The solution? Frozen peas. Section off your freezer and stockpile the peas. These little green diamonds are guaranteed to make a difference for you.

Knife skills

Chopping, slicing, dicing, and the sound of the knife on the board. There is no skill more enviable than a professional chef’s knife skills. These skills have been honed after hours and hours in the kitchen. And while the skills make food look nice on the plate, there is another reason behind it.

A chef’s even and precise dicing will ensure that all ingredients are evenly cooked. Teach yourself the proper way to hold a knife and also for chopping ingredients.

Breaking down a chicken

With a chicken in your chopping wood, the list of possibilities is endless. To add, it is economical and nutritious. Breaking down a whole chicken can allow you to make use of different parts. For example, the carcass of the chicken makes good chicken stock.

It is a skill that you can easily learn.

Changing the status quo

When we are given a recipe, most of us follow the recipe religiously, to every gram and ounce. And this is where we fail. Recipes should serve as a foundation stone. When we are learning certain cooking methods or new dishes, recipes are great. But later on, don’t be afraid of deviating and adding an ingredient or two. Your flexibility will lead to you developing a unique dish.

The precision of baking

Cooking is all about trusting your guts and flowing with the vibe. Put those thoughts aside when it comes to baking. Baking is not an art, it is one of the purest forms of science. It has been perfected over time and its measurements should not be tampered with. An extra ounce of skim milk can cause the disaster.

Our Verdict

Even the kitchen professionals use these fancy tricks and tips to prepare meals in luxury hotels and restaurants. Just like any normal setting, they are also trying to save time and prepare a meal with the easiest method. Why don’t you try out the few tricks mentioned above?