As much as we all try, it can be easy for cleaning the kitchen to get away from us. All of a sudden you wake up one morning and see that your kitchen is just a shell of what you want it to be and you have to spend hours getting it back into shape. It can be much easier for you to tackle one task at a time over the course of a week, and Bon Appetit has set out a 7-day kitchen cleaning plan that can help you get your kitchen looking its best so that maintenance becomes much easier for you. Check it out!
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As much as I may want to believe that I can do everything with my cast iron pan, there are times where your cooking calls for something a little different. Having some basic pots and pans in the house can make your cooking more efficient and easier and it allows you a bit more freedom to experiment with new recipes. Saveur has put together what they think are the best pots and pans for your kitchen, and it’s hard to argue with the types they have selected. Check it out and see if you could add something new to your cooking arsenal!
One thing I have always wished I could do better in the kitchen involves my knife skills. While they are better, I could still use some work and improvement. If you are like me and want to work on your knife skills, who better to learn from than cooking legend Jacques Pepin? Bon Appetit has 7 how-to videos from the master that cover different knife techniques so you can learn to be an expert at the chopping board. Check it out!
I am certainly no expert when it comes to using a knife. I always wish that it was something I was a little better with so that doing all of the prep work before cooking would be a little bit easier and quicker. New York Times Cooking has put together some basic information and a video to talk about basic Knife skills, choosing the right knives, taking care of them and learning to make cuts like an expert. The information is pretty helpful and perhaps it can assist you in improving on your own knife skills. Check it out!
Source: Basic Knife Skills – NYT Cooking
There is nothing quite like cooking in a cast iron skillet. I have three cast iron pans now (4 if I count my grill pan) and use them for literally everything that I can from searing, sauteing, frying, deep frying, roasting, baking, broiling and more. Southern Living has 26 great cast iron skillet recipes for you for everything from breakfast to dinner, appetizers to dessert, so you can see how to cook just about anything you want in your cast iron. Check it out!
Whether you are a seasoned veteran of the kitchen or just trying your hand out on your own with cooking, you can always use some hints, tips, tricks and techniques that can help you be a little bit better and do things better. Real Simple has put together 16 kitchen skills for every home chef to help you hone your kitchen skills so you can do nearly anything in your kitchen at home. Check it out!