“When you’re caught up in a new recipe, it’s easy to forget even the most obvious cooking tricks and tips. But memorize these, and you’ll always have success in the kitchen.” – Food Network Kitchen
“Always” having success in the kitchen seems like a big promise, but nevertheless there is a lot of helpful advice for home cooks in this article from Food Network. Take it from a cook who is repeatedly guilty of forgetting to honor fundamental rules of cooking when I’m excited to try a new recipe or rushed to get dinner on the table….like not crowding the pan (which isn’t on Food Networks list, but should be.)
The best of recipes won’t come out quite right unless you remember to adhere to basic cooking wisdom as your culinary skills develop. That’s probably a good rule of thumb for life as well!