Cooking Education

I believe that everyone can learn to cook. There was definitely a time when I was a newbie in the kitchen and did things like putting a pre-prepped casserole straight from the fridge to the oven. Let’s not discuss how long that took to cook…

I would much rather people say things like, “I don’t want to learn to cook” or “I don’t want to spend my time in the kitchen” than things like “Cooking is too hard” or “I can’t cook.” Sure, it takes time and a willingness to figure things out, but it is possible to learn to cook. Here are a list of websites/articles that have great pieces of information. Reading through these is what helps me be a better cook. Oh and watching a LOT of Food Network.

Check back often for new links!

The 25 Most Common Cooking Mistakes

Nearly Everything You’d Want to Know About Salt

Milk & Cream

Baking Soda vs Baking Powder

Leftover Egg Yolks – Storing, Sizes, Equivalents, Yields, Recipes

How To Use Up Egg Yolks – Recipes by number of yolks you have available

Reusing Fruit and Veggie Kitchen Scraps

Tips on Choosing Extra Virgin Olive Oil – NY Post story on a book about extra virgin olive oil scams, with some tips on how to know if your EVOO is legitimate or not.

How to Boil an Egg: It’s Simple–and Complicated! – This amazing article shares how you can achieve a soft or medium boiled egg which is perfect for dipping into or drizzling on something…sandwiches, pizza, your fingers, whatever works for you

The Food Lab: A New Way to Cook Pasta? – A man takes on the assumption that you have to use TONS of water to boil your pasta and declares – FALSE! We are liberated from huge pots of water that take forever to boil!

The Splendid Table – Recipes, stories, and NPR episodes that give great insight into cooking

America’s Test Kitchen – You can see what free content is available (downside: not all of it is…Boo), listen to NPR episodes, and see what TV episodes are available. If you follow them on Facebook or Twitter, sometimes content that is not usually free will be available for a short period of time.

Common Kitchen Conversions – I have this infographic printed and taped up in my kitchen. I refer to it at least once a week.

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