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11 Guides and Tips for the Smart Kitchen User

 Do you dream of being a master chef or at least a smart cook? Do you want to know how to control your kitchen like a professional, knowing all the little tricks and shortcuts, knowing every tool for the job? You've come to the right place, then. Here we have 11 of our best guides about using your kitchen like a real chef. There's a lot of good knowledge here, so take it to heart!
 
Which knife do you use to cut fish properly, and which for bread? How do you grip the knife properly and what is a good way to keep the cutting board from slipping? Which knives should be sharpened and which can't? This handy quick cheat-sheet for home cooks gives you a quick run-down of what chefs know about their knives, explains the lingo, and gives some great advice!
 
Eggs are super versatile and can be cooked in a variety of ways. Whether it's an omelet, a fried egg, a poached egg, a hard-boiled egg, scrambled eggs, or anything else, the following tips and hacks will make your preparation lots easier and might also bring you perfect results. You might also take on some of our terrific ideas for cooking eggs in great ways you never thought of before!
 
Did you ever wonder how an oven miraculously turns a blob of dough into a glorious cookie? Or a pan full of gooey batter turns into a delicious cake? Although cooking is one part of art, the other weightier part is pure science, as I have come to discover. Consider yourself really lucky, because I'm about to share all the scientific wisdom that I've gained on baking with you.
 
Rice is the staple of kitchen staples, and it likely sits in your cupboard right now, front and center. What many people don’t know about this popular food is that different rice varieties have a different nutrition content, and while some can really boost your health, others are less impressive or even harmful to your health.
 
Fish is delicious and healthy, but there are so many varieties, each requiring a special approach and preparation, and this alone can discourage some people from including more of it in their diet, which is a real shame. Even people who love fish rarely venture out of their comfort zone and usually stick to salmon or red snapper because they are believed to be “easy fish” to cook, but the truth is that with a little bit of knowledge, any fish can become easy.
 
Bread may not be the healthiest food out there, but that doesn’t mean it’s not good. While we have written many a time how white bread is not the best choice for a health-minded nutrition junkie like ourselves, we have hardly explained which types of bread are a more nutritious and healthier choice, which is exactly what we intend to do in this article.
 
The sandwich is probably the most convenient and simple type of food there is. 

But if it’s so simple, why is it, then, that the sandwich you order in a restaurant often tastes so much better than the one you make at home? The difference is in a few small details that really determine how delicious your sandwich will be. Find why it’s important to avoid these and 9 other mistakes when preparing a sandwich, and how to make a sandwich like a chef.

 

What you need to understand about pasta is that taste alone isn’t the be-all-end-all of culinary delight. Different shapes of pasta are more naturally chewy, interact better with different sauces and more. Here is all you need to know about pairing the various types of pasta with different sauces.

 

Video collection: 24 Basic Kitchen Tutorials

There is so much to know when it comes to food preparation, cooking, and baking. So it's always a good bet to cover your basics. To this end, we bring you here a marvelous series of tutorials that covers 24 different foods and kitchen know-hows that'll cover all your bases. Just click on any video to see it right here.
 
The mutual ingredient in any recipe, be it a salad, dessert, sauce, soup or a main dish are cooking oils. They’re just essential in any kitchen, there’s no way around it, and knowing which oil works best for which task can become the card up your sleeve that will elevate your cooking skills from average to profound. 
 
People switch to plant milk for health reasons, moral reasons and just for the heck of it, and who are we not to encourage experimentation? Not to say that plant milks are a one-trick pony, but different plant milk varieties do work best for different tasks, and in this article, we’d like to explain which plant milks are best cut out for which task.
 
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