Here are some basic tips for the new home chefs out there:
- Own one sharp kitchen knife. All knives, no matter how expensive, need sharpening, so remember to keep it maintained.
- Stock up on your favorite supplies: 1 large skillet & lid, 1 medium size pot, 2 cutting boards (one for veggies/one for raw meats), colander, pinch bowls (helps to separate ingredients), oil spritzer, spatulas (large & small), tongs, veggie peeler, foil, saran wrap & pot holders.
- Always have essentials handy (chicken broth cartons, pre-peeled garlic, onion, olive oil, salt/pepper, rice, etc)
- Plan ahead and try to get creative with leftover ingredients.