One of my favorite blogs, The Kitchn, posted a “Crash Course in Kitchen Basics” the other day for recent grads. I thought to myself “Graduates? How about 27-yr olds who are still fumbling around the kitchen?!”
Since I have many new brides and wanna-be domestic goddesses in my life, including myself, I am excited to read and share! (If only this article was a book, I’d include it with the registry crockpots and cheese slicers I’ve bought recently!)
All content and images below are from this post: “Crash Course for a New Cook”
- High-quality, affordable knives – First order of business: Get yourself a good knife. Here’s a great discussion of good yet cheap knives
- Basic knife skills – Watch this video to learn how to handle your knife skillfully, like a real chef.
- 25 tips for saving money at the grocery store – Learning how to shop frugally is key. Here are tons of tips and good ideas!
- How to organize your fridge – A guide to putting everything in its place.
- How to clean the toughest stains off cookware – Even when you burn the pasta, these tricks will get your pans in shape.
- Buy good fruit and vegetables – A guide to picking out the best produce at the market.
- How to steam vegetables – One of the easiest way to cook those fresh veggies.
- How to make chocolate chip cookies – No more care packages from Mom? It’s OK. Bake your own cookies.
- How to roast a chicken – One of the simplest, most satisfying suppers we know how to make.
- How to fry an egg – Never go without breakfast.
- How to make brown rice – Another cheap, basic staple in the kitchen.
- Recipes for new grads – Last but not least, a few good recipes for the new cook.