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12 Cooking Skills Every Young Adult Should Learn

June 7, 2016

Simmer and Boil

Everyone, young or old, can enjoy having a handy collection of basic cooking skills with a little practice. Mastering this list can help you make better meals, save time, be safer in the kitchen, and just plain have fun!

Making Stock
Taking the time to make your own stocks or broths gives you ultimate control over the amount of sodium and fat going into your meals. It’s also great for customizing spices and herbs for certain dishes (bonito-pork broth for ramen, anyone?).

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Properly Cooking Pasta
While most people can at least boil water to cook pasta, it’s still a fairly easy food to mess up. It’s a good idea to glance over the main pointers to make sure you’re not using too little water or adding unnecessary ingredients (looking at you, salt).

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Creating a Flavorful Sauce
If you have a few extra minutes to skip…

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