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5 Common Kitchen Mistakes- What To Not Do In Your Kitchen

by | March 6, 2019

My kitchen is like a second-home within my home. It’s my safe space, my haven, and most importantly, where all of my delicious food is. There are some faux pas that we do without even realizing but I’m here to help you work through them. Here are 5 common kitchen mistakes that probably didn’t even realize you were doing.

5 Common Kitchen Mistakes
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5 Common Kitchen Mistakes

Overseasoning/Under seasoning your food

This is one of the easiest mistakes to make in the kitchen, even I fall into this trap. The only thing worse than under seasoning your food is over seasoning your food. You should always try to let the original integrity of food come through and any seasonings and sauces you add should be used to highlight that. Add seasoning slowly and always remember to taste your food as you cook. This is the most frequent of all 5 common kitchen mistakes we all are guilty of.

Using the incorrect oil

Did you know that each cooking oil has a purpose that is different from the rest? Use coconut oil for low temperatures and avocado oil for higher heats. Bon Appétit has a great guide “The Best Oils for Cooking and Which to Avoid” which outlines what you should be using when.

Using the same knife for everything

Hey, it’s not wrong to have a favorite kitchen knife. I have one, you have one, and Gordon Ramsay probably has one too. However, it’s important to invest in a good knife set (good, doesn’t necessarily mean expensive) with a variety of basics including a chef’s knife, serrated knife, and a fruit knife. It’s time to say goodbye to poorly cut bread.

Overcrowding your sauté

As tempting as it may be to throw a three night’s worth of family dinners into one pan to cook at once, don’t. Your food needs to be able to breathe when it cooks, when the pan you’re using is full to the brim with vegetables, not only can it get messy but it is also tricky to cook everything properly and to the same degree.

Putting all your produce in the fridge

Putting every piece of produce that you buy in the fridge in an attempt to prolong it’s lifespan really isn’t the best choice. A general rule of thumb is to store produce in the temperature that you buy it in. This means that you should leave your apples and tomatoes on the counters and your spinach and eggplant in the fridge.

Which of these kitchen mistakes are you guilty of? Got more to add to the list of 5 common kitchen mistakes? Let me know in the comments below.


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Gabriella Anaya

News Editor | Limoges, France | [email protected]

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