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Basic Skills : The Good Soup

Basic Skills

Many cooks don’t provide very much information for the novice cook. It seems quite cruel to me- to offer up a great dish in an enticing photo, but to leave out steps that are crucial to its making. But really, what happens in recipes is a cooking-community-shorthand. Recipe writers forget that not everyone knows when a dish is ‘seasoned’ properly or how to ‘cut butter into flour’. If you want to start from basics, this section is for you.

All the basic skills


  1. Evan
    January 24, 2011 at 2:39 am | | Reply

    I’m even more of a beginner perhaps. How do you master that way of chopping where the knife sort of slides down the front of your finger, so your fingertips are safe, and that you can kind of walk the knife along the thing you are chopping. Everyone trained in cooking seems to do it but I can’t seem to get it.

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    January 24, 2011 at 3:37 pm | | Reply

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  3. Chad
    April 11, 2011 at 12:38 pm | | Reply

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  4. Chad
    April 11, 2011 at 12:39 pm | | Reply

    Correction: *your

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