Everyone makes mistakes in the kitchen. Believe it or not, even experienced chefs experience cringe-worthy moments. You see, slipping up is normal because human as we are, we have our limits. Plus, it is through screwing up in the kitchen that we learn to become great cooks. However, there are some common cooking mistakes that we love to do over and over again because we have no idea that what we’re doing is actually wrong. So if you want to become a better cook or if you simply want to impress your foodie friends, steer clear of the following:
1. You cut meat immediately after cooking.
In the world of cooking, cutting meat right after cooking is a sin. After taking a piece of beautiful meat out of the grill, let it sit for 5 minutes. This allows the juices to distribute evenly.
2. You don’t taste food while you’re cooking.
It’s nice to have confidence in your ability to cook but not tasting your food can lead to culinary disasters. Carefully following a recipe doesn’t guarantee that your dish will turn out perfectly. To be safe, taste your food often.