Cooking can be a new experience for many people who have recently left the comfort of their parents’ cooking. This article provides a few helpful tips to the beginner chefs who wish to try their hand without chopping, burning, or maiming themselves in the process. Proper procedure and preparation methods are detailed within to help amateur cooks brave the insidious dangers of the culinary world.

To make it easier to peel boiled eggs, run them under cold water immediately after removing from them the stove. Once they are cool enough to touch, tap them lightly to crack and roll on a counter. Once you begin peeling and have an opening in the shell, run this under cold water and you will find the rest of the shell will peel off with the greatest of ease!

You can salvage the work you’ve done and quickly rectify the situation with this little trick. Take one tablespoon corn starch, and combine with two tablespoons water in a mixing bowl. Thicken your sauce by stirring in this solution. Be sure to gradually stir in the solution, and frequently stir the sauce so that it does not become too thick.

Consider freezing your meat a bit so that it will be easier to slice. If you are making Asian dishes, such as Thai or Chinese food, this is a great idea. When you freeze meat, it makes the slicing much cleaner because it prevents the meat from being as flexible. However, to ensure that the meat cooks evenly, make sure that the meat is thawed before you cook it.

In the best case scenario this article will provide the reader with a few good safety guidelines to prevent themselves from bodily damage. Added with some basic cooking knowledge and a few kitchen tips the reader should be well on their way to a healthy, food-filled, unscathed lifestyle that retains both taste buds and fingers.