23 Basic Cooking Mistakes Everybody Makes

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Stop leaving the pit in your guac!!!

23 Basic Cooking Mistakes Everybody Makes



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23 comments

  1. Jarod Herron said on October 11, 2017 Reply

    #1 is factually incorrect. Leaving the pit in guacamole preserves its freshness quite well. Every restaurant does this when they leave their guacamole in the cooler- even Chipotle.

  2. Nic Dupre said on October 11, 2017 Reply

    I put oil in my pasta water to avoid boil overs…

  3. Amber Maxwell said on October 11, 2017 Reply

    “Don’t cook eggs in the microwave” posts about doing it quite often🙄

  4. Lola Elise said on October 11, 2017 Reply

    I do not agree about salting your food earlier in the process. A simple research of functionality of salt would have sufficed for Epicurious (I hope I spelling it right) not to include that bit. Salt has more to do with awaking appetite of a person (smell). That’s why in many instances it is best added almost at the end of the cooking process. In some cases salt also hardens the meats of added to early. Of course many recipes call for the salt (especially marinades) to be added in the beginning. However, there is no rule that states food will not taste good if salt is added at the end.

  5. Michelle Hudson said on October 11, 2017 Reply

    #15 can vary person to person. I personally love my vegetable well cooked. I don’t want any of that tender crisp BS.

  6. Coco Gonzales said on October 11, 2017 Reply

    Who the fuck leaves the pit in the guacamole?

  7. Rikke Høibakken Nerli said on October 11, 2017 Reply

    Stine Nerli, trodde detta var “common sense”, men jahaaaa…

  8. Chris Matthews said on October 11, 2017 Reply

    Paige Seemungal I told y’all to stop #23!!!! I will not allow this nonsense anymore!!!!!🍳

  9. Valentine Owens said on October 11, 2017 Reply

    Don’t rinse your rice, your just rinsing off it’s nutritional value

  10. Wendy Ward Marshall said on October 11, 2017 Reply

    People leave the pit in the guac? Huh?

  11. Ashleigh Bibbler said on October 11, 2017 Reply

    Who the hell leaves the pit in their guac????

  12. Cheryl Taylor Riggs said on October 11, 2017 Reply

    #12 seriously! “I made this exactly…. except I didn’t” 1 ⭐️

  13. Emily Gardina said on October 11, 2017 Reply

    Re:#10 That is going to depend on what you are cooking. Certain spices go rancid if cooked for too long or at too high a temperature and salt behaves differently depending on the cooking treatment. In soups, stews, and sauces the salt taste disipates as it cooks and you can wind up adding far more salt than you need/want if you start adding it too early. Grilled, roasted, or sauteed, season early for best result.

  14. Jill Morton said on October 11, 2017 Reply

    Lots of good commonsense info!

  15. Thomas Våge said on October 11, 2017 Reply

    Jenny, punkt 12 er til deg 😂

  16. Elena Kruglyak said on October 11, 2017 Reply

    #2 There’s no gluten in butter! #16 Those are red potatoes, not sweet potatoes

  17. Papa Robert Price said on October 11, 2017 Reply

    i soooooooooooo agree with the last one

  18. Marianne Hagadorn said on October 11, 2017 Reply

    I microwave eggs at work all the time. The key is to stir them in 30 second intervals and they don’t come out rubbery

  19. Alan Pitcher said on October 11, 2017 Reply

    I first saw the oil in pasta thing in an article from tasty which is hilarious

  20. Regina Säveholm Olsson said on October 11, 2017 Reply

    For 21, just cook the filling in the pan first, then pour over the whisked egg.
    No need to use more than one pan.

  21. Diana Watson Kelley said on October 11, 2017 Reply

    Number 12 is my pet peeve too! It’s on every single recipe comments. People admits they didn’t follow the recipe, put their own spin on it, then complains that the recipe is no good. Gives it 1 star. Lol

  22. Cait Swartz said on October 11, 2017 Reply

    EVERYONE?? Really?? Even the people who decided these were cooking mistakes??!!

    I know it doesn’t REALLY matter, but how hard is it to say a less insulting “things you MAY NOT HAVE KNOWN” or “COMMON cooking mistakes that nearly everyone makes”?

    I know you’re not TRYING to be a condecending asshole, but that’s the way it comes across to plenty of readers. Just seems logical to treat your readers with respect. But whatever.

    Also, there actually ARE different ways of doing things in the world. These things aren’t necessarily “mistakes”, they can just be differences in preference and expectations. I’m so tired of ethnocentrism and people who simply cannot understand their way isn’t the sole correct way.

  23. Mary Eckert said on October 11, 2017 Reply

    I leave the pit in because when I take it out, the half of the avocado turns brown.

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