The kitchen fundamentals to ace your cooking/baking game

Are you a cooking enthusiast who loves to spend their time in the kitchen trying out different recipes to dazzle your loved ones? As fascinating as it sounds, culinary art is a science entailing a number of basic principles that you must be aware of to make your kitchen-time more exciting and productive. It is all about knowing those conversion metrics for temperature, weights, and volume (dry & wet), different cooking styles and times for meat-cuts, pan-size equivalents and knife-styles to use. You must be aware of these fundamentals if you want to make your culinary creations luscious and wow-worthy. Learn about these vital kitchen-basics in the infographic below to step up your baking/cooking prowess. It allows you to gain knowledge about the best time and styles for cooking your veggies, legumes, grains, and meats like beef, poultry & seafood. Know about different types of knives, and when is the best time to use them. A bread knife, a paring knife, and an all-purpose knife for chopping, slicing, cutting, dicing, carving and peeling tasks!

Do you know that it is a standard prerequisite to heat your oven to 350℉  before roasting your chicken and around 400℉  for your beef tenderloin? The chicken should ideally be placed inside the oven for about half an hour before you start roasting to get the best taste. Know about 152 basics from this informative infographic. These include interesting pointers like storage tips for shelving your grains and ways to store your meat-cuts, dairy, leftovers, hamburgers, fresh produce and salads in the refrigerator or freezer. Learn about the different types of appliances every kitchen must have. These include a food processor, blender, toaster, electric kettle and mixer. Grab a clear understanding of these essential cooking and baking rules before you head over to your kitchen and impress everyone with your culinary flair.

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