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How NOT to Cook – Common Cooking Mistakes & How to Avoid Them

Most of the cookbooks I find on techniques teach you How To Cook, but there are only a few that teach you How NOT to Cook.

Years ago I thought it would be fun to look at some of the most basic cooking techniques used every day and the common mistakes we make when doing them.  You will be surprised at how many mistakes we all make that you didn’t know about.

I was planning on publishing this collection of articles as a cookbook but decided it would be more helpful to post them on my website instead so I can get your feedback and add new chapter in the future. Over the next few months, I plan to introduce these posts describing common cooking mistakes we make all the time in our kitchens and how to avoid them.

I hope you enjoy this new section of The Reluctant Gourmet.com, comment on some of your own cooking mistakes and please share this page with your friends and family.

How NOT to Cook with Water – Boiling

April 19, 2018 0 Comments
How NOT to Cook with Water – Boiling

The Boiling Technique Mistakes Boiling occurs when water reaches 212F (100C).  There are a couple of caveats that come with that, however.  First, the temperature 212F (100C) applies only to water.  Other liquids boil at slightly different temperatures. Second, that temperature holds true at sea level.  For every 500 feet above sea level you go, […]

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How NOT to Cook Pasta

April 16, 2018 1 Comment
How NOT to Cook Pasta

  How Not To Cook Pasta & Tips for Perfect Pasta Thanks to the great American melting pot, pasta is a staple in the United States.  When “spaghetti and meatballs” turns up on children’s menus, you know that what was once brought over by Italian immigrants is now as American as apple pie. I’d be […]

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How Not To Cook

April 11, 2018 1 Comment
How Not To Cook

How Not To Cook – Common Cooking Mistakes & How to Avoid Them A while back I started writing a cookbook, How NOT to Cook – Common Cooking Mistakes & How to Avoid Them. I wrote about a dozen chapters on mistakes I’ve made over the years and how I ultimately learned the right way […]

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