Cooking recipe is a suggestion, baking recipe is an instruction.
Stop cooking with extra virgin olive oil; it is not some ‘better’ version of olive oil.
Extra Virgin has an extremely low smoke point, so cooking with it often leads to burnt food and a smoky kitchen. It is intended for dressing and garnishing. Regular olive oil has a much higher smoke point and is meant for cooking. They are not the same.
If a recipe says 2 gloves of garlic it means 5
Clean as you go! Done with the cutting board? Wash it or put it away before you move on to the next step. A clean kitchen makes your life way easier.
A lot of the time when people add salt to a dish because they think it tastes flat, what it really needs is an acid like lemon juice or vinegar
When you grab a pair of tongs, click them a few times to make sure they are tongs
When a dish calls for a certain amount of wine, it is recommended to consume an equal amount of wine whilst cooking said dish
Not really a cooking tip, but a law of the kitchen: A falling knife has no handle
Hot metal looks the same as cold metal.
The amount of garlic flavor is dependent on WHEN you add the garlic. Add it early for light flavor, add it late for bold flavor.