Three Tips for New Cooks

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A marketing professional, Jason Altzman joined the Aero Marketing Group in 2004 and oversees operations and client relations as a managing principal. In his spare time, Jason Altzman enjoys cooking.

If you are new to cooking, consider these tips from esteemed chefs and food television personalities.

1. Cook pasta properly.

Instead of boiling pasta as directed by package instructions, cook it one minute less. According to Iron Chef America Mario Batali, you should cook your pasta for the last minute in the sauce until al dente.

2. Use schmaltz.

Also known as chicken fat, schmaltz creates richness when added to a dish. The ingredient has a deeper flavor than duck fat and works well for poaching fish. Chef Tony Maws of Craigie On Main states that it complements nearly all recipes.

3. Sprinkle salt and pepper like it is snowing.

Harvest Chef Mary Dumont says you should sprinkle salt and pepper like it is snowing. Making sure to evenly coat your meat and fish, this method reduces the likelihood of creating clumps of spice that result in overseasoning one particular area.


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