10 Tips for the Home Cook from Professional Kitchens


It’s my dream to one day go to culinary school. I don’t know in what capacity, but I feel as though that background and learning would make me better at what I do. Recently, Lauren Shockey was able to get some first-hand experience on her “dream year” post culinary school, which she chronicled in her book Four Kitchens, and she’s sharing the take-homes to help us all be better home cooks.

Keep reading to learn the tips she gleaned by working in some of the most prestigious kitchens in New York, Tel Aviv, Vietnam and Paris.

Get the five remaining tips for home cooks at The Daily Meal, and check out this fabulous chocolate cake recipe.

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