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Once there are a few years of cooking for family & friends under your belt, the knowledge gained inevitably helps you develop a "Chef's Eye". This is an instinct or a "knowing" when it comes to things like finessed seasoning, effective ways to streamline prepping & work spaces, even discerning troubleshooting "secrets" (ie. a necessary ingredient in less-than-optimal condition that is still perfectly fine to use but first needs a little TLC--crystallized honey for example).

This section on Tipnut organizes all those little assorted "Food Tips" that come in handy. Some are reference materials to keep at your fingertips (ie. cookbook terminology, measurement equivalents), several answer questions such as: "Should meat & poultry be washed first before prepping?" or "Watermelon Lottery? How to tell the best one to buy from the pile!" while others share nifty hacks (how to add flavor without a smoker, instructions for wrapping butchered meat, etc.).

There's plenty here to browse through, I expect to be adding more in the near future so feel free to bookmark this page for future reference. Enjoy!

100+ Recipes For Homemade Mixes & Seasonings

Ready At A Moment’s Notice: Double Boiler In A Pinch

7 Ways To Loosen A Jar Lid That’s Stuck Tight

20 Kitchen Secrets For Those That Love ‘Em

Crystallized Honey: Why It Happens & Reviving It

Success With Bamboo Steamers: Use & Care

10 Tips For Chopping Onions Without Shedding A Tear

Steps For Success: Delicious Coffee In A French Press

Adding Flavor To Grilled Food Without A Smoker

Should Raw Meat Be Washed First? What’s Your Practice?

Test & Tweak: DIY Flavored Coffee {Creamer, Syrup, Beans}

Wine Cookery: {Kitchen Q&A}

4 Tasty Solutions To Use Up All Those Lemons

Free Gifts In A Jar Ideas, Tags & Tips

Cookbook Lingo: 101 Terms & Definitions

Zesting A Lemon: {With Commonplace Gadgets That Work}

Feasting On Pomegranates: Deseeding / Juicing / Tips

Directions For Skinning Tomatoes - Works For Peaches Too!

How Butter Should Be Stored & More Helpful Info

Kitchen Tip Quickies: 50+ Neat-To-Know Helpers & Hacks

Getting To Know Olive Oil: Shelf Life; Rancid Check & More

How To Properly Measure Food Ingredients

10 Ways To Soften Hard Brown Sugar

Cookbook Techniques: Recipe Terms For Handling Eggs

Cool Hack: Crush Garlic With A Rock & More

Herb Cookery: Vintage Information Sheet

Everything You Want To Know About Herbs & Spices

Best Practices: Poultry Handling, Planning & Prepping

Easy Homemade Produce Wash For Fruits & Veggies

How To Wrap Meat Like A Pro

Handy Hints From 1950’s Housewives { For The Kitchen }

Cookbook Insert: Common Measures & Their Equivalents

Tips For Stretching & Using Those Last Bits of Food

How To Choose A Good Watermelon: {Plus Carvings & Ideas}

How To Tell If An Egg Is Fresh

Kitchen Measurements Equivalent Conversion Chart

35+ Camping Tips, Tricks & Treats