Most of us learn to cook through trial and error, the Food Network, or being forced to feed ourselves when no one else will do it. So naturally, no one’s born knowing how to sauté chicken, or blanch vegetables. Here are some basic (but useful) cooking techniques chefs use every day, but the rest of us rarely pick up.
#6: Sous vide 101. How much did you know already? Alton Brown’s “Good Eats” is a good show – last I heard, most was available on Netflix.