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30 Kitchen Skills Everyone Should Know by 30

Eat This, Not That! Logo By © Provided by Eat This, Not That! of Eat This, Not That! | Slide 1 of 31: By Dana Leigh Smith&The Editors of Eat This, Not That!Trade in your Chipotle order for an apron! It's time to act like a "grown-up" and learn how to master some basic kitchen skills!Growing up in a small town, I knew I was a bit sheltered. However, nothing I've seen since moving to New York City could have prepared me for what happened when my friend, Julie, spent the night at my apartment."Do you want omelets for breakfast?" I asked her that morning.She nodded yes and I dutifully began pulling together the necessary ingredients. When I tried to hand off the spatula to her so I could hop in the shower, Julie dropped a major bomb: She had zero idea how to make an omelet—despite the fact that she was a college educated 27-year-old women. I was floored.I'm going to go out on a limb and make the assumption that I'm not the only one who thinks this simply isn't okay. There are just certain things one must know how to do in the kitchen before they enter the third decade of their life—and making an omelet is one of them. (You best believe I gave Julie a lesson then and there!)In an era when it's totally plausible to live off drive-thru grub and pre-made supermarket food for all of eternity, you may be so curious why I'm so adamant about this. Well, I'll tell you: Not only will cooking more and ordering in less save you a ton of dough, it will also give you more control over the ingredients and calories that wind up on your plate. This is a huge benefit in your life, whether it's when you find yourself trying to lose 10 pounds or wanting to ward off diet-related diseases like diabetes and high blood pressure.Convinced you need to up your cooking game? Good! Now, read on to find out which skills you need to know—and exactly how to master each one—by the time the big 3-0 rolls around. Happy cooking...and happy eating!

30 Kitchen Skills Everyone Should Know by 30

By Dana Leigh Smith&The Editors of Eat This, Not That!

Trade in your Chipotle order for an apron! It's time to act like a "grown-up" and learn how to master some basic kitchen skills!

Growing up in a small town, I knew I was a bit sheltered. However, nothing I've seen since moving to New York City could have prepared me for what happened when my friend, Julie, spent the night at my apartment.

"Do you want omelettes for breakfast?" I asked her that morning.

She nodded yes and I dutifully began pulling together the necessary ingredients. When I tried to hand off the spatula to her so I could hop in the shower, Julie dropped a major bomb: She had zero idea how to make an omelette—despite the fact that she was a college educated 27-year-old women. I was floored.

I'm going to go out on a limb and make the assumption that I'm not the only one who thinks this simply isn't okay. There are just certain things one must know how to do in the kitchen before they enter the third decade of their life—and making an omelette is one of them. (You best believe I gave Julie a lesson then and there!)

In an era when it's totally plausible to live off drive-thru grub and pre-made supermarket food for all of eternity, you may be so curious why I'm so adamant about this. Well, I'll tell you: Not only will cooking more and ordering in less save you a ton of dough, it will also give you more control over the ingredients and calories that wind up on your plate. This is a huge benefit in your life, whether it's when you find yourself trying to lose 10 pounds or wanting to ward off diet-related diseases like diabetes and high blood pressure.

Convinced you need to up your cooking game? Good! Now, read on to find out which skills you need to know—and exactly how to master each one—by the time the big 3-0 rolls around. Happy cooking...and happy eating!

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