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22 bad cooking habits that you need to stop now

The Daily Meal Logo By Holly Van Hare of The Daily Meal | Slide 1 of 23: You might not be a Michelin-starred chef, but you probably think you at least somewhat know what you’re doing in the kitchen. Simple dishes like scrambled eggs and stir-fry might be easy for you to whip up without even using a recipe. And you know some common food preparation slip-ups could make you sick. But there are some bad habits you probably don’t even notice.Lots of home cooks have bad habits that they didn’t think were doing any damage, but that have been changing the quality and taste of their food. Cooking chicken might seem easy, but there are dozens of lazy habits that can turn a juicy, flavorful chicken breast into a bland, chewy mess. And as much as you think you know about herbs and seasonings, there are probably some errors you’re making in how and when to use them. And yes — some of these habits could even be dangerous. Here are the bad cooking habits you need to stop right now.

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You might not be a Michelin-starred chef, but you probably think you at least somewhat know what you’re doing in the kitchen. Simple dishes like scrambled eggs and stir-fry might be easy for you to whip up without even using a recipe. And you know some common food preparation slip-ups could make you sick. But there are some bad habits you probably don’t even notice.

Lots of home cooks have bad habits that they didn’t think were doing any damage, but that have been changing the quality and taste of their food. Cooking chicken might seem easy, but there are dozens of lazy habits that can turn a juicy, flavorful chicken breast into a bland, chewy mess. And as much as you think you know about herbs and seasonings, there are probably some errors you’re making in how and when to use them. And yes — some of these habits could even be dangerous. Here are the bad cooking habits you need to stop right now.

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