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For once, Diego Alary, the former Top Chef candidate and social media star, is not sharing with us a gourmet recipe that makes us salivate. Today, he reveals some of his pro tips for impeccable organization in the kitchen. Follow these practical tips to banish inconvenient bad habits that waste time and make each preparation even more smooth and enjoyable.
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Place a sheet of absorbent paper on the work surface and dampen it with a little water, then place your cutting board on top. This will allow it to remain firmly fixed and not move when cutting food. This reduces the risk of cuts. This simple but effective tip will help you prepare your ingredients safely, avoiding unnecessary accidents.
For the second tip, take an absorbent paper, fold it in half, then in four, then in six. Then soak it in water. This paper will be used when cutting food to clean the blade without having to go back and forth to the sink. This is particularly useful when cutting different ingredients like tomatoes, meat, fish… Practical! With this tip, you will save time and energy while keeping your workspace clean and well organized.
Now let’s move on to the third tip. Take an empty jar, such as a jam jar, and fill it with water. You can put all the utensils you will need to make your recipe, such as a spatula, soup spoons, etc. This way, your work surface and your cutting board will not be cluttered, and you will be able to work in better conditions. This tip not only saves space on your workspace, but it also contributes to a more efficient kitchen, because you won’t need to search for your utensils as you prepare.
Always keep a round, square or rectangular container near your work space, such as a storage box for example. It will serve as a table trash can to put peelings, for example. With this technique, no more trips to the trash. You can also throw other waste there, such as empty packaging, bags, etc. This will allow you to keep your work surface clean and organized throughout the preparation, without having to interrupt yourself.