So you want to know how to cook! And you're starting from scratch. (Unless Top Ramen counts?) Your kitchen consists of a college mug, one big bowl that you use for cereal, and a frying pan that's kind of...flaking? The task of stocking a kitchen, let alone cooking in it, seems insurmountable.
We're here to help. In honor of our Dansk Kisco Dinnerware, the starter dinnerware set to rule all starter dinnerware sets (it packs four 4-piece place settings for less than $80!), we've gathered a little rah, rah, rah for you, in the form of twelve basics for your kitchen and table.
But first, the Food52 team rounded up our best, most basic cooking advice. And we're talking basic. Six words basic. Presenting:
(You got us, the last one is eight words—but it's a really good one. And be sure to share your own 6-word advice in the comments!)
Now it's your turn. What would you recommend for the beginner cook to stock in their kitchen? Then tell us your best, most basic cooking advice in six words or less. Go!
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