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5 Tips To Becoming A Kitchen Pro, From Gordon Ramsay

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Everyone has seen Gordon Ramsay on TV at some point or another. Maybe you've seen him on Hell's Kitchen, yelling at everyone for undercooked scallops.

Or maybe you've seen him on Masterchef, being tough but helpful with all the amateur cooks in the competition.

Or maybe you've even seen him on Kitchen Nightmares, trying to understand how a restaurant with 3 items on the menu can still manage to screw up every order it sends out.

But what we can sometimes lose sight of in the craziness of Gordon Ramsay's shows, is that he's actually an incredibly talented and well-respected chef.

Here are some pro-tips from Ramsay himself to help you become a Masterchef in the kitchen!

Roll Your Herbs

Ramsay shows home cooks in a YouTube tutorial that rolling your soft herbs (like basil) to chop them helps prevent you from losing all the goodness and flavor. When you chop them flat, the leaves "bleed" their goodness onto the cutting board, but rolling them allows for a cleaner cut.

Ripen Fruit Quickly

Bananas go ripe quickly, so they can actually help speed up the process for other fruits. Add a banana to a paper bag along with whatever fruit you need ripened and you will get fast results!

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