Learning to cook is a lifelong process. It will take years—a lifetime really—to know what the pros know… But there are some basics that, as an adult, you should feel comfortable with. So if you’re turning 30 soon, make sure you can master these essential skills before the clock strikes midnight. Learn the items on this list, and you’ll not only know how to make many classic, everyday meals, but you’ll also open up a whole new world of roasting, grilling, emulsifying, and baking for yourself. Read on to transition from home cook to gourmet chef.
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