, a Directory of Culinary Arts Schools, Reveals What Mistakes to Avoid When Cooking

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In response to an article published by Business Insider,, a directory of culinary arts schools, discusses mistakes to avoid when cooking meat and other foods., a directory of culinary arts schools, discusses what mistakes to avoid when cooking and how people can cook food more efficiently.

According to a January 24th Business Insider article titled “10 Mistakes Amateurs Make When Cooking Meat,” many people have problems when cooking food, especially meat. Uncooked meat can leave bacteria on surfaces. The article says the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service advises people to use separate cutting boards for meat and produce. However, the article also advises against using old wooden cutting boards to cut raw meat. Bacteria could be able to slip through the cracks and contaminate the board from being used in the future.

Andrew Girard, a representative from, a directory of culinary arts schools, says cooking can seem like a daunting task. However, Girard says there are many ways to improve skills and cook food more efficiently. “Most people shy away from cooking because recipes could seem difficult or they are uncomfortable finding their way around the kitchen,” he says. “Cooking meat perfectly is one of the hardest things to do when first learning your way around the kitchen. However, there are some tips you can use to make sure you don’t burn the food or spoil it.”

Girard lists a few tips that can help amateurs cook better meals:

  •     Don’t overcrowd the pan or skillet because food needs space to cook.
  •     Follow directions on recipes carefully.
  •     Seal products in plastic bags before freezing them to avoid freezer burn.
  •     Make sure the cooking surface is properly coated with nonstick spray and that the pan’s coating is not peeling off. is the leading source for information on culinary degrees, culinary schools and cooking programs. Maintained by, a popular resource for job seekers and employers, helps prospective chefs, teachers, restaurant managers and culinary students find schools, jobs, and programs best suited for their needs. is an affiliate of, a similar directory featuring the art colleges.


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