From David Lebovitz: 10 Ways To Improve Your Cooking

You can read recipes and watch Food Network until you're blue in the face, but improving your actual cooking skills and quality of your food is something that is best done one one step at a time, little bit-by little bit. Here to help is David Lebovitz who has made a top 10 list of things you can do to up your game in the kitchen.

Some of the suggestions from David are:

• Use fresh herbs.
• Upgrade your oil.
• Use shallots. Lots and lots of shallots.
• Keep a good amount of decent bittersweet or semisweet chocolate on hand.
• Re-think your vinegar

You can find the rest of the list, including a great explanation as to why he stands firmly planted behind each upgrade or idea over at his blog post:

10 Easy Ways To Improve Your Cooking at David Lebovitz

Oh, and just in case you missed it, don't forget to check out our tour of his Paris kitchen!

Are there one or two things that really make a difference in your kitchen and cooking? Whether it's on the above list or not, let us know in the comments below. The little things really do make all the difference!

Related: David Lebovitz Turns Popovers into Sugared Puffs

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Sarah Trover has lived all across the Midwest and currently calls the hot dog-laden city of Chicago home. She rides scooters and seeks out kitchens that make the best pie.

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