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TheDailyMeal: Common Mistakes That You May Be Making in the Kitchen

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Boiling When You’re Supposed to Be Simmering

"I am as impatient as it gets in the kitchen when I am in a hurry, but rushing some things could cost you a trip to the store [because you’ll have to start over]. If something should simmer for 45 minutes, it's not going to cook the same if you turn up the heat and try to speed things up by boiling for 15 minutes," says Monroe-Williams. Simmering allows flavors to develop, and by boiling instead, your results could be dry, tough, or flavorless.

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