This Gourmand’s Guide Breaks Down 18 Different Cooking Techniques

For everyone reading this who doesn’t know poaching from braising, or who has trouble remembering which cooking methods and foods are best suited to one another, there is this illustrated guide shared with us earlier this week. For anyone who’s ever wondered if they were using the right kind of cookware for the kitchen task set before them, this infographic has got your back, Jack (or Jaq, as the case may be).

Eighteen different cooking methods explained in a few words and pictures, plus a chorus line of meats, veggies, seafood, and more to prepare using each method, add up to your never again looking confused at mealtime. Just plan your menu, select a cooking technique, and get your cuisine on like a gourmand.

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