buzzfeed.com – For those of you who don’t know, Harold McGee is a writer who focuses on the intersection of cooking and science.
So here are 12 of his most brilliantly nerdy cooking tips (and some busted misconceptions) that’ll make you a better cook:
1. As soon as you drain your boiled veggies, coat them in oil to prevent them from drying out.
2. If you’re making a creamy sauce that’s made with an acidic ingredient (like wine or lemon juice), use heavy cream instead of milk to prevent it from curdling.