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This article was originally published on July 27, 2016.
We all have those friends who are mini Ina Gartens in the making — always whipping up fancy dishes and hosting dinner parties. Even if we're not there quite yet, there are some basic cooking skills that are super important in our constant quest to be real-life adults.
From chopping onions to scrambling eggs and everything in between, here are the kitchen techniques you should already know. Don't worry, we've already included tips, tricks, and recipes, just in case you're still learning.
Photographed by Daniel Castro.