Here's Why Ina Garten Says You Should Never Buy Breadcrumbs

Celebrity chef Ina Garten is a godsend for her fans because she's full of cooking tips meant to save time or increase the chances of cooking success. For example, according to Bon Appétit, Garten is a big fan of seasoning dishes with a single, simple ingredient: salt. She believes that adding salt to everything, including something as basic as oatmeal, makes the dish taste a lot better. It's a step that can often be overlooked. Garten explains, "Most people don't do their oatmeal with salt, and I think that without it, it just tastes like wallpaper paste."

Garten is also a fan of doing research ahead of time, so a cook isn't setting themselves up for disaster. She tells her fans to study a recipe from start to finish before jumping into any kind of prep work. A thoughtful action like this can go a long way in preventing last-minute disasters. Another tip? The chef suggests that it's wise to make your breadcrumbs at home instead of rushing to a store to make an extra purchase.

Ina Garten says homemade breadcrumbs have better flavor and texture

For Ina Garten, getting breadcrumbs from the store is totally unnecessary. She says you'll be a lot happier with the results if you prepare them at home. "This is one of those times when homemade is better than store bought. Store-bought breadcrumbs are dry and (homemade) have much more flavor and much more crunch," Garten told the Food Network.

A home chef vouched for this idea on Reddit, writing that breadcrumbs that come out of a tube bought at a store taste like cardboard. "Think about how gross stale bread is. That's what you're using + a bunch of filler other s*** when you use store-bought bread crumbs," they wrote. It's not too difficult either. All you need to do is to cut bread into pieces and toss them into a food processor to make breadcrumbs. So easy! Well, it's settled then. Take Garten's advice, and that of an anonymous Redditor. Save time, effort, and money. Don't go to the store. Just grab some bread butt-ends and make your own crumbs. Your dinner guests will thank you.