LANGEBAAN, SOUTH AFRICA - MARCH 20: South African chef Isabella Niehaus prepares a plate of food during her Langtafel Op Die Duin (Long Table On The Dune) dining experience in her home on March 20, 2022 in Langebaan, South Africa. The award-winning chef and cookbook publisher opens her home for Sunday lunchtime feasts, bringing together strangers seated at long tables to experience multiple courses of dishes based on her own recipes, paired with local Cape wines. The resort town, with white sandy beaches surrounding the clear waters, is a popular destination for both visitors from nearby Cape Town and water sport enthusiasts. (Photo by David Silverman/Getty Images)

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The Restaurant Cooking Technique Chefs Want You To Use At Home
Home cooking may be more relaxed than working in a professional kitchen, but it's still important to employ some proper chef habits and techniques. One such practice is Mise en Place, which means preparing your ingredients ahead of time so that you don't ignore any steps and can focus on actually cooking.
Another technique to get comfortable with is two-step or two-level cooking, which involves using both your stovetop and your oven. This can be useful for dishes like breaded chicken cutlets — the best way to ensure an even cook inside and out is by throwing meat that was mostly cooked on a pan into the oven to finish.
You might already be doing two-step cooking without realizing it, like searing short ribs before covering them in a red wine sauce and putting them in the oven to braise. If you want to try this technique, make sure you're using oven-safe pans, like stainless steel or cast iron, and check what temperature they're safe to.