Barefoot Contessa‘s Ina Garten is back on our Instagram feed with a new pro-level cooking tip. This time, it involves cauliflower.
“If you’ve been cutting cauliflower through the top and getting little bits all over your kitchen, I have a better way to do it!!” Garten exclaimed, with not one, but two exclamation points — so you’d better listen up.
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If you’ve been cutting cauliflower through the top and getting little bits all over your kitchen, I have a better way to do it!! And once you’ve mastered the technique, you’ll be ready to make the Cook Like a Pro sneak peek recipe I’m posting next week! #BCprotips #CookLikeaPro
In the video, Garten turns the cauliflower upside down and cuts out the core. By now, we’re already exhausted watching this video. Cut out the core of a cauliflower? Ugh, we’ll deal with the bits of cauliflower all over our kitchen counter.
But once Garten has cut the core out, the florets basically fall right off. We were wrong. You are right, always, Garten.
Garten then shows us the next step, which is to cut through the stem for “perfect florets and no mess.”
For anyone who has already preordered or plans to purchase Garten’s cookbook, Cook Like a Pro, out Oct. 23, this cauliflower technique may come in handy. According to Garten’s Instagram video caption, she’s posting a sneak-peek recipe from Cook Like a Pro next week.
This is the second recipe Garten has shared from her new cookbook ahead of its release. In July, Garten posted a tomato and avocado salad recipe to her website.
“My new book Cook Like A Pro doesn’t come out until October, but I’ve been making the Tomato & Avocado Salad so much this summer I just had to share it with you early! Hope you love it as much as I do!” Garten wrote in a tweet.
In less than one month, we’ll all be cooking like a pro. In the meantime, you can revisit Garten’s other #CookLikeAPro tips, like her corn hack, her quick-and-easy appetizer tip and her homemade crouton hack.