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Try Something New Every Day
Whether it's cooking something new or just tasting something new, trying something out is the secret to cooking well—and the secret to life, in some ways, is to keep tasting. Try a new ingredient every day, if you can, and do your research. There's so much out there to explore. We live in a country that has access to so many extraordinary things. So many tastes. Even me—I eat for a living, and there's a trillion things I still want to try.