5 Old-School Cooking Tips Everyone Should Know
Jacques Pépin has written more than 25 cookbooks—and in his latest, A Grandfather's Lessons
, the 81-year-old shares his best time-tested advice.
The Cheapest, Quickest, Most Uniform Slices
The egg slicer is a $4 kitchen gadget that no one seems to buy anymore—but Pépin makes the case for keeping one of these helpful tools around. Yes, they're great for speedily and evenly slicing a hard-boiled egg for salads or sandwiches; however, Pépin also uses them for much more. The gadget is ideal for turning strawberries into just the right thickness for strawberry shortcake, and you can also put it to work on mushrooms, bananas, avocados or other soft(ish) foods.