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Chefs Reveal The Biggest Mistakes Home Cooks Make

05/05/2015 12:59 EDT | Updated 05/25/2015 12:59 EDT

Failure's a cruel teacher, particularly in the kitchen, but it's often what separates cooks from the chefs and the pros from the amateurs. It's not a question of how many mistakes cooks make, but a matter of what they learn from their errors.

After all, sometimes it takes a few burnt ingredients to teach you that adding oil to a hot pan instead of a cold pan will be the difference maker between dinner and a charred mess.

Alternatively, you could watch the video above and listen in on the nuggets of wisdom that chefs like Stefano Faita, Nadia G, or Duff Goldman have amassed after years of cooking professionally. It's probably a lot easier than scrubbing clean a burnt pan.

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