Gordon Ramsay Breaks Down His 10 ‘Incredibly Useful Cooking Tips’

05/09/2016 at 10:52 AM ET


If there’s anyone you should be taking your culinary advice from, it’s Gordon Ramsay.

In a video posted on his YouTube channel, the celebrity chef gives 10 of his best cooking tips, including one particularly useful piece of advice for getting your produce ripe and ready to eat ASAP.

RELATED: Gordon Ramsay Challenges Bobby Flay to a Culinary Throwdown: ‘I Can’t Wait to Beat His Ass’

“If you have fruit that’s not perfectly ripe, the tip is to put a banana in a paper bag, then add your unripe fruit,” he says. “Put it in a dark place and the banana will speed up the ripening process of the other fruit.” It’s true, bananas are abundant in a gas called ethylene, which ripens fruit faster. Genius!

And if it’s the prepping of fruits and veggies that stresses you out, he’s got you covered there too, showing off his foolproof techniques to handling foods like mango, kiwi, bell peppers and fresh herbs (which he pronounces the English way with a hard “h,” lending him even more authority in our minds).

RELATED: You’ve Been Cutting Watermelon the Wrong Way All This Time: THIS Is How It’s Done

Gordon Ramsay

Gordon Ramsay

Gordon Ramsay

RELATED: Learn How to Chop Vegetables Like a Pro

For the more carnivorous amongst us, Ramsay also has a tip for getting maximum flavor out of your meat: score it. That is, cut deep slits in the meat so your marinade can penetrate into it, rather than just on the outside.

Gordon Ramsay

Other one-off tips include how to boil potatoes properly (start from cold water) and using lemon juice to get rid of residual heat on your fingers from chili peppers and to keep foods like avocados and apples fresher longer.

We’re ready to get in the kitchen now.

Shay Spence

Share this story:

Your reaction:

Add A Comment

PEOPLE.com reserves the right to remove comments at their discretion.

Showing 1 comments

myuntidydesk on

He forgot to say insult people without mercy.

From Our Partners

Sign up for our daily newsletter and other special offers.
    Choose your newsletters
Thank you for signing up! Your request may take up to one week to be processed.
    see all newsletters