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Equipment and Materials
Optional Equipment and Materials
Key Idea 1
Cooking should be thought of as a series of steps, or stages, that include shopping, preparation, service, and cleanup.
Key Idea 2
Your prep list should also be organized: jobs that can, or need to be done in advance—perhaps even days in advance—should be at the top of your list. Complex tasks should be broken down into simple steps. And related jobs, those that use the same set of tools, techniques, or ingredients should be grouped together.
Key Idea 3
Take a moment to think about the job you're about to do and how you'll get it done. Pay attention to small details like how you'll arrange your work space and the tools you'll need.
Key Idea 4
Think about how you can break the job down into the simplest possible steps. You want to do the same step over and over until you've done the whole batch. Working in this way, will help you work fast and work clean.