Get Your Knife Work Right

Cooking usually means cutting. To keep things safe, first make sure that your knife, I recommend getting a good chef’s knife, is sharp. Sharp knives take less work to cut food and are a lot less likely to cut you.

From there, look up some good tutorials that famous chefs have put online: learning to cut safely and consistently will save you time and, just as importantly, improve your food. For example, evenly-sized pieces of meat or vegetable will all cook evenly.