These 20 cooking tips from chef Gordon Ramsay will improve your cooking drastically

3. Pull the leaf of a pineapple to check if the fruit is already ripe

A pineapple is of course the best when it is well ripe, but how can you easily check this? All you have to do is pull the leaf at the top of the pineapple. Does it come off easily? Then your pineapple is ripe. Is it difficult for you to pull the leaf off? Then your pineapple is not quite ripe yet.

4. Cut hot peppers? Wash your hands with lemon juice

Just washing your hands after cutting a pepper will not get you there. The juices are still there in your hands and when you touch your face later in the day you will feel it. That burning sensation will last for a while. To prevent is better than to cure. Gordon Ramsay says you can prevent this burning sensation by washing your hands with lemon juice. Washing your hands with lemon juice after cutting a pepper neutralizes the sharpness and prevents the burning sensation from spreading. So when you go to rub your eyes later, the lemon juice will have prevented them from burning.

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