THE BLOG 7 Obscure Kitchen Tricks You Should Know 05/26/2011 02:38 pm ET | Updated Jul 26, 2011 135 Joshua Stokes Grillachef.com These are some simple concepts to make your time in the kitchen a little easier. . . 7 Obscure Kitchen Tricks You Should Know 7 Obscure Kitchen Tricks You Should Know 1 of 7 Cut Your Chopping Time If a recipe charges you with the task of "slicing thinly", remember to double up when you can - just cut the initial ingredient in half and lay the two halves next to each other. It seems very self-explanatory, I know, but it is more about the mentality than it is the practice. Learning to recognize when you can make things move faster in the kitchen will make cooking a more accessible practice. Share this slide: Follow Joshua Stokes on Twitter: www.twitter.com/GrillaChef More: Kitchen Tips Cod Joshua Stokes Dulce De Leche FOLLOW HUFFPOST facebook twitter GET THE NEWSLETTER Enter your email address to get top stories and blog posts emailed to you each day. FOLLOW HUFFPOST HuffPost HuffPost HuffingtonPost Available on the App Store Android App on Google Play Get it at Blackberry App World HUFFPOST NEWSLETTERS Enter your email address to get top stories and blog posts emailed to you each day. Get top stories and blog posts emailed to me each day. Newsletters may offer personalized content or advertisements. Learn More.