We all have that friend who’s ‘lost in the kitchen’ as some of our grandmothers put it. Said friend can barely boil water, manages to make an enormous mess in the kitchen every time they so much as open the fridge, and includes Ramen as a staple of their diet. Although I wouldn’t consider myself that far gone, I know my cooking skills could use some work. These tips on cooking rice, chopping an onion (the right way), sharpening a knife, deboning a fish, and cooking pasta are must-knows for any aspiring kitchen connoisseur. Or for people who just want to avoid starving to death during their single years.