The French phrase "mise en place" translates to "everything is ready." For smooth sailing in the kitchen, it pays to get organized before you begin cooking.
Carefully read a recipe, then gather all tools, dishes and ingredients that you'll need. There's nothing more frustrating than discovering that the
liquid measuring cup is dirty when you need it!
Chop ingredients and measure them into small bowls like they do on television. You'll be more relaxed and effective in the kitchen.