Born into a Sicilian-Greek household it's no wonder Michael Symon grew to love distinctive and bold flavors. Today, whether he's opening restaurants or busy serving as an Iron Chef on The Food Network, Michael Symon is always cooking something up. If you're a fan of The Chew, you've seen him share his expertise with the world, creating countless dishes on screen while offering helpful tips for the grocery store and the kitchen.
Now, as he debuts his latest cookbook, Michael Symon's 5 in 5: 5 Fresh Ingredients + 5 Minutes = 120 Fantastic Dinner, Symon also tells us his exclusive insider secrets on everything from shopping to prepping to cooking. Along the way, we learned to navigate the kitchen like a pro.
Check out the slideshow above for 15 things we learned from Chef Michael Symon.