With her trademark spiky hair and a best-selling cookbook entitled Cook Like A Rock Star, Anne Burrell is definitely not your average superstar chef.
Burrell has been interested in cooking since she was young and her passion eventually lead to her to Italy, where she studied at the Italian Culinary Institute for Foreigners. The Italian culinary world has hugely influenced her own cooking, and it shows as she simplifies restaurant-quality recipes without sacrificing flavor.
Burrell has worked in some of New York City's top restaurants like Felidia, Savoy, Lumi and Centro Vinoteca, and went on to join Mario Batali as his sous chef on Iron Chef America before hosting a range of Food Network shows herself. Now, Burrell shares her experiences and expertise with us! From what you should make instead of chicken breast to six staples you should keep on hand, learn 14 secrets from the master chef.
Check out the slideshow above for 14 insider tips to cook like a pro.