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Seinfeld got her start in kitchen at an early age assisting her mom. Since, Seinfeld has educated herself with technical literature like Cooks Illustrated Magazine and the work of Harold McGee. She's even trained with some star chefs, but she believes anyone can undertake cooking with enough practice and a few quality ingredients.
Seinfeld credits her can-do cooking attitude to these early days in the kitchen and now to surrounding herself with the work of inspiring chefs, Marcella Hazan, Alice Waters and Julia Child.
Today, Seinfeld focuses on good preparation. She believes planning meals and organizing time to shop are crucial steps to master in order to make cooking a routine. She even likens it to exercise, "You just have to make time for it and not give yourself the option to blow it off," she advises.
High quality ingredients are also of the utmost importance to Seinfeld since she feels that it only takes a few great ingredients to make a tasty meal. The cookbook author swears by basic things like a great cutting board, a sharp knife, a timer, a pepper mill, kosher salt and olive oil.
Check out the slideshow above for nine essential cooking tips from Seinfeld.