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Whether you’ve got a Michelin star to your name or are just cooking for the family, you’re bound to make a mistake in the kitchen from time to time. Undercooking, overcooking, too much seasoning, not enough – even the most basic of meals can sometimes be a minefield. However, there are some common blunders which really should be avoided.

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1. Removing chili seeds to remove the heat

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We’ve all heard that deseeding a chili can curtail the intensity of its spicy taste. This, however, is actually a fallacy. Undoubtedly, the seeds can certainly have a kick – but no more so than the rest of the chili. So really, there’s no need to waste your time with this finicky task.

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