The weekend is upon us, which means you might actually have time to do some cooking. But rather than fall back on your signature chicken parm recipe, why not use it as an opportunity to learn something new and expand your artillery?

We’ve already covered awesome kitchen hacks and the secrets of incredible meals on toast. This week, our friends at Complex City Guide have an excellent guide to “25 Things Everyone Should Be Able to Do in the Kitchen” that’s well worth a read—even if just to make sure that you don’t have a culinary blind spot that you weren’t even aware of.

Some of the tasks and recipes are pretty straightforward, like cutting an onion without looking like you’ve been watching The Notebook, while others are a little more offbeat. We don’t disagree, though—if you can’t make spaghetti carbonara or a decent chili without an iPhone in your palm for help, then who are you, really?

Head over to Complex to read the whole list.