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5 dishes everyone should know how to cook, according to Gordon Ramsay

For many people, cooking can seem like a daunting task. It can be hard to properly learn how to cook when you're busy working (or watching Netflix). Thankfully, Gordon Ramsay is here to tell you the top five dishes you should master right now!

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Ramsay, best known for his chef expertise and never holding back his opinion, took to Reddit last week to answer questions. When asked "In your opinion, what are 5 dishes that everyone needs to know how to cook?" Here's what he answered:

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Chef Gordon Ramsay participates in AOL's BUILD Speaker Series to discuss discusses his new MasterChef mobile game at AOL Studios on Wednesday, June 22, 2016, in New York.

1. A great burger

"Everyone enjoys a great burger," Ramsay wrote. "So that’s really important." Even Ramsay knows there's nothing better than a burger! It's an American classic for a reason.

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2. A healthy breakfast

For breakfast, Ramsay was sure to include the word healthy. It's easy to go for the cereal box when you're in a hurry, but don't. Though breakfast may not be the most important meal, it's important to start your day feeling great! "Whether it’s poached eggs, smashed avocado, or an amazing omelette. Now that is crucial!" said Ramsay.

3. A braising dish

A braising dish may seem hard to master, but the task isn't as scary as you think. "It's the kind of thing you can cook on a Monday and still eat on Friday," said Ramsay, citing braised short ribs as an example. Only Ramsay could make leftovers sound cool...

4. A chicken dish

"Then from a healthy point of view," Ramsay said, "a chicken dish, in terms of a white protein, would be a go to favorite." Chicken is a great option because it's easy to cook and so versatile!

5. A great dessert

Now this is one we can really rally around. "Taking amazing desserts, Ramsay said, "as a gift, to somebody and eating it with them is so much more enjoyable then buying them a scarf, or a jumper, or a pair of socks." We couldn't agree more; desserts are made to be shared!

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