These are great ideas/tips for cooking! I am guilty of some of these - like not searing and over-crowding! 15 Cooking Tips from Restaurant Chefs. A list of some of their secrets that will benefit any home cooking guide
In his Broken Flower series photographer Jon Shireman soaked various kinds of flowers in a liquid nitrogen bath for up to 30 minutes before using a special spring-loaded contraption to slam them against a surface at high speed.