Restaurant chefs almost always start cooking a piece of protein …

Comment on How to Cook a Steak Perfectly Every Time by Molly.

Restaurant chefs almost always start cooking a piece of protein in a pan and finish it by putting that pan in the oven. There’s no other way. We also run our ovens at 500F almost all the time.

Frankly, what you’ve described is the most basic, simple technique for cooking steak. There’s no “copying” a technique as straightforward as this.

Malcolm Bedell is co-author of the critically acclaimed “Eating in Maine: At Home, On the Town, and On the Road,” as well as the taco-centric blog “Eat More Tacos,” and the junk food-centric “Spork & Barrel.” His contributions include Serious Eats, Down East, L.A. Weekly, The Guardian, and The Huffington Post and his food truck, “‘Wich, Please,” was named “Hottest Restaurant in Maine” for 2015 by Eater. Finally, he finds it very silly to be trying to write this in the third person.