Having the ability to cook your own food is an important life skill. You can save a lot of money by being able to do it, and you can then cook for other people (e.g. a significant other, your parents, et cetera). You can look up how to cook, but chances are there will be varied instructions depending on where you look. We recommend avoiding the ones that ease you in and only focus on concepts like boiling water or how to fry something. You can briefly read up on how to do these things, but learning to cook requires more than that. Let’s review three of the most important tips on learning to cook now:
Don’t Leave Kitchen
Regardless of what you are cooking, while learning you should never leave the kitchen for a second. Granted, even when you are very good at cooking, you should still remain in the kitchen as much as possible, but you do have a little more leeway for certain tasks. Staying in the kitchen helps to ensure you catch mistakes quicker, don’t end up with burnt food as often, et cetera.
Master Basic Recipes
Sometimes people make the mistake of trying to tackle complicated recipes when they are just learning to cook. Complicated comes later! We recommend picking out two or three basic recipes (e.g. a basic spaghetti sauce, fried rice, et cetera) and mastering those first. Then you will have a couple recipes under your belt to pull out when necessary! The basic part not only makes it easier as a beginning, but also helps build your confidence for the future.
Cook Food You Love
When it comes down to learning to cook, you should cook food you love to eat! You might not be able to handle complicated recipes right away, but you can still use the same ingredients and find other similar, but simpler, recipes to help. For instance, if you happen to enjoy rice and eggs, why not find a simple friend rice recipe? Enjoy pasta? Simple spaghetti recipes would be great!