For a large number of people, cooking is a hard process. In order to get to its core, you have to find the right approach. In the beginning, you will have to put a certain amount of effort, in order to get the desired result. We offer you an original instruction for beginner cooks, which can help you learn cooking delicious, pretty and healthy meals.
1. Cook with Pleasure
If the activity seems boring and every time you are in a rush to finish and get out of the kitchen, the results won’t be among the best. Pick a moment when you are in a good mood, have enough free time and get down to working. There’s an opinion that the cook’s emotions during food preparation transfer to those who later eat it. That’s why you can do the following: play your favourite music, remember a pleasant moment and you will feel that culinary is, in fact, a pleasurable exercise.
2. Organisation of Your Workspace
The next very important step is the right organisation of the working space. If you took the firm decision to learn how to cook, look around. Blunt knives, rusty pans and burnt pots don’t belong in your kitchen. Replace the old worn-out utensils with new and modern ones. Pick quality knives and grates. Get yourselves some helpers, such as a kitchen robot, a blender and other useful gadgets.
3. Clean as You Go
The good chefs are good if they make a complete mess in the kitchen. The great chefs clean after themselves. Make sure you have your cooking appliances, such as ovens, stovetops, utensils scrubbed of the grimy stains. If not, it will seriously affect the taste of your meals. What’s more, dirty ovens tend to heat slower, meaning you won’t be able to follow a recipe by the numbers if you are still a beginner and you don’t know how to experiment or make changes. So, keep your cooker’s grates, racks, knobs and chamber in a tip-top condition.
4. Start Simple
Pick a dish which you want to cook. You don’t have to begin with complicated recipes. Start with making the regular daily portions, but treat the whole process of their preparation with responsibility. You can just cook a salad for starters. Figure out the ingredients, pay attention to the sequence of actions during its cooking and just do it.
5. Quality Ingredients are Key
A guarantee for a delicious meal are the high-quality and carefully picked products. Buy the necessary ingredients only from trusted places. Pay attention to the expiry dates. Do not forget, that before cooking a meal, you should carefully wash, clean and prep all the products, which you will use. Try to follow the chosen recipe strictly. You can experiment at a later stage of your development as a cook, not until you get a sense of self-confidence in what you do and your own abilities.
During cooking do not distract yourselves with other actions and do not get out from the kitchen. Concentrate on the meal completely. Sometimes just a moment of distraction results in a burnt or boiled-over dish. Pick recipes, which have the whole process thoroughly described, just because, for example, frying vegetables is one thing, but sautéing them is an entirely different matter and it needs a whole other approach.
7. Time to Experiment
You can allow yourselves to experiment in the kitchen, when you have dozens of cooked meals behind your back. First add an ingredient of your choice to the recipe. Something that’s not on the necessary list. Then try to combine the products in different ways. Do not be afraid to not live up to the expectations. If you pick quality products, there can hardly be something wrong with it. This way, you will gradually move towards creating your own culinary masterpieces, for which you an proudly say are your own copyright.
We wish you luck in your cooking adventures. Feel free to share with us in the comments below an interesting variation of a famous recipe, you’ve found out during your time in the kitchen.