Some people are brilliant natural cooks, other people, not so much. The good news is that cooking skills can indeed be learnt and taught. So how you can start improving your cooking skills? Start by reading this post!
Cook A Lot
The more you cook, the better you can expect to get. If you use the excuse of not being very good, then you’ll never give yourself the chance to improve. Even if you’re sure something will be a disaster, just try it anyway. Better yet, convince yourself it won’t be a disaster and you might be surprised. Do it with other people and even your kids to make it more fun. There’s a very old saying, ‘practice makes perfect’. It’s true!
Invest in Kitchen Utensils and Appliances
A good workman never blames his tools. This is true; you can’t blame having the wrong appliances for being a bad chef. However, they can make you slightly better and make the job easier. Not only that, it’ll become more enjoyable! Do a little research on the best kitchen utensils and appliances and decide what’s important to you.
Watch Tutorials Online
There are plenty of tutorials online, many of which you can watch for free. Copy them as they go and see what you come up with. You’ll pick up some great tips along the way which you can start to use when you’re cooking on your own. Why not find out the best way to cook a rump steak, or even a classic like spaghetti bolognese?
Read Instructions and Recipes Carefully
Read instructions and recipes carefully so as not to make any mistakes. Pretty soon you won’t need to read them and will be able to cook many things on your own, from scratch. There are lots of recipe books you can get, and even just books on how to be a good cook. Read these cover to cover. The more information you retain, the better you’ll be in the kitchen.
When you feel more confident, start experimenting with your food. Put things together of your own accord; anything you think might be nice. That’s how chefs come up with their dishes in the first place. Put your own twist on tried and tested recipes if you think it’ll work. Have fun with it!
Work on Presentation
When you’re a better cook and you feel your food tastes much nicer, you can begin to work on presentation. Despite what you may think, presentation does matter. People eat with their eyes just as much as they do with their mouths, so bear that in mind. If something looks disgusting, they aren’t going to want to eat it. You can try different techniques when it comes to presentation, but that’s a whole different blog post! One tip I will give, is: use a white plate. White plates show off the food better and look cleaner.
Hopefully, you found this post helpful and your cooking skills will improve as a result. Lots of luck to you (and anybody you have over for dinner)!
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