A very basic need of human life – food is what we all like to indulge in. But what really matters is how well versed are we in making dishes for eating and satisfying ours as well as others’ taste buds. In the modern day world, the call of the times is such that, the once considered fact of ‘cooking’ being the sole chore and responsibility of the women of the house is no longer applicable. In the modern times, it has been, in fact, seen that men are more in love with the art of cooking, and more and more cafes as well as restaurants are employing men chefs than the womenfolk. The underlying fact of this is being born as human and having been blessed with all our superior capacities that sets us apart from the other creatures of the earth, we also are in a position to exercise our abilities of the brain in order to make a meal for ourselves, that is not too difficult a task as believed by the individuals who are not aware of the nitty gritties of the art. However, the good news is that even without having somebody to make us get acquainted with the basics of this art, we can nonetheless become a good cook if we go through the following methods, which will make us figure out how to learn cooking in one of the best possible manners.
- Listen to the inner instincts about your knowledge of the taste of food: It is always possible that by now, having had the food made by other persons, the inner instinct of food taste has already been formed in you. It is just that being disinterested in the art, all the while made you pay a deaf ear to it. But now that you have decided to put your cooking skills to the test, it is always advisable to listen to the gut instinct of yours and trust it, as far as the knowledge regarding the taste of different food is concerned and go by it. In fact, it is the first and foremost principle of cooking that the novice cooks are advised to abide by. You have to find out which are the food that you most love as well as which, according to you, are the ones that can be made and would taste good. These are bound to be there by instinct in you, it is merely the fact that you have not had the time to bother about them, till the time you set about to making the first ever meal in your life. What you can do regarding this is to first and foremost jot down about your feelings regarding food after being cooked as well as what all according to you, will taste better and then you would have formed a better idea about the concept of the taste of food.
- Get hold of books to inspire you to cook: Do not be tempted as a new cook to get hold of every book on cooking that you come across. At this rate, it will only drive you crazy, instead of giving you any useful information or motivation to cook. What you can do in this is to buy books which appeal to you and those that have excellent pictures of food that you like to indulge in.
- Take your own time to go through the information given in the cookery book: As one goes through any other book, it is also required that you go through a book on cooking by sitting at a quiet location to read through the information given in the book. Even if you are not able to make any sense of the high sounding terminology given in that book, do not fret. With the passage of time, everything would become clearer as well as comprehensible to you within no time. Rather, what one must do at the beginning is to feel the aromas or the look of the food given in the book on cooking. Always know that a good book on cooking is one where the author’s own personal experiences regarding the very first time he or she had made the very first meal is given, including the disasters and stories of how the very first time he or she created a mess of cooking the food. In fact, it is the very first aspect to motivate one to know how to learn cooking on their own.
- Begin with learning the terminology first and foremost: After you have had all the inspiration from the book on cooking, it is time for you to learn about the technical terminologies as the basic ones, such as to baste, to fry, to grill, to julienne, to sauté and so on. These should be found in the book on cooking that you read through. In case, it does not, then you can browse through the online sites for grasping their meaning.