You may enjoy cooking or you may find it to be a chore that is time consuming and messy. Either way, most people could probably stand to learn a few things in the kitchen and become better cooks. Whether you live alone and would like to stop eating out as much in an effort to save money, have an entire large family to cook for and you’d like to give them more variety, or you have recently gone into retirement and finally have the time to learn some new things, becoming a better cook will not only be helpful but it can also be really fun. If you know your skills in the kitchen leave something to be desired, read on. Here are 3 Tips for becoming a better cook.
Watch Cooking Shows
Watching cooking shows on television or in shorter form on Youtube or Tik Tok is one of the best ways to quickly become a better home cook, because you will be able to see exactly what things should look like during the process they are being made as well as when they are finished, and the host will talk you through everything that they are doing and each tool and appliance they are using.
If you find that you need to, you can even pause the cooking show and make your meal at the same time so that you don’t miss any steps. For beginners and visual learners, this will likely be much more helpful than just reading recipes or flipping through cookbooks.
Read Cooking Blogs
If you’re not in the mood to watch a video or TV show but would still like to learn more about cooking, reading any of the thousands of food/cooking blogs that are available for free on the internet is the way to go.
Most of them include photos so that you can make sure you are doing things correctly, and if you come across a word you don’t know you can simply head over to Google to look it up. After time, you will probably end up favoring some blogs over others and once you get better at cooking you’ll always have a place you can head back to for recipes you know you’ll enjoy.
As with anything else in life, the number one way to become a better cook is to practice cooking. Even if your skill levels aren’t yet where you’d like them to be, you will never know where you need to make improvements if you don’t at least try. Make it a point to cook dinner at least once a week if you can, and don’t make the same thing every time either! Soon you will start to notice that the food you’re cooking is getting tastier and tastier.
Becoming a better cook doesn’t need to be another thing in life that stresses you out. Use these tips, and have some fun with it!