Cooking is actually a very easy thing to do. It is not a daunting task and it can be a fun activity. For those who are keen in cooking but are scared at the sight of how fishes are fried in a Chinese wok and the endless ingredients to prepare prior to a dish, here are some easy tips to get you “knee-deep” into cooking gradually.
1. Start off a simple dish. Simple and easy to prepare dishes such as pastas or pizzas are pretty simple to prepare. Simple dishes not only help to stir the interest but throughout the process many cooking knowledge can be learned. It also greatly aids in building up your confidence level in cooking. Below are the links for pasta and pizza recipes.
Home Cooked Mushroom Pasta Recipe
2. Watch food programmes such as Asian Food Channel or Food Network. These programmes are not just programmes to entertain your day away but it serves as an educational programme to let you know the facts and it may very well answer all your whys and how. You can also try out some simple and yet complex looking recipes for a good start.
3. Pick a celebrity chef or someone you admire to imitate. By doing this, much better to say you will be inspired to be like them; chop ingredients like them, flip the pan like them or even talk like them. For many I know, Jamie Oliver is probably one of the many chefs that many would like to be. Mine’s Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall of River Cottage and Michael Smith of Chef At Home. Now that’s something for a start.
If you notice I have never mentioned about cookbooks and this is because they are too “monotonous” to instill that interest as much as TV programmes do. I’m not saying they are of no use but once you get the hang of it, these books will come to play and it will be the book like a spell book to a sorcerer.
It does not matter if you stumble along the way and getting all those negative remarks and comments but as long the interest is alive, whipping up fantastic dishes is just steps away. Stay positive.