Do you often joke about how you are a bad cook even when downing down another carton of Chinese food in the restaurants? Do you invariably say that you ought to learn to cook, but simply do not have time to? If you have never been taught how to cook, building up a new cooking habit can appear to be quite daunting. On the contrary, it’s not as complicated or as lengthy as you might imagine. Especially these days thanks to the widespread use of both the internet and social media, there are many websites such as PreparedCooks.com and blogs similar to mine, along even with Instagram pages that a cooking novice might find highly useful when starting their cooking journey.
The most common reason for someone not being able to learn how to cook is the simple one: they have no excuse! They are fed up with the meals they are having and would like to change it around a bit. They would like to eat healthier and live a life where they are not chained to the kitchen table preparing and cooking every meal for the family. However, there are times when a person needs to prepare a meal but does not have the necessary time to do so. This is when they use an excuse, a crutch if you will. In most cases, there are several options at hand:
One option would be to go to a culinary school where they can learn how to cook at a very rapid pace. You can get gastronomy degrees, pastry arts degrees, or something even more specific. In any course you choose, culinary schools have chefs who prepare exciting dishes that are comparable to what professional chefs do in their kitchens. There is also the opportunity to work in the kitchen of such famous chefs as Emeril Lagasse and Alain Ducasse. However, going to a culinary school would cost you thousands of dollars and require you to give up your full time job to work in the kitchen. It would also mean living in a dorm or an apartment far away from your family.
Another option is to find a good cookbook and read through it a couple of times. The secret to mastering any dish is to read through it many times. By reading through a cookbook and memorizing what you need to know, you save a lot of time and effort by memorizing what you need to prepare meals every time you visit the kitchen. The only downside to this method is that you cannot taste the dish until you have already finished cooking it. And cooking is not fun, is it? If cooking in your kitchen is a chore, then it is not worth it!
Lastly, one of the easiest and cheapest ways to learn how to cook is by finding yourself a good online cooking class. There are a couple of good cooking classes available online, and they offer step-by-step instructions on how to prepare different dishes. You just set aside two hours on the weekend, check out the website of the cooking school, register, and pay the fee. Then you get a certificate that can be used at home to cook pasta, prepare a delicious lasagna, and do anything else you want to learn how to cook. If interested, you can also check out online sites like Chopnotch and similar others. Their blogs will give you detailed recipes and also explain how you can perfect your dish.
Learning how to cook is not only for people who have a busy life, but also for people with hectic schedules. A lot of people like to take a break from their hectic lifestyles once in a while, and cooking a great dinner are an easy and fun way to do so. If you are having trouble preparing your favorite dishes because you do not know how to go about cooking them, then it may be time for you to check out an online cooking class. It is a great excuse to finally learn how to cook your favorite dishes.