They say that a way to man’s heart is through his stomach, but it actually also applies to women as well. This is why it is essential for people to learn how to cook. However, not everyone has parents or friends that are willing to guide them. Moreover, not everyone is the best teacher. If you want to learn how to make your first dish, you can learn from the experts – through their cook books.
Why use cookbooks?
There are many cookbooks online and offline, but one thing is for sure – they are made by professionals. In other words, you are reading expert advice formulated from experience and direct wisdom. Nothing beats that for credibility.
Also, information in cookbooks are standard or measured. As long as you follow the given measurements for the ingredients and follow the instructions, you will be able to make a decent dish. Once you master the basic set-up, you can start changing the portions and add your own style. This type of learning gives you freedom.
Lastly, it is best for secret studying. If you don’t want other people to find out you’re still learning, cookbooks are the perfect go-to place for help. They won’t judge and they surely won’t tell. You can relax if you make a mess several times. Just continue to try and you will be able to make the dish eventually.
Tips for a Successful First Try
- Always follow the measurements and be as accurate as you can be. This means you need to get measuring cups and spoons, as well as similar tools in order to do the preparation exactly as it is said in the book.
- Do not skimp on the ingredients. Follow the list to the dot. You can do modifications later on when you’ve successfully made the dish by the book.
- Only refer to trusted books. If you are looking at online references, make sure that the website is well-received by readers. For books, use one that any of your family or acquaintances have used.
Lastly, the best weapon you can bring when you’re cooking is presence of mind. You need to focus and don’t worry that you’ll end up failing. Trust in your ability to follow directions and you will be able to make your first dish in no time.