I started cooking ever since I was seven, and it grew on me. Year by year I learned more and eventually that’s all what I wanted to. By the time I was in high school my cooking skills were more than decent and I was helping mom out in the kitchen, correction, she was helping me cook. I did pretty much all the cooking and I enjoyed every second of it. I also took some classes but they are worthless if you don’t like what you do. That’s why I’m here, I want to give you a few tips to get you started with cooking.
Please keep in mind I’m not a master chef or anything close to that, it’s all trial and error. I don’t know everything but I keep learning and I listen when I’m spoken to, you should do the same if you want to follow this as a career.
You know who Gordon Ramsay is, one of the world’s lead chefs. He started from the bottom like me and you! He wasn’t born a professional cook and he didn’t get where he is now by feeling sorry for himself. A while ago he shared a YouTube video explaining how you can master cooking with 5 basic skills!
Sharpen Your Knife
Always have a sharpened knife in the kitchen. Blunt ones are not gonna cut it, pun intended. If you are like me then you have about four blunt knife lying around in your kitchen drawers. They’re useless as your favorite knife can already do what they can’t. Wrong. Each type of knife has a use and I doubt you use that butter knife to cut meat, so get sharpening. Be careful not to cut your fingers.
Learn To Skin Fish
You may not have cooked fish yet, but being able to skin them is a great advantage and a skill you should not take for granted. The whole prelude of skinning is having a sharp knife to do the job for you, pull the meat and cut the skin. Also removing the bones from the meat makes the meal two times tastier … and easier to digest.
Cutting an Onion Without Crying
Lots of tears spilled and one too many onions cut before realizing that what made us cry was the root of the onion. Do not cut the root and tears will be gone in no time. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure that one out, I’m glad we finally have a solution for this!