Learn How To Cook With Practice

By Hippa Kent

When you first learn how to cook you will probably have a disaster or two but remember everyone has to start somewhere and even those who have been doing it for a long time have their occasional disaster. Never let this put you off cooking, always have another go and whatever went wrong, work it out and learn from it.

Try something simple to begin with so you can learn to understand how a recipe works. See if the people you know or your family members have something you can borrow which is not too complicated. Try looking in a book store or on the internet for simple recipes.

If you have not used a stove before and want to get the feel of it, one way may be to boil water in a pot and turn the heat up and down. This is especially important because things can boil over very quickly sometimes on a stove.

These things are important to know because when you get into cooking vegetables and other things then you will have to know when to turn the heat down. It is also important to know how long it will take to cook something.

When boiling eggs it is necessary to cook them around eight minutes for a hard egg, while soft ones take around four to five minutes, and counting the time begins from when the eggs start to boil. With vegetables they usually take between fifteen and twenty minutes and are soft when tested with a fork.

Practicing is another important step to learning how to cook, and the more you do the better you will become at it. There are tips which can help as well. These can be from putting a little oil in a frying pan to stop things sticking which also applies to cakes and biscuits, to preheating the oven so the timing of a recipe will match yours. These are just a few of the tips and there are many more.

Remember when you start make it simple, have another go if it turned out a disaster and try to work out whatever it was that went wrong. And practicing will help you to become a good cook. There should be some sites on the internet you can look up so do a little research on those tips and check to see if there are any simple recipes you can start with and try the local book store.

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