Cooking Time

Philippines
October 6, 2011 5:30am CST
Hi to all myLotter's, I love foods, I love eating any kind of foods. But the problem is I don't know how to cook. :( Can someone give me some advice?
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8 responses
6 Oct 11
Don't be so hard on yourself! If you can read a recipe, you can cook!
• Philippines
6 Oct 11
Thank you 163Mandolingirl for the comment. :) God Bless you :)
@ur4mae (217)
• Philippines
6 Oct 11
Don't be afraid to try and practice whenever you have the time. There are many recipe books for simple dishes. You can start with that. If you're still not contented, you can enroll in a short cooking course. :)
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@marie2052 (3697)
• United States
6 Oct 11
I took Home Ec in Junior high and High school. I learned a lot of basic steps to preparing meals and also different table settings. All my children loved to cook I guess because they saw their momma cook. My son is a chef at one of the best restaurants here on Panama City beach florida. While in home ec, we used a recipe book called Betty Crocker Cook book. Have to tell you I have went through 3 or 4 in my lifetime LOL. Pages would get worn etc. It is like the bible of cookbooks as teaches you about measurements of dry foods, liquids, etc. It is every woman's or man's right hand in learning how to cook anything from a basic bread, to meat to tasty desserts. Go online and get a recipe that you think you might want to try. The only thing I can tell you from the internet, I went to one online free recipes and I followed two recipes to the T and both while they would have been very good, its the fact of knowing how much spice (salt and pepper) and not always going by what the recipe says. Doing this comes with experience. Start out small. Not sure where you are from, you can try something very basic like hamburgers. I get the dry onion soup mix, a lb of hamburger, mix one package of the dry mix with this hamburger and form in patties place in oven on 425 for about 20 min on each side. About 5 min before taking out, lay slices of cheese to melt on it and have your buns ready and you have a really tasty burger. deffinately not bland. Happy cooking and the thing about cooking is make it your own. you will be surprised how quickly your instincts and taste will kick in on what to add to certain foods But get you a Betty Crocker Cookbook you won't go wrong having one in your kitchen!
• Philippines
6 Oct 11
Hi marie2052, I think your a chef, am I right? Thank you because you shared to me the recipe/ingredients on how to make hamburgers. I hope I can read and get some idea with your Betty Crocker Cookbook, if its ok with you? :)
12 Oct 11
Hi, it's sounds like my self.. I also love foods, love eating and kind of foods. same as yourself, I also cannot cook!! But after I've get married, I try to cook for my husband. there's a lot of people say that cooking is a difficult activities to do.. but now, I think it's not absolutely right!! If you wanna try to cook, I'm sure that you can.. First maybe you have to try to cook the food that you love. for sample, if you love to eat pudding, you can try to cook them by your self.. I said to you that eat the food that you've cooked is always more delicious.. and you will feel more happy about it.. Just try this..!!
@love_all (308)
• India
9 Oct 11
Hi Tina, All it needs is a bit of patience and practice. I started my cooking with burning the whole lot of rice in a pan; and now atleast what I cook is loved by my family. Ofcourse, some of the experiments fail; but the ones that go through successfully with people liking it, i have uploaded them at my website http://yogicook.com. The website will provide you every single step how to proceed with your cooking. Please like the fb page on the site if the website helps you in cooking. Hope you get through pretty soon and we get new dishes to eat too from your end. Good Luck !! :)
@deebomb (15323)
• United States
6 Oct 11
Hello tinat and welcome to myLot. First thing I would do is learn how to measure every thing from liquids to solids. Here are two web sites to get you started http://startcooking.com/blog/87/Measuring-Different-Ingredients-in-Cooking http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MwTGA6YQ6Co Next you need to learn what the terms mean http://blissfullydomestic.com/food-bliss/kitchen-tips-food-bliss/basic-cooking-terms-and-abbreviations/20938/ Since you are from the Philippines You may have to learn the terms in you language.
@Timeout (419)
6 Oct 11
Watching videos will help you do it. Sometimes it's not possible with only the recipe if you don't know how to cook. They tell you about slice carrots, dice potatoes, skin the monkfish... if you watch a video, or a tutorial with lots of pics, you will know better what you have to do. That works for me.
• Philippines
6 Oct 11
You can observe when someone you know is cooking and try it for yourself.You may fail at first but you should not give up.You will not learn until you'll do it,and practice and a lot of practice.You can also search the internet for your favorite food and try to cook it yourself.