What is the easiest way for me to learn how to COOK???

Philippines
February 25, 2007 5:54am CST
HELP GuYS!!! id love to learn how to cook but i want to learn as quick as possible.. help me out pls...
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@twilight021 (2060)
• United States
25 Feb 07
I'm not sure where you live, but in my city the community education center teaches a ton of cooking classes for adults at all different levels of expereince. I would also reccomed watching the food channel, and cooking shows. There are many shows geared toward teaching the basics. And I know I learn better by watching, than I do from reading a book. I think the suggestion of haveing a friend or family member teach you is a really great one. That is how I learned to cook. Plus it's a great way to pass down recipes from generation to generation, and keeps your families traditions alive. Good luck!
• Philippines
26 Feb 07
thank you for your response. I am 22 yrs old and i live in the Philippines. How about you? Its nice to hear that you have that community education center that teaches cooking classess for adult at all levels of expirience.i wish we have that here at my place. like i said im just a beginner and id really really love to learn. Whats the best cooking tip you can give me?
@wdiong (1818)
• Singapore
25 Feb 07
Besides looking through recipes in cookbooks , I guess you could also learn from friends by observing friends when they cook.
• Philippines
26 Feb 07
i guess this is a valuable one.ok i will do that!!!!
25 Feb 07
Get some cookbooks. Talk to some of your friends. You can always buy a crockpot as they are very easy to use. One pot cleanups are great. Read the recipes and follow all the instructions. After awhile you will be able to either add to a recipe or take something out that you didn't like. Experiment, and try things out on your friends. The joy of cooking is your imagination and putting it to the ultimate test. The eating of your creation.
@krebstar5 (1267)
• United States
25 Feb 07
Ask a friend or family member for help. For me, the best way to learn something is to see it done in person. This way you can getting a better feel for things and how to know how things should feel, smell, and taste. If you don't know anyone who can help you out, there are a lot of community education programs that provide cooking lessons. These however can be quite expensive, but if you think of it in terms of learning a life skill, it can be really worth while. If neither of those two is a possibility, get a cookbook that is geared towards new cooks. You can also try The Joy of Cooking or Julia Child's Mastering the Art of French Cooking. Both of these focus on learning techniques (basting, broiling, baking, and everything inbetween) as well as just recipes. I know it seems scary, but the only way you are going to learn is by doing. As long as you know that your first couple things might not come out perfect, I promise that it's not that scary. You just need to be willing to take a risk and give it a shot. It's a learning process, but also very rewarding.
• United States
25 Feb 07
I would suggest buying a cookbook too. Find one that has recipes that sound good to you and follow the recipes. Here in the U.S., we have the "Food Network" channel, which has all kinds of different chefs. I have learned a lot from them! If you don't have that channel, you can always go to foodnetwork.com, they have all the recipes that the chefs have made on their shows. It's a great way to learn!! :)
• Canada
25 Feb 07
I would start by choosing some dishes that you know well, and then getting hold of the recipies and trying them out! Just cook them for yourself to start with, and don't be put off if you make a mistake. As you know the dish, you'll know when you get it right. Having said that, cooking should also be fun! Try mixing things up a little and don't be afraid to experiment - so long as you avoid combining (say) brocolli and custard in one dish you should be fine...
• Australia
25 Feb 07
Ask your mum, dad, brothers, sisters, cousin's, grand parents or even your friends to help you make a meal. Its a start that you can build on.