When everything you do in your life is eating foods that have been prepared, cook it will be very like waking up in a world that you don’t know. This is where recipes and cookbooks enter.
This instructional guide for different dishes is your answer to the confusion. Book Cook will give you a step-by-step account of what you have to do, from preparing and collecting ingredients to really cook dishes.
You really don’t need to ask anything because everything has been provided for you. But regardless of blows by blowing what you have to do, many still find cooking with a hard and confusing recipe. Some don’t get the results they want. Others cannot cook at all, confused in the first step in the recipe.
Here are some tips that will help you through this cooking manual and make the best cooking cookbook in the world.
1. Know the requirements
Recipes can tell you what to do but they may not always be easy to follow. Some cookbooks use terms that are only known experienced chefs.
Words like dough, medium rare, tablespoons, chopped and cubes will be like aliens words for those who don’t have experience with cooking dishes.
One solution for this is always having a dictionary with you. That way, you can see the meaning of each word and then continue from there. You don’t have to panic when you see those words. They are all in the dictionary, I assure you.
If the dictionary does not work for you, you can always buy cookbooks made specifically for beginners. Some cookbooks even have a part where all cooking terms are explained not only with words but also in illustrations. If the dictionary is not for you, you can always buy this simple cookbook instead.
2. Always your own arm with measuring ingredients
Measurement is the most important part of cooking dishes. If you have not measured your ingredients well, the chances of your dish will not feel as they should. Too much flavor and you will have dishes that are too salty or too sweet. Seasoning is too little and you will have a bland tasting dish that you will not touch your children for a million years.
3. Go slowly.
Great food has never been cooked in a hurry. If you want a good tasting dish, let the meat boil for one hour and not 15 minutes shy one hour. One hour quarter that you don’t boil meat will spell much difference in the food you cook.
The same applies to instances when you are above the time frame. That’s why it’s important to always have hours at your kitchen table or if possible timer. This will make food time much easier because you can always put alarms to remind you. It is also a great idea to put more time for you to cook food. If the recipe book says 1 hour, then discard 30 minutes. Don’t hurry to cook food because this will only spell disaster.