Home Cooking Resources and Tips
Everyone can become a chef. Maybe not a professional chef at a restaurant, but a competent home cook. And if you can read, you can follow a recipe that can produce good, tasty meals. All in a timely and cost-effective method.
Are you the type of cook that can’t follow directions or know how to measure out ingredients? It’s not as difficult as you think. Learning how to measure is not difficult. Learn the difference between a tablespoon, teaspoon, ounce, pint and quart and you are on your way. To help you out, I would suggest investing in a good set of measuring cups that has all of the markings that you will need to use in the kitchen. Your measuring cups will be a big part of your daily cooking preparation needs. To help learn more about measuring in the kitchen, this measuring guide can be very helpful to new cooks.
But measuring your ingredients is just the first step that you must take while cooking. Buying the correct ingredients is a big part of making tasty meals. Generally speaking, the fresher ingredients will taste better in your meal. Fortunately, you can get fresh ingredients such as herbs, spices, vegetables and meat at your local supermarket. While canned and frozen ingredients can be used in a pinch, you can’t beat the taste of freshness.
I’ve worked as a professional chef and professional culinary educator and have found a number of useful resources that have helped me along the way. I’ve passed along a number of them that I have found to other interested parties. So, here are some of those websites. I hope you find them interesting and useful.
- Cooking 101 Resources from Cooking Light
- The Complete Resource Guide for Cooking
- Culinary Medicine Cooking Resources
- Health and Cooking Resources by WebMD
- Nutrition and Cooking Resources
- Safety Tips in the Kitchen
- Four Steps to Food Safety by the CDC
- Fire Safety While Cooking
- Ten Facts for Food Safety
- Cooking for Beginners Easy Recipes