I have been blogging for 3 years now and I like it more each day. Food photography is the easy part on the blog. The difficult part is the cooking, because as I always said, I am just at the begging of cooking life. I am happy that I still have my fingers and I am getting better every day. Here are some things that I learned in the kitchen that can hopefully help you in your own home cooking.
- Failure is an option. Learn from your failure and move on. You can write in a notebook about failure or success. It will help you not to make the same mistake again.
- Don’t compare yourself with anyone, but you. You are the only chef in your kitchen and you need to get better every day.
- You always have to work clean. That’s how you stay organized.
- If your knives are sharp, you look sharp. It’s as simple as that.
- Practice, practice, practice. You will get better with lots of practice.
- Patience in the kitchen. Some things simply need time to cook, and pushing the ingredients around in the pan isn’t going to help.
- Improvise. Creativity is around the corner, or next to the knives. If you don’t have an ingredient from your recipe, try adding something else. Just stay close to the recipe. Recipes aren’t perfect. It’s important that you make something you’re happy with and excited to eat!
- If someone says something negative about your cooking, try not to take it personally. If it’s some good advice on what to do next time, treat it like a free cooking lesson learned that will help you make tastier food. If they’re saying something just plain mean, well, ignore it and keep on cooking!
- Ask for help. If you are stuck, or you don’t know about something call a friend you know cooks better that you, ask your mom or mother in law (they have so much experience), check on the internet.
With these new ideas in hand, I implore you to jump into your kitchen and start cooking. Not sure where to start? Any recipe will do. Have fun!