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Learn to Cook - Learning to Cook Doesn't Have to Be Hard!

Updated on July 18, 2011
Learn to cook by learning cooking basics.
Learn to cook by learning cooking basics.

Just a Few Reasons to Learn to Cook

There are many reasons to learn to cook. Here are just a few:

Cooking at home saves tons of money, which we all need more of today.

Cooking can be very enjoyable. It's a real stress buster to tenderize meat by pounding it, or chopping up vegetables into tiny pieces!

Home cooked food is healthier, if you choose the correct recipes, than eating out or convenience foods.

If you learn to cook, imagine the pride you will feel when you serve guests a special dinner, or whip up a beautiful dinner for the holidays.

Learning to Cook Is Possible for Anybody

Don't think for a minute that you can't learn to cook! If you don't know how to cook, you either haven't been taught properly or you don't know the basics everyone should know when they learn how to cook.

After all, not all of us were blessed with an excellent cook in the family that enjoys teaching others. Let's face it. In today's fast paced society, the person in charge of cooking in the
household usually only has enough time to get supper quickly on the table before they collapse with fatigue.

Cooking is an art and a talent, sure, but anyone can learn how to cook well enough to impress guests and family. Don't blame yourself if you don't know how to cook! You can still learn. There are many easy recipes that beginner cooks can start with to give confidence to tackle more difficult recipes.

Best Cookbooks for Beginner Cooks Who Want to Learn to Cook

I suggest a cookbook that teaches basic recipes and cooking skills. A home cooking recipe cookbook is a good idea if you want to learn to cook. They cover most basic cooking skills, have easy recipes, and they contain ingredients that are in most kitchens.

Celebrity Chef Cookbook for Beginner Cooks

If you want a celebrity chef cookbook, I would highly suggest any of the Naked Chef cookbooks by Jamie Oliver. He is a world famous chef, but his recipes are easy to prepare and taste delicious.

More Cooking Basics for Learning to Cook

And remember the internet is a beginner cook's best friend. There are so many easy recipes that can be found for any type of cuisine that you want to learn how to cook! And if you don't understand a certain cooking technique, I'm sure there is a cooking video that will let you watch the step by step cooking instructions.

Learn to Cook With Some of These Easy Recipes

Some easy recipes for beginners who want to learn to cook are:

Pasta dishes, especially spaghetti
Soups are easy recipes for beginner cooks
Baked potatoes- Loaded baked potatoes or baked sweet potatoes are
delicous and easy to make
Homemade sandwiches such as club sandwiches and reubens make impressive presentations, but are easy for beginner cooks
Rice dishes and stir fries are quick, cheap, and easy if you want to learn to cook
Grilled or oven baked chicken is another easy recipe idea
Pasta salads are very easy to learn to make
Slow cookers are a godsend to beginner cooks!

Try some of these suggestions if you want to learn to cook. All you need is a simple salad, easy side dish, maybe some bread, and you have a tasty, affordable meal! After you build up your confidence and culinary skills, try more difficult recipes. Before you know it, you'll be presenting meals fit for a king on a regular basis!

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      8 years ago

      Great..I'll follow you !

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      De Greek 

      8 years ago from UK

      “Learn to Cook” is a title guaranteed to draw my attention. Being married to Goddess-in-Human-Shape who is also a career lawyer who cannot boil and egg to save her life, I have the option of either learning to cook, or starving. I chose the first option and I am now collecting recipes :-)

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      8 years ago from hopefully somewhere peaceful and nice

      And it'll be a healthier meal than one at a restaurant as you control the ingredients. good info

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      Sandy Mertens 

      8 years ago from Wisconsin, USA

      Interesting hub.

    • BkCreative profile image


      8 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      Yes, let's keep it simple. The less we do to our food the more enzymes - and the more nutrition. And we all have to eat so we need to know how to prepare food.

      Thanks for this pep talk!


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