Life Lessons I learned From Cooking
Learning how to cook is one of the most important skills a person can have. I was introduced to cooking when I was shifted to my hostel far away from my favorite homemade food. The kitchen was a restricted zone for me when I was at home, rules were imposed by my mother for my safety as if the kitchen is some kind of war zone. But she was fearful and I think over conscious about me.
Then I got busy with my job and after marriage, my maid helped me with cooking. So honestly if you will ask me whether I am a good cook then my answer will be a big no.
Neither I am a good cook nor do I love cooking rather I used to hate cooking but this lockdown helped me to extract another hidden talent out of me. Now that the lockdown is still in place, and so are the restrictions of stepping out of the house. The luring images of exotic dishes on social media encouraging me to try my hands on different recipes.
Guys, let me tell you cooking is not that difficult as I used to think about it previously. I am enjoying and it had helped me to learn a few lessons from life as well. I am sharing it here with you.
Cooking is like snow skiing: If you don't fall at least 10 times, then you're not skiing hard enough.
Lessons I learned From Cooking
Cooking tests your patience. You need a lot of patience and care while cooking. Every dish requires different temperatures and a different time period. You need to have a lot of patience to get a delicious treat at the end.
Balance your life:
You need to take care of each and every ingredient, you have to balance them perfectly. Anything in excess or less will ruin the entire dish. Turning down the heat is always a wonderful idea, Whether I'm frying French fries, making breakfast omelets, or doing pancakes for a pickup supper, the best rule is to be gentle. Everything in excess is bad, If you are adding a lot of oil or salt to your dish, it may help your taste buds to enjoy the taste but it will affect your health.
Everyone is having a different taste:
Every taste bud is different some like spicy food some love eating sweets so never follow a herd while taking any decisions. Trust your own taste before judging.
Never give up easily:
Things can go wrong as they always do but you should not give up easily. With a little twist, you can change the flavor. Never get disappointed when things are not going according to the plan. The spatula and ingredients are still there in your hands. The secret to being a great chef is not how well you can cook but how well you can solve a problem at the end moment.
Learn from your mistakes:
Things can go wrong in the kitchen — they inevitably do, no matter how prepared you are. But I’m a firm believer that there is always a good reason for everything. We just have to be willing to wade through the challenge and be open to the lesson.
Performing an act for another human being, like cooking for them, is a form of altruism. And altruism can make people feel happy and connected to each other.
There’s a tremendous amount of confidence-boosting and self-esteem boosting, performing an act like cooking for others.
Eagerness to learn:
learning is an ongoing process for a better taste and different cuisines you need to learn various recipes. Learning a new thing always helps you to grow.
Practice makes a man perfect:
This is an age-old saying which is applicable everywhere. The more you cook, the more you get acquainted with the ingredients and recipe so that you will be rewarded with a delightful treat.
People say content is the king, yes, I am not refuting but the presentation matters too. We all love beautifully served dishes.
Be attentive at work:
While cooking a small mistake can lead to a big mishap, after all, we are playing with dangerous elements like fire. So be careful and pay attention to your work.
Taking the risk is an absolute necessity of life. To achieve a goal requires the courage to face the fear of uncertainty. No matter what the outcome is, either way, you grow through the process and become more resilient and confident like doing experiments while trying new recipes sometimes gives us a delicious treat.
Cooking is not only a survival tool but also act as a canvas to show your creativity and skills. We need to feed our body from time to time so that it can function properly and for that, we all must learn at least something about cooking. Moreover, in a situation like this, where there is a virus attack which has almost paralyzed our food industry and the delivery system is closed, only cooking can save you. Happy cooking.
© 2020 Suchismita Pradhan