For those inexperienced in the kitchen, learning the basics of cooking can seem intimidating. Fortunately, there are some easy tips for beginners to follow that can help them get up to speed quickly.
Spices are a fundamental aspect of cooking. An easy way to learn them is by cooking eggs in the morning and trying a different spice with them each day to learn the nuances and specific tastes of each one. After becoming comfortable with single spices, begin combining them to experiment with more complex flavor profiles.
Read the recipe in advance. Finding yourself in the kitchen and unfamiliar with the recipe can be extremely uncomfortable. What if there’s a missing ingredient or a new technique is involved? Looking over the recipe in advance can go a long way toward minimizing potential surprises.
Prepare ingredients in advance. It can be tempting to try multitasking, chopping vegetables while the protein is cooking in the pan. This is a good way to make a mistake, however. Divided attention in the kitchen leads to overcooking, or at the very least stressful situations.