FAQs on Cooking

Here are a few questions which you might have on cooking. Surely, you must have a lot of questions in your head, given that cooking, despite the many tips that have been provided for you, still feels like such a complex activity. Well, here are a few key questions and their respective answers to help you along as you start and go your own way.

1. “Is cooking a talent or a skill?”



Contrary to what other people have probably always told, people aren’t born cooks or chefs. Cookery is really something that you learn out of constant practice and constant striving to be better than the last recipe you did. So, it’s really more of a skill. Through time and more experience, and perhaps more exposure, you’ll get better at it.

2. “How do I learn which ingredients are good for which recipe?”



It takes a lot of mistakes in the beginning, surely. But the key to cooking is really not in never making mistakes. Like so many things in life, cooking is about how to learn from previous mistakes and using these mistakes as opportunities to improve.



3. “Is it good to teach kids how to cook while they’re still kids?”



The answer to this has to be a resounding YES. Kids who learn how to cook also learn a lot of things in the process. They learn to take responsibility, they learn to work with others, and many other possible benefits.

4. “I’m stressed. People tell me I should cook. Are they right?”

It’s not to say that cooking is the end-all be-all solution to stress. However, it would definitely be worth a try to cook, especially if you’re stressed.

5. “What are the benefits of cooking when stressed?”

Well, stress helps you with a lot of things when you’re stressed. Cooking allows you to focus on other matters apart from what’s stressing you out. It also allows you to utilize your creative juices, which is always a good way to deal with stress.

6. “Why is the kitchen the heart of the home? Is that even true?”

Well, this adage is true for a number of reasons. First of all, the kitchen is a place where nourishment is provided for the body, mind, and soul. Also, the kitchen is a place which everyone in the family uses and considers important.