When you have already learned the basic science and art of cooking and you have mastered it fully well, there is no way you would not be able to learn its complexities. Becoming a good cook, or perhaps one of the best cooks your family will ever have takes as much practice as when you were just starting.
If you are trying your best on how to be a good cook, here are a few tips you can keep in mind.
Stick to the basic principles of cooking. You will learn from these as you go along trying on something else different or as you vary your cooking styles. Go from the simple to the more complex recipes. Learning how to be a good cook is a process, thus start from the very beginning.
You can then try to modify the easy recipes you have learned before. Say for instance, you can change your seasoning. Instead of the regular salt and monosodium glutamate, you may try a complete seasoning that will improve the meal’s taste. Or you may add in a new ingredient that you know could improve the food’s taste.
Consider cooking not only as a science but as an art. When you have applied some artistic touch to your cooking, like when you know perfectly what vegetables and ingredients add color to the food, or you know how to arrange food on a plate, this will encourage members of the family or relatives, especially kids to try eating the meal.
Always be well-informed and updated about the world of cooking. If there are new practices in cooking, always be on the go to try it. Watching TV shows about cooking and learning from other people will polish your skills as you go along. From new recipes that other people make, you can even create your own and try to make a twist that will make yours better, especially when you are planning to take it commercially. It takes a really genuine, excellent idea on how to be a good cook and make it in the competitive world of food business as well.
Do not attempt to cook when you are not in a good mood. A happy disposition is also an advantage when you want to be the best in the kitchen. It affects your patience and your focus on what you are doing. It has been a noticeable consequence that when cooking has been done in an awful mood, food tastes are in fact ruined.
Always be clean and orderly. Cleanliness and food arrangement matters a lot for a cook to be successful. Besides, good food also means uncontaminated and toxin-free. You would not want your cooked food to harm you or any of your family or other people as well.
It is better to choose organic-raised vegetables, meat and other ingredients, when you can. These provide better nourishment and more likely free from harmful chemicals or pesticides. Or better yet, you can have an organic garden or livestock of your own so you have your direct supply of vegetables, fruits or meat and even spices.
And more importantly, think of cooking not only as a routine chore in the house but as a very rewarding experience. When you condition your mind to be doing it because its something that your family will benefit from, then it would not be much of a weigh-down.