Have you ever wondered how a chef can be told to cook with a few ingredients and they can pull together a dish without using a cookbook? How is that possible? Itís possible because there are chef secrets that we use in cooking every day. Theyíre the same chef secrets that I teach in my online cooking classes. If you think about it, Iím sure there are many things you can do very well without having to look for instructions each time you begin.
Think about it. Each time you get in your car to drive somewhere, do you have to take out the owners manual and figure out how to operate the vehicle? No, youíve done it before.
If youíre a golfer, do you bring an instructional video with you to review before each shot? No, youíve internalized the steps you need to take to make your best swing. Is it always a perfect shot? No, but youíre always trying to improve. How about if you did have an instructional DVD with you on the golf course? Then, would every shot be perfect? Still no.
So, why do people think if they have a recipe book, every meal will come out perfectly? In fact, you still need to practice, to know the basic cooking methods, the chef secrets that Iíll share with you for creating amazing meals at home. These are the same secrets that students of Web Cooking Classes are using every day.
My first secret to learning how to cook, whether from a book, or cooking online will change the way you think about cooking forever. When Iíve taught this first secret, it has given everyone a sense of freedom, and an instant reduction of cooking stress.
So, whatís the first secret? Recipe books donít work. They donít work because the cookbook that youíre reading doesnít know the size of your ingredients, the altitude in which you live, the true temperature of your stove/oven or how you like your food cooked. Only you know how you like your food to taste and only you can see signs while youíre cooking to understand what to do next. This is why you donít see chefs pouring over cookbooks. They already know this secret.
Whether you take cooking classes online or in person, make sure that youíre learning chef secrets or basic cooking methods and not recipes. Once you learn these chef secrets, you will understand the basic cooking methods you need to create delicious, healthy, exciting meals every night of the week without having to look at a single recipe!