Home cooking is fun, scaleable and enjoyable. This is why it’s good to have fun with it from time to time, when you have the ability and the inclination to do so. That said, you might have already nailed the basics.
If you know how to fry food, roast food, boil food, steam food, and have some decent knife skills, then you’re most of the way there. That said, it’s true to say that expanding our repertoire as a home cook can also be a fun challenge, one in which we get to enjoy a lovely home meal after the fact.
On top of that, you might be able to encourage your children to come and enjoy cooking with you, learning life skills that can genuinely last the test of time. But where are we supposed to get started if we’re starting from scratch with certain methods?
In this post, we’ll discuss some you can get started on and heavily invested into. With that in mind, please consider:
Making Your Own Sourdough Bread
Learning how to make sourdough bread can be a point of pride in the kitchen, and a feather in your cap. Not only is this healthier, but tastier, and more robust. There’s nothing quite like cutting through a freshly made sourdough with a capable bread knife, buttering it a little, and serving it with delicious food or even using it as a base for garlic bread or another further baked embellishment. Bread isn’t always easy to make, but sourdough not only tastes delicious but the process is much more enjoyable. You can see how by visiting the linked resource.
Crafting A Small Herb Garden
A small herb garden resting on your windowsill and getting some good sunlight during the day can be wonderful. There’s nothing like using some fresh chives, cutting up some parsley or thyme, or adding some fresh basil to your stew or ragu sauce. A small herb garden, potted indoors and watered semi-regularly, can thrive and grow rather quickly. There’s nothing quite like saying the embellishment of the food you’re eating was provided by your own hand, even if you’re not one to cook everything from scratch for every particular meal – which includes most people.
Throw A Twist On A Classic Recipe
It’s also healthy to throw a twist on classic recipes if you can. Sure, recipes have been put together because they made the most sense, but you know you’re advancing as a home cook when you feel less ashamed of trying something new. Switching out the meats in a certain recipe, opting for a slightly different flavor profile, or fitting it to a new diet can be a great idea. For example, instead of making pulled pork, why not opt for pulled jackfruit which can taste similar but also provides a delicious alternative?
With this advice, we hope you can continue to expand your repertoire as a home cook, and benefit as a result. Just remember to have fun, and don’t be afraid to fail.