Thread: Cooking Tips
08-29-2003, 11:54 PM #1
IU have no idea how to cook, now I live with a roomate, and all I eat is pizza, burritos, hot pockets, and more junk.
I need to learn how to cook...any advice how to start???
08-30-2003, 01:15 AM #2
Check out the Recipes forum. I don't have cooking skills either but quite a few of the recipes are quick and easy. I've used a lot of Tobey's recipes and now I actually find myself improvising in the kitchen. Just practice the simple stuff.
08-30-2003, 05:15 AM #3
hire a chef
08-30-2003, 05:31 AM #4
Shit man shouldnt you have learned this when you were young!?
Dont burn the house down
08-31-2003, 11:43 AM #5
Alright don't any of you guys start laughing but I have a Woman's Home Companion Cook Book my grandmother gave me 15 years ago. It has a boat load of recipes but what it also has is HOW to prepare basic things like seaming veggies. Look around and see if you can find one like this one and you'll be on your way. Sorry mine was made back in the 60's so it would do no good looking for this one.
08-31-2003, 11:48 AM #6Junior Member
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cooking is all abount building confidence. most people have the assumption that cooking is so difficult so they're scared to do it, once u get past that it's a breeze.
08-31-2003, 01:40 PM #7
I got this book called "where's mom now that I need her" It's basically bachelor survival manual, helps me.
08-31-2003, 05:15 PM #8Originally Posted by caturpilar
08-31-2003, 05:26 PM #9
Just get a latin girlfriend.....they love to cook for their man
08-31-2003, 06:36 PM #10
Cooking is just following instructions, get a good book, follow the directions and you'll be good to go.
08-31-2003, 06:56 PM #11
1. get some olive oil.
if you put a half inch of that in a saucepan on medium heat you can cook anything in it. Then you can pour some of it off, add a little cooking wine, a dash of salt, and you're good to go. works with any meat/veggie/fish. If you're not sure how long to cook meat, use a meat thermometer. Most are labelled for the appropriate meat/temp. If your stuff is burning, turn down the heat. It's all fairly intuitive.
2. the perfect grilling experience.
You should really get a meat thermometer for this one.
a little vinegar will help a marinade penetrate the meat. a good marinade for meat with the exception of chicken and fish is a little oil/vinegar in a 5/1 ratio (cider works best because it's mild) with garlic chopped, some salt, some pepper. Maybe a little onion powder if you did that. Soak your meat in this overnight in the fridge.
not that meat. the stuff you're going to cook.
If you're going chicken, KC masterpiece is the best.
Fish doesn't need any help, it's great on it's own maybe a little lemon while you cook.
09-02-2003, 09:29 AM #12
The Bachlors Survuving Guide....if there was a book like that, Id buy it right now!
09-02-2003, 10:02 AM #13
When I started cooking I made load of pasta and grilled chicken breast. Find something simple that you like because you can always fall back on it and learn to jazz it up later.
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