There are a few dishes that every beginner cook should master. These dishes are easy to make, provide the groundwork and background to furthering your cooking experience, and most importantly these dishes are tasty.
Here are three of those dishes that every beginner cook should learn.
- Learning to make a Grilled Cheese Sandwich with a Fried Egg will teach you about temperature control, how to cook with butter, and how to properly caramelize. Keep it simple and use one type of cheese on plain white bread. You don’t need to over complicate this dish. The important thing is that you learn about some basic temperature control techniques.
- Pizza is an important dish to learn how to make because it gives hands-on experience. You have to jump in and do the dirty work when making pizza. Starting with the dough, to the ingredients that you choose, all the way to how long you cook it. You learn about ingredient combinations, plus you’ll likely make a mess, which is always fun when your cooking.
- Risotto is a good dish to make because it easy to make but also easy to mess up if you aren’t paying attention. Follow a recipe and make sure that you are paying close attention to what you are doing. Cooking risotto teaches you about concentration and patience in the kitchen.
Randi Glazer is a driven senior insurance professional who has a proven track record of success. In her spare time she enjoys traveling, wine tasting, and cooking fine meals.