Yeah how do you become a good cook? By practicing? Sure. By going to cooking classes? Sure again.
I think one become a good cook when one showers one’s culinary with love. In short, I called it cooking with love.
The concept of experimenting with flavors was introduced by Chef Michael Smith in his Chef At Home series. I followed this series religiously for quite some time. And it is during experimenting with flavors myself that I actually felted love. Showering love to my dish. Giving them heartfelt flavors! AND you know what? I tasted love.
I remember watching a Taiwanese drama whereby this person is one lousy cook but he became very successful when he learned the art of cooking with love. I’d always thought that was sheer nonsense. How can someone pour love into his cooking and how can the food tester (or judge) taste love in a dish.
Now I understand the term cooking with love. Because I AM cooking with love. When I cook with love, I can taste love in the dish. When I have no mood to cook, my dish tasted bland (even with the same ingredients!). Weird? Yes weird.
So yeah I think I’m ready to open a
restaurant 5-foot way stall. Just joking. But it really is my dream to open a restaurant.
I can’t teach you how to feel ‘love’ in cooking. But I can tell you to start experimenting with flavors. Sometimes you don’t know what flavors will work well together. I failed sometimes too. So just experiment. Yeap that’s the first step. That was my first step to cooking enlightenment! Hahaha (sorry am so into Mr Tolle works right now)
Note: I’m no pro. Just want to share my 2 cents. 😛
Hey I’m a big fan of Michael Smith too! Normally I don’t want to miss it. I still can’t get the experiment with flavour or love but his dishes sure look tasty and great for a small family.
Hcfoo, his cooking shows are different from the rest. It’s very informative & mind-boggling. David Rocco is another cook that I like to watch. His show is Dolce Vita. When I watch Jaime Oliver I always have heart attack. He put too much olive oil in everything! Not that I don’t like him. Hahaha
i love cooking too. but normally i cook chinese food la..
Cooking with love. Good one to describe my mum la.
May your dream come true, my friend. :rose: :daydream:
You prepping for the right man, are you? :laughing: Joke aside, I the total opposite of you, I follow recipes to the T, and usually a lot comes out “saat pai”!
Keeyit, I cook mostly Chinese food too. Haha
Jemima, thanks :daydream: :daydream:
Dawn, haha of coz no. You’re talking about baking or cooking? I also ‘sat pai’ when it comes to baking. :tongue:
Cook with love, Yeah!
That’s maybe also the reason my most favorite dishes are those cooked by my father . 🙂
I’m talking about both cooking and baking. Hey your baking is good ma, all the cookies and love letters too are good baking there, girl.
ladies need to have cooking skill while man need to have money to take care of family..
iWalk, yeah parents is best cook because they put love in their cooking.
Dawn, hehe I only show ‘ok’ baking here ma. Those saat pai ones didn’t show ma. When it comes to cake, I’m super duper no good. Maybe you’ll remember the cheese cake I baked for Chester birthday…total failure. :laughing:
LimPek, not necessary. Nowadays you’ll see the responsibility being exchanged.
that explains why home-cooked food is the best
Hi there! My first time to your blog. Very nice blog. 🙂
I love cooking for my family, so i consider that I cook with love! I am not a good cook, but love experimenting, trying new recipe and make my whole family happy with my cooking :0
Xin, yeap! :drool:
Rose, hi Rose :wave: Experimenting is good ya. Your cooking must be very yummy. 😀
I want to feel the LOVE you put in! :love: :drool: :kiss :hug:
Wuching, cannot la. Wait I open a restaurant then you come try Che-Cheh’s LOVE. :laughing: