How do I learn to cook? (11)

1 Name: Anonymous Hobbyist : 2023-06-21 01:18 ID:r2l6qtn0

Serious. I’m tired of living off burger joint goyslop and making junk meals from stale bread or just slides of cheese all day. I want good nourishing food that tastes good so I actually enjoy eating. But where do I start? I mean, cooking is just memorizing recipes right? How do I learn how to cook? What are some cool recipes?

2 Name: Anonymous Hobbyist : 2023-06-21 07:24 ID:p/cRMQb+

The first topic I think that is very important when it comes to food is saftey. If you have no saftey when it comes to food you could potentially poison yourself and others.

When purchasing and storing food always place ready to eat foods at the very top, fish, beef, and chicken in this order.
The reason is that chicken can contain salmonella that can only be killed at higher temperatures than is needed compared to cooking fish or beef. Salmonella is also more dangerous than the bacteria that fish or beef contain.
Storing or placing food in random order won't kill you, but is still not recommended.

Now for cooking meat.
The minimum temperatures needed to cook meats typically range from around 135 degrees farenheit to 165 degrees farenheit.
I can't remember the exact numbers of my head, but most meats will have the minimum required temperature for cooking.
Of course cooking anything at 350 degrees farenheit is guranteed to kill most bacteria.

Now this should be common sense, but since I have seen multiple people do this I will say it anyways.
When you grab raw meat and place it on a grill or pan be sure to wash your hands afterwards! Not doing this will transfer the harmful bacteria onto other surfaces or food and can poison you.
This also applies to when cracking eggs and you get egg on your hands.
Be sure to also not place raw meat packages on the same surfaces that you are using to prepare food! If you do, sanitize the surface.

For chicken on a stovetop you want to slow cook it until the bottom becomes more white/orage/brown and not pink. Once enough time passes you can flip it over and repeat process.
When you think the chicken has been cooked long enough you can take it off and slice it in half. The meat should not be red or pink and should be white.

For stovetops never cook at highest setting!
All that will happen is that you will just "brown" the chicken, meaning that you only cook the outer layer of the meat.
It is possible to cook chicken at a higher temperature with lower time with a grill, but that is a different story.

3 Name: Anonymous Hobbyist : 2023-06-21 07:45 ID:p/cRMQb+

With very basic saftey disscussed, next topic ingredients and recipes.

I don't really have recipes and just mostly stick to basics.
Bagel, sausage, egg, cheese combination.
Bread, chicken, lettuce, tomato, honey mustard combination.
Beef, corn, potatos, tomato, onion combination.

But there are more original people who discussed this topic before:

One last thing I should mention is to read ingredients for some products.
A lot of companies have been using High Fructose Corn Syrup as a replacement ingredient for many products. This ingredient is not healthy and in my opinion ruins the taste.
So for ketchup I find it better to use Tomato Concentrate than High Fructose Corn Syrup.

Same for ice cream. Main ingredients in ice cream should just be milk and sugar, but the majority you find in stores are sold with High Fructose Corn Syrup.

Another ingredient you may wish to avoid is hydrogenated oils since it is unhealthy.

Eating certain vegetables for Vitamin K or drinking milk for minimum Vitamin D if needed.

4 Name: Anonymous Hobbyist : 2023-06-21 23:32 ID:ZoSa0nJs

If you want to learn how to cook you need to focus on nailing the basic skills like boiling water, using utensils and kitchenware and how to clean up after yourself and sanitize stuff.

>>2 advice is pretty good. But aside from sanitation and basic food prep, you need to start off with basic skills everybody should know. Like how to use an oven or a frying pan, how to bake, steam, roast and boil. Luckily, you can find videos for that online pretty easy.

You should start out learning basic dishes made with simple ingredients. Learn how to make soups, they're simple, nutritious, cheap and once you know the basic formula you can turn pretty much anything into a soup. Then learn how to cook rice or pasta and prepare different dishes, again very cheap, easy and nourishing.

This site is great for basic recepies

5 Name: Anonymous Hobbyist : 2023-12-02 19:39 ID:XMfE9x34

Well how bad are we talking, OP? Like can you make anything at all or are you starting from scratch?

6 Name: Anonymous Hobbyist : 2023-12-17 19:55 ID:uYp5b+r7

Not OP but the last time I tried to cook I blew up the microwave.

7 Name: Anonymous Hobbyist : 2024-01-23 23:02 ID:9EZDfBxE

  1. Get stuff
  2. Add heat
  3. ???
  4. STFU

8 Name: Anonymous Hobbyist : 2024-01-27 00:31 ID:p/t5APeH


What if you're trying to make ice cream?

9 Name: anon : 2024-02-06 20:37 ID:oKf3S6xf

i tried this and now i'm in a federal prison for nuclear terrorism, and an attempt to create prohibited materials without governmental or military permission and no background.
they said i'll probably never be out.

This post was made by the Lawyer of Anon in NY, dept.
jack Manson.

10 Name: Anonymous Hobbyist : 2024-02-10 23:29 ID:cveELoLf

Start simple

11 Name: Anonymous Hobbyist : 2024-02-10 23:29 ID:cveELoLf

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