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How to learn to cook

For some people, it’s the time that it takes. Being able to order food and wait for it to come while you do something else is a massive convenience that many of us can’t live without. For others, it’s the skill involved. Some people feel that they’re hopeless with cooking and wouldn’t let themselves near a stovetop. Many men who get divorced suddenly discover that skills their former spouses had that they took for granted are suddenly more difficult than they expected. Some new bachelors decide to simply order out or rely on meal kits. Others roll up their sleeves and learn to cook!

By now, almost everyone knows the various advantages of cooking for yourself. It saves you money, it allows you to control your food, it gives you a better understanding of food, and it can also impress your friends and family members. We could go on and on about the benefits of cooking, but there’s always something that stops us.

So in this post, we’re going to show you a few simple tips that will encourage you to get cooking.


Watch Some Videos And See How Easy It Really Is

There are probably thousands of entertaining cooking channels on YouTube, TikTok, and almost every other social media platform. Many of these videos are focused on teaching people how to cook and they do great-looking recipes in the simplest way possible. Whether it’s one-pot recipes that require minimal cooking skills or simple ways to make your favorite comfort food, you’ll see just how simple it is to make different kinds of foods.


Don’t Overcomplicate Things

You really don’t need a lot of things to get started with cooking. In most cases, a great pan and a sharp knife are all you need to make loads of great meals. Many beginner cooks fall into the trap of buying a device or machine for every little thing. Don’t overcomplicate things and just look for simple recipes that don’t require an entire collection of kitchen tools.


Consider Reading Some Recipes

A great way to motivate yourself to cook is to actually just read some recipes. Whether you look at blogs for simple shrimp recipes to make tonight or learn the intricacies of noodle making, there is plenty of content out there to read and learn from. One of the benefits of reading about cooking like this is that it’ll show you how simple certain recipes can be. It gives you encouragement because other people are doing it, and it gives you simple steps to follow when making certain dishes. It allows you to imagine what it’s like to cook something and if you’re confident that you can follow simple steps, you’ll have an easy time cooking and replicating the recipe.


Cook For Yourself And Learn From Trial And Error

Your first few times cooking might go horribly, but that’s part of the learning process. We need to fail and mess things up a few times before we get it right. If you look at cooking videos that show the process of learning a new recipe, you’ll see cooks mess things up loads of times. It’s rare for people to get a recipe right the first time and you’re afforded some creative liberties when cooking anyway. You can change things to your preferences and you don’t need to follow a recipe exactly as it shows.

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James' passion for exploration and sense of duty to his community extends beyond himself. This means he is dedicated to providing a positive role model for other men and especially younger guys that need support so that they can thrive and be future positive contributors to society. This includes sharing wisdom, ideas, tips, and advice on subjects that all men should be familiar with, including: family travel, men's health, relationships, DIY advice for home and yard, car care, food, drinks, and technology. Additionally, he's a travel advisor and a leading men's travel influencer who has been featured in media ranging from New York Times to the Chicago Tribune, and LA Times. He's also been cited by LA Weekly "Top Travel Bloggers To Watch 2023" and featured by Muck Rack: "Top 10 Outdoor Journalists for 2022".

He and his wife Heather live in St Joseph, Michigan - across the lake from Chicago.