Hey /ck/ first time poster.
I've lurked for quite a while now. But I have a question. I'm getting quite interested in cooking and shit. Are there any online tutorials that will teach me the basics? I'm not really quite sure what the basics are come to think of it.
Where do you start?
The author basically says that food is just fuel, so who cares about making it taste good or eating a variety of foods, and recommends something like eating plain chicken breasts with microwaved, frozen spinach everyday.
/ck/ is for people actually interested in food and cooking.
>make shit up about them
I read it when it first came out and the only thing that stuck with me was his boastful statements about how he can eat the same bland shit everyday even though eating feels more like a chore, and a means to an end to him.
As for as whatever foods he actually recommends, I only really remember him eating a shit ton of frozen spinach everyday.
I'm not going to go find quotes, but I'm also not just making shit up.
Julia taught basic principles and techniques within each recipe that can be used as a foundation in the kitchen. She was an excellent teacher. Start with this:
Cooking is a four way street where time, temperature, technique, and ingredients all come together. Learning how these 4 aspects of cooking relate to each other, for example the relationship between time and temperature, how ingredients are best utilized, and what flavors go together will give you a pretty good understanding of how to cook.
Also patience, preparation, and knife skills will save you time, effort, energy, and disappointment.
youtube. for beginner just look for recipes you might like. but first buy a chefs knife and a sharpener and watch a knife technique video. the rest is time and practice. have fun an welcome!
Wow. Invaluable. I re-watched half of Julia Child's The Way To Cook series last night. It really is all of the basic cooking techniques and general knowledge from which everything you cook, any recipe or ingredient you encounter can be tackled. And there's no bullshit or fillers. Unless you want to work your way up through a kitchen brigade, this is the best foundation you're gonna find.