Interested in signing up for cooking lessons? Here are a few cooking techniques you should learn first!
Baking is the most common form of cooking and involves the use of a convectional oven to cook the food. This method of cooking is optimal for baked goods, such as bread or pastries, or baked dishes, such as casseroles. Although baking ranges in difficulty, the technique remains the same and can be used for an endless amount of recipes, which can be learned through cooking lessons or recipe books.
Boiling is a technique that involves increasing the temperature of water until it reaches 100 degrees Celsius (boiling point). Once the water begins to boil, food such as eggs or vegetables are placed in the water. The food cooks in response to the transfer of heat between the boiling water and the food. Boiling can be applied to more advanced meals, including many Chinese dishes. These dishes are best learned by taking cooking lessonsor by watching cooking shows.
Like boiling, frying involves the cooking food by placing the food in a boiling liquid substance; however, the substance is oil or fat rather than water. Frying is used when the food requires a crispy outer shell, which is a result of caramelizing the sugar in the food. Frying is easy to do, although it is considered the most unhealthy way to cook due to the food's high fat content.
Microwaving is the cheapest (and easiest) way to cook. It is useful if you are in a hurry or if you are a college student that cannot afford the ingredients required for a meal. With the help of a microwave and a bag of Ramen noodles, you can satisfy your hunger while remaining on a budget. Microwave cooking does not require cooking lessons and can be self-taught.
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