Readers tips for people learning to cook - keep it simple
SOME OF us are taught by our mothers and/or grandmothers.
Some are taught by our fathers.
Others learn some tricks in Home Economics.
And then there are the few who are in the mid to late 20s that still have no idea how to cook.
The Bulletin asked readers what their tips were for people learning to cook.
Here are some:
Rosemary Colwell: Keep it simple. A good recipe book, like Day to Day Cookery. Watch cooking shows you do pick up good tips. And if you can ask Mum.
Wendy Cantle: Keep it simple. Google or get some quick and easy cook books.
Phil Twiner: Start with noodles, and go from there. Watch a cooking show for my complicated meals.
Ainsley Hutchings: Purchase a slow cooker. Google has heaps of easy recipes Steam some vegies or make a salad and it's a meal and leftovers for lunch.
Karyn Battersby: Commonsense cookbook. Covers all the basics and it's been around for generations.
Sharron Payne: Keep fingers away from knives and mandolin slicers are a bad idea.
Sam Pegg: Don't be afraid to fail. Best lessons learnt by failed dishes.
Matthew James: Watch and then try it yourself.
Steven Gibson: Ask mum.
Lisa Verney: Commonsense cookbook.
Maureen Halligan: Read the directions.
Melody Gee: Experiment and when in doubt, follow the recipe.
Penny Positive O'Donnell: Keep it simple, use your smell and taste, practice makes perfect.
Roslyn Svensen: Mum knows best...
Graham N Colleen Roberts: Nice and easy like our mothers did to teach us.
Therese Black: Just have a go somethings work and somethings dont.
Kerri Wilson: Measure everything at first and always always halve the recommended salt.
Jo Stoyel: Active learning watch someone.
Diane Bassett: Learn about the ingredients and measurements.
Cassie Charles: stay simple and easy. read the instructions and take ur time.
Malcolm Howie: Don't rush.
Jamie Dalton: Try.
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