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How do I start cooking?

For anybody else reading this, I found an article from Makeuseof that has a few good websites: http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/7-helpfu...

Sep 19, 2010
Masterphill99 in Home Cooking

How do I start cooking?

Sorry for not checking back for a while, but I've been very busy with school, SATs, and football. My cooking skills have improved, but I still wish I had more time to cook. Thanks for all of this advice. I've been giving some of your tips to my older brother (who just moved into his first apartment) and even got my little brother wanting to cook with me. Also on a side note, I've been to many internet forums/message boards and I must say that Chowhound has the absolute best member base I've ever seen. I've recommended it to everybody who I talk to about cooking. Thanks a whole lot!

Sep 05, 2010
Masterphill99 in Home Cooking

How do I start cooking?

I guess for now, I'd be cooking just to satisfy myself. So that could mean anything from meals, to snacks, to desserts, etc. But for starting off, I would prefer things that take less time to make since I know i'll take a long time (it took me 2 hours to make that chili popcorn.) Concerning which foods I like, ever since I went to Italy, I have been IN LOVE with Italian foods, especially chicken parmesan (which I surprisingly never saw in Italy.)

Jun 06, 2010
Masterphill99 in Home Cooking

How do I start cooking?

Haha, when they were talking about "favorite party dish", I thought they were asking what's my favorite thing to eat at parties!

Jun 06, 2010
Masterphill99 in Home Cooking

How do I start cooking?

You don't need to worry about equipment. Even though we never use it, we have a full variety of knives, pots, pans and all that good stuff. We have so much stuff that what takes a lot of the time is actually sorting through and finding all the equipment that I need. And if I don't have something I need, I'll easily be able to go out and find it. So basically, equipment is not that much of an issue, just ingredients.

Jun 06, 2010
Masterphill99 in Home Cooking

How do I start cooking?

Thank you for all of those links! I've taken a look at them and they are very informative. And in answering your question, the chili popcorn was absolutely terrible.

Jun 06, 2010
Masterphill99 in Home Cooking

How do I start cooking?

Thank you for all the advice. I was so motivated that I decided to look at a Kid's cookbook and make an item immediately. It was this strange kind of popcorn with butter, chili powder, and garlic powder. And I'm just wondering, do you decide what you are going to make beforehand, and then go to the store to get what you need?, or do you just have a whole lot of common recipe items in your house, and then look in the cookbook to see what fits?

Jun 05, 2010
Masterphill99 in Home Cooking

How do I start cooking?

I'm 16 years old, and I would like to learn how to cook. My family eats out most of the time, and when we don't, we just order pizza. I'm wondering how to start cooking. My cooking skill/experience is close to none, the best thing I can make is toast (and I burn it often.) I'm just seeking your advice on how I could start cooking at home. Thank you for your input.

Jun 05, 2010
Masterphill99 in Home Cooking