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Old 06-04-2005, 09:05 AM   #1
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Unhappy I'm afraid to cook!

My husband usually cooks and the stuff that he makes is quite I hate cooking, but I want to learn and break this fear. I never really learned how to cook growing up because my mother was single and always brought food from a resturant, or cooked something simple like spagetti etc. Anyways, I want to get creative and cook healthy meals but I don't know where to start. I would be very appreciative if anybody could share some healthy ideas or recipes if you could, step by step. What kind of things should I have(utensils), I have a few, and I bought a cookbook for dummies but I dunno, maybe you guys could give a few words of advice. I'm kind of afraid of cooking, I have no idea why, i'm serious, lol. Thanks alot!

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Old 06-05-2005, 07:12 PM   #2
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Re: I'm afraid to cook!

Originally Posted by riseboi
I used to be very intimidated at cooking anything more elaborate than mac & cheese. For me, I started off with simple dishes and slowly added my own twists to the dishes. I found a book called "The cooks encyclopedia of four ingredient cooking". When I first found it, I thought,"Four ingredients??? Even I can do that" From there, I slowly moved on to more complex dishes but I'm certainly no Emeril. Anyways, I think starting of simple would be a good route. Good luck.
Thanks, I'm gonna look into that!

Old 06-06-2005, 06:03 AM   #3
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Re: I'm afraid to cook!

Becoming a good cook requires lots of trial and error. I am nowhere close to Emeril either, but in the past few years I have developed my own style and I am not afraid to try new things. Yes, you will have some disasters, but that is what learning is all about. Buy a few cookbooks and go from there. You will find that pretty soon you will automatically be able to adapt a recipe to your liking.

Good luck! and happy cooking.

P.S. The best investment you can make in cooking is a very good set of pots and pans. Get the best you can afford.

Old 06-07-2005, 10:48 AM   #4
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Re: I'm afraid to cook!

You can always try a slow cooker/ crock pot. I can cook but hate to!!! All you have to do is put the food in the pot per the recipe and 4-8 hours later its done.

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