This is a good time to learn and hone a new skill. Not everyone gets the luxury of time to practice any newly acquired skill. But now you have time not only to learn but also to master such a skill. Cooking is an art but also a skill that is extremely useful. If you are someone who loves to eat, but do not want to cook because of the hassles involved, you can start with learning with the basics of cooking. Leave the complicated Masterchef techniques behind and learn the basic skills necessary for learning cooking such as:
- Knife skills
- Basics of baking
As a beginner, you need a mentor who can help you to become a better cook every day. Cookbooks and cooking shows are a great way to learn cooking. You can learn cooking from web shows like Hebbar’s Kitchen. Are you determined to learn or upgrade your cooking skill? Check out these shows that focusing on specific cuisines and techniques:
Look I can Cook Ripu Daman Handa
Watch TV web series with Masterchef participants on the Watcho app. It has released one season with over 15 episodes. Check recipes like chicken coconut curry, mushroom cheese toast, lemon rice, and many more. You’ll enjoy watching him cook healthy recipes that taste delicious too.
Ina Garten’s Barefoot Contessa
This is hosted by the amazing Ina Garten. Her recipes are delicious, moreish, and hearty. She also gives amazing tips for entertaining your guests. If you are planning a holiday dinner, check out these recipes baked pasta with eggplant, and tomatoes, chicken thighs in creamy mustard sauce, Moroccan lamb tajine, perfect roast chicken, bourbon honey cake, pumpkin spice cupcakes with maple frosting, vanilla rum panna cotta with salted caramel, cranberry and apple cake.
Nigella Lawson’s Nigella Express
Every cook loves the homestyle cooking of Nigella Lawson. She hosts multiple cooking shows ranging from Simply Nigella, Nigella Express, and many more. If you want to host a Christmas dinner with minimal hassle, these episodes will help you. You can learn recipes like mine pie, chili jam, maple roast parsnips, chocolate fruit cake, squash & sweet potato soup, and many more.
Kylie Kwong: My China
Join the Maestro of Asian cooking Kylie Kwong on a journey to China. Follow her along as she ventures into the quaintest little villages cooking authentic and traditional Chinese food. This travelogue takes you across Toishan, Hong Kong, Beijing, Guangdong, Shanghai and many more cities in China. Check her assemble a simple bowl of noodles with local ingredients. This show generally features on Fox TV.
Jamie Oliver Cooks
Jamie Oliver is an amazing chef who cooks delicious, and comforting food. Jamie has Italian roots and has many Italian restaurants all around the world. His shows have some delicious barbeque recipes, roast potatoes, pasta dishes, pizza recipes, and much more. Looking for the perfect roast turkey recipe? Check out his roast turkey recipe. Recently he hosted a show where he cooks Italian recipes with his mentor Genero Contaldo. He travels all across Italy to explore the regional Italian recipes and learn from the regional chefs.
Learn the basics of homestyle cooking from these shows and you will be a pro-cook by the time quarantine ends.