From home cook to home chef: Quick guide to boost your home cooking game
INQUIRER.net BrandRoom / 03:08 PM February 22, 2021
The coronavirus pandemic has changed our lifestyle – the way we eat, crave and cook. Home cooking has become a creative outlet and source of comfort this new normal. Certain food trends, from easy-to-make Dalgona coffee to creamy ube cheese pandesal to yummy baked sushi, have consequently brought out the inner cook and baker in some of us.
With longer hours being spent at home, it’s high time that you tie on that apron and polish your cooking abilities. If you love preparing food as much as eating out, why not elevate your cooking skills and deliver the much-needed variety to the menu? After all, you don’t have to be a professional chef to cook like one.
Here’s a guide we made to help you kickstart your new-found passion this new normal.
Learn from the Experts
Throughout the quarantine period, many people are evidently seen on social media spending more time in the kitchen. Traffic to cooking websites & social media channels have hugely increased. Instantly, learning to cook delightful main dishes and desserts have become few clicks away, all thanks to the countless video tutorials available in the web. The best thing about these tutorials is that most of them are free of charge. But if you wish to take your passion to the next level, you may want to join paid webinars done by culinary institutions or renowned chefs. This could be your stepping stone to learning the most complex cooking techniques.
Taste Food as you Cook
One effective way to improve your home-cooked dishes is to get into the habit of tasting the food as you cook or you can also ask some family members to do it for you. That way, you’ll be able to get a constructive feedback whether the dish tastes too bland or too salty so you can save it before it reaches the dinner table. Not only it can help you get insights but it can also serve as your family’s bonding time together.
Choose the Right Kitchen Appliance
Essential part of boosting your home cooking skills is to choose the perfect partner in your kitchen. Major considerations when investing in kitchen equipment are functionality, durability and aesthetics. As the saying goes, “you are only as good as your tools” so choosing the appliance that meets your needs is a sure-fire way to achieve an efficient kitchen.
You can jumpstart your cooking game with the Technik 60 cm Cooking Range TFG6031CRVMBC. Cook like a pro with Italian Sabaf/ Defendi gas burners that guarantee high level performance. It is equipped with Cast Iron Pan Support that can withstand the wear and tear of heavy-duty use.
Technik offers accuracy in baking with its Thermostat Controlled Oven. Additionally, it is built with Double Glass Low-E Oven Door which retains the heat inside, saves energy and leaves the outer-facing door cooler for safety. Talking about safety, the Technik cooking range has Oven Safety Valves, so unexpected gas leakage in the kitchen will be prevented.
Backed up with over 350 authorized service centers nationwide, Technik cooking ranges are covered with two years warranty on parts and one year on service. Their products are available in their showrooms located in Quezon City, Legazpi, Davao, Cebu, Bacolod and Iloilo and in leading appliance stores nationwide. To check out Technik’s complete product line, you may visit Tecnogas Technik Philippines on Facebook or browse through their website at www.tecnogas.com.ph.
Of course, not even renowned chefs have mastered their cooking skills overnight so taking your cooking game to the next level takes lots of practice. Good luck on your journey future home chefs!