In my article on the things men want in a woman, cooking was omitted as part of the things men want. If you don’t know how to become a better cook for your husband so that you can see or watch him cherish you like never before then trust me he is going to look for another woman that is a better cook.
If you don’t know how to cook, you should get started by learning it now. Cooking is not only for the ladies by the way, a guy can decide to go into the kitchen and get the meal for the day ready especially when the wife is pregnant and their is no house maid to take up her responsibilities. I am not here to teach you how to cook but how to become a better cook for your man.
How To Become a Better Cook for Your Husband
Below are the ways on how to become a better cook for your husband or boyfriend so that he can cherish you over and over again;
1. Watch Cooking Channels or Shows
Watching cooking shows on TV will not instantly make you a better cook, but also to learn your way around the kitchen. Cooking Channel or shows are not just celebrity chefs, it is more like food education. Watch demonstrations by chefs preparing meals, learn about different ingredients and how they are best used, and get the recipe ideas so that you can try at home.
2. Start With Some Standard Recipes
Don’t try to hone your craft with a recipe you’ll never eat again. Learning and practicing the basics, like roasting a chicken, sautéing vegetables, and creating a sauce from scratch, will help you build a solid foundation. When you’re first starting out, make sure that you’re following recipes to a T—you have to know the rules to break them, after all.
If you’ve ever found yourself frustrated by a dish that’s too sweet or too salty, but don’t know how to fix it, learning to balance flavors can be your ace in the hole. Balancing a dish means knowing what tastes to boost when your recipe is being overwhelmed by a single flavor. If this concept seems overly complicated, Cook Smarts’ Flavor Star can help you figure out how to get started.
3. Taste Your Food While You Are Cooking
In general, becoming a better cook means learning to adjust the seasoning of the dish as you cook it. This is especially the case with sauces and stews. As they simmer, the ingredients start to change flavor profiles (e.g., onions transition from tart to sweet, tomatoes become more concentrated when cooked, etc.). Testing your dish as you cook will ensure that it tastes perfect when it is time to serve.
Tip: Ignore this step when cooking poultry and anything other than meats that are cooked to temperature!
This is one of the top tips of how to become a better cook because you may know all the ingredients you need, spend a lot of money on premium ingredients but get the timing wrong and all the money and time spent goes to nothing. Knowing the right time to add certain ingredients goes a long way to making your food taste better.
Some things need to be done before you even light up the stove for example; you can take your time and cut up every vegetable that needs to be chopped, place them in separate bowls and set aside. This is so that once it is time to add these, it will be a matter of putting them into the pot rather than hurriedly washing and cutting them up just before you add them.
6. Pay attention to detail
Watch out for how your cooking can benefit from low, medium or high heat. Sometimes, you need high heat to get that white rice to dry quicker as medium heat will cause it to become soggy.
7. Eat Out More At Good Restaurants
This may seem a little counter-intuitive, but dining out can actually help you become a better cook. I learned to cook in college, but I learned how to become a great cook after eating at restaurants. The more I dined out, the more I wanted the foods I cook at home to be equally as delicious. Dining out at good restaurants helps you set a benchmark for great-tasting food. Eating at a good restaurant also inspires you to create new recipes that may not have been in your repertoire.
Becoming a great cook takes time. Don’t get frustrated if something doesn’t look as pretty as it tastes. Start with simple and small dishes and work your way up to more challenging menus. Now that you have known how to become a better cook to your husband, so don’t disappoint and ensure he enjoys your meal 😋