Why Are Some Turned Off When The Word "Cooking" is Mentioned?
Why when I mention the word "cooking" people get crazy like its a foreign word. I felt the same way when the word "baking" is mentioned. I cringe You ask why? Well, I as Chef Woo Can cook or prepare meals based on taste. I don't measure anything. Ok, your not at that level yet but with baking, I love cakes, cookies and pastry. Making cookies is buying a box of a premixed mixture, add an egg and stir. As you know Chef Woo likes to make things from scratch. On time I was making cookies and the recipe asked for soften butter, ok not exactly a measure involved in terms of quantity but I took it as I can microwave the butter. How wrong I was. But as simple as microwaving, my cookies didn't turn out correctly. So, I can say that I empathize with you guys trying to cook. The farthest you guys probably went in terms of cooking is to open the box, mix the prepacked ingredients and cook.
I sense th frustration and I know now that the word "cooking" is a dirty word.
Now, with Chef Woo Can, his saying is "If Chef Woo Can, You Can Too" and I will show you how to cook by taste and by doing so, you'll enjoy creating a delicious dish. Notice I didn't use that word "cooking"
After a couple of simple ways, you'll learn to taste the food, there's no perfect formula in cooking. It's more a guide and you add more or less your favorite ingredients or sauces.
So, stay with me and your on your way to creating your favorite dish and the beauty is it just doesn't have to be Asian. So stay with me and your one step from creating a great dish. Tomorrow I will mention one ingredient, go to your favorite store in the Asian aisle and pickup a couple of sauces.
By Chef Woo Can at www.chefwoocan.com