I know you want to jump right into cooking! But slow down… Remember that in the kitchen, preparation is everything.
Before focusing in on ingredients and techniques, there are certain foundational elements you need to learn about.
Start with My Top Ten Keys to Cooking for an “Executive Summary” of everything I learned in culinary school.
Read The History of Cuisine to get a background understanding of where cooking began and how its early beginnings impact how we cook today.
Study up on Food Safety to ensure that you keep you and your loved ones safe while you experiment.
Get familiar with the most important Tools you’ll need to cook great food.
Reference my Weights & Measures cheat-sheet to help you read and adapt recipes.
And finally, cook the best food possible by starting with the best ingredients. Learn What’s in Season? to find those foods.