Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Life lessons that are relatable while cooking

I don't belong in the kitchen. Some people in the world cannot cook or simply have no interest in cooking and I'm one of them. I would rather starve myself or make instant ramen than cook something fancy for myself and wash the dishes. Do you get the point?

I hate cooking.

Wait, hate is a strong word. There are worse things than cooking.

I'll say that cooking doesn't interest me.

Talking about love and hate, I love Italian cuisine and I was craving some since the past few weeks. I'm too tired of eating in restaurants as I live away from home so I decided to cook Italian food myself last night.

I cooked an Italian meal for dinner last night.

Let that sink in.

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Talking about it, the food was delicious. Also as my philosopher mind never ceases to run in aimless directions, I learned quite a lot about planning, presentation while cooking and I shall share my thoughts with you.

Every head chef needs a sous chef:

I wouldn't be able to manage it all alone. I was glad that I had my mother who helped me out while I learned some of her tips and tricks along the way. Similarly in life, you should be independent enough to work alone if the situation arises but also you should learn to appreciate the people who stood beside and helped you in your journey so far.

Keep tasting all the way:

(Read the next paragraph in Gordon Ramsay Voice)

Never underestimate the power of tasting as you cook. It tells us where the dish lacks so that we could  balance the flavors together. In life, we need to stop at certain intervals, look back, analyze ourselves, make adjustments and move on.

Prep work is important:

If you keep on waiting till the last minute to do everything, you have already lost half of the battle. Take your time. Do your research. Make a strategy and move accordingly. You will be amazed to see how much time you save only because you made a plan before hand.

Sharing is caring:

I'm the kind of person who CANNOT eat alone. I'm sure mostly of us can't. It feels great to share the bounty with the one you love. Sharing is caring. Invite people and show them what hospitality is. Life is too short to live with grudges. Food would taste much sweeter if you're with your people.

Who could have thought you could find life lessons in cooking?

Do you agree or don't you? Do you have any other life lesson that one could relate to while cooking? Let me know in the comment section below.

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  1. That Italian dish looks really tasty! Thanks for sharing those tips on presentation and planning. Cooking can really teach one a lot. I'm not much of a cook, but I love watching cooking shows to learn from like the Junior Masterchef US. :)

    1. I'm not much of a cook but I enjoy watching Masterchef USA as well, not the junior one though :P

  2. This is a very interesting post Sakshi; Very rarely do we get to see a life experience related to cooking. You have done a neat job at it :):

    1. I'm glad that you like it. Yes, this is a complete different perspective.

      Thank you :)

  3. I am like you when it comes to cooking... I can cook but I would rather not... However; you are right... there are life lessons about being prepared when you are making a meal and you definitely should be taste testing just as you do in life... very good Sakshi... so happy to see you back regularly xox

    1. I hope that I can continue to be this regular in blogging. Thank you for always being so supportive :)

  4. I know what you mean.. I do however like cooking, but I hate doing the dishes, so usually I avoid dishes by not cooking, haha :)


  5. I'm a foodie and I love to cook.I recently tried making potato chips in microwave almost burned it making the chips (Reason why my mother doesn't let me cook much).That looks delicious.I wonder if Gordon Ramsey can read that paragraph without being Gordon Ramsey about it.

    Neal Kind
    Daily Diaries

  6. Great blog SAkshi! I love Italian too... Just followed you on instagram and google+

    Would love to have you visit my blog!


  7. life lessons from cooking,though we know,it's good to be reminded since we tend to forget the most imp. things.Cooking really is something one should be able to enjoy to be able to cook,i think you've done a decent job from the look of it.

    1. This seems to be a completely different perspective. Thank you :)

  8. Oooh! I love that food picture you posted! I'll go and follow you there! And I'm not a huge fan of cooking too, but it does help teach lessons. :)

    xoxo Morning

  9. That picture is definite food porn!
    Thanks for linking up with #WeekendBlogHop!

  10. Loved the perspective :) And yes, the pic totally rocks!

    Life lessons are all around us and cooking surely is one of the best ways to learn some. Personally, I love to cook, but doing the dishes and clearing up afterwards is a different story......Having said that, there is nothing like cooking a great meal for your loved ones :)

    1. I will have to agree that there is nothing like cooking a meal for your loved ones :)


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