Originally written for and published on Hobbyist World
Cooking is an interesting hobby for many reasons. Getting to know the basics of cooking can be a great way to eat healthily and cooking at home can be more economical than eating out. Then there is the joy of cooking for your friends and family, trying out new recipes and even coming up with ones of your own.
When talking about cooking as a hobby, we mean learning all about cooking, types of cooking involved, how to shop for the ingredients, the utensils and supplies you need and actually doing everything from scratch. Cooking is very useful and can evolve according to you to let you showcase your creativity.
You can play around with fresh produce, grains, dairy, whatever you'd like. Boil em, mash em, stick em in a stew, or you know, whatever else you want to do it anything besides poh-tay-toes too. You can create a vast array of dishes using simple, fresh, and economical ingredients.
Cooking has the widest range, from snacks to breads, soups to sweets. The culinary arts are the dark depth of the ocean, and you the eager explorer.
Cooking requires few resources, to experiment, to test the waters. Most of us have basic utensils and ingredients at home. It also does not require any specific qualification, only passion for tasty food is enough.
Cooking is meditative. Be engrossed in an activity that takes your mind off the daily rigmarole of life. Try this when stressed, frustrates or bored. Cooking is also a productive pass time. It gives our mind a break from the routine, it also adds ownership value to your life in terms of hygiene and timings of meals.
Knowing this art makes us less dependent on others. You can choose to cook whatever you'd like to eat on that day. Of course, YouTube is always there for your rescue when you don't know what you're doing.
Food is one of our most basic needs, and good food is something most of us are willing to spend a pretty penny on. So why not save some money, and change your life for the better, and pick up a knife and some heads of lettuce to decapitate.