The Easiest Ways to Learn How to Cook

Have you ever wanted to have the ability to prepare your own gourmet meal? It can be very liberating to cook for yourself without needing to rely on someone else to do it for you. If you have made up your mind that cooking is a skill that you want to acquire, you will then need to make a choice regarding where you will learn it. Nowadays, there are many more options than there used to be. There are also good resources available for people with a limited amount of money to spend on cooking lessons. Here are some of the best places to learn how to cook.


Cooking shows have become hugely popular during the past two decades. All you need to do is flip through the channels at any time of the day or night and you will find at least one cooking show on. There is an entire channel devoted to food, so it is safe to say that cooking shows have never been more popular than they are at this moment. Because there are so many cooking shows, this will give you a lot of cuisines to choose from. No matter what type of food you are interested in, you will most likely find a show that will teach you how to prepare it. Before too long, you will be cooking as good as Tim Love.

The Internet

You can find just about any piece of information online these days. There are an endless amount of websites that are devoted to food preparation. You can also watch cooking videos on YouTube and similar sites. These videos are helpful because you can also read the user comments under them to get additional advice from people who have attempted to make the meal shown in the video. You can learn from their mistakes and save yourself some time in the process.


If you really want to learn the old school way, you can go to the library and get some cookbooks to refer to while you are in the kitchen. While you could play some cooking videos on your laptop or tablet in the kitchen, you will risk getting some food on them that could cause some serious damage. This is why using a cookbook for reference while in the kitchen is always preferable to an electronic device. You might also try going to flea markets and garage sales to look for cookbooks.

9 thoughts on “The Easiest Ways to Learn How to Cook”

  1. Aside from growing up watching relatives cook. I learn some of the recipes from TV shows and cookbooks. These days, youtube seems to be the go-to site for video demos on cooking and, well, pinterest for awesome recipes… oh and blogs too!

  2. Great tips! My mom was master of her kitchen, so it was basically off limits for us. That being said, I had to jump in and learn for myself once I got married. Thank God for books & the internet 🙂

  3. I took cooking classes in high school and did cooking in 4H growing up and we had a “Foods” leader that would have monthly meetings to teach us. So, I learned when I was young, but it is nice there is so much for people to learn when they are older.

  4. great tips for beginners . I am actually a culinary instructor so come from the other side but I always encourage and love people who want to improve their own home culinary skills

  5. I learned how to cook basic meals from my mom. Now my Dad does all of the cooking, and I’ve learned some great recipes from him. Otherwise, I find some great ideas on blogs.

  6. I’m so thankful for the people who post recipes online. I normally check the internet for new recipes, or when I’m out of dinner ideas.

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