“Cooking is one of the oldest arts and one which has rendered us the most important service in civic life.” – Jean-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin (1755-1826)
This quote itself suggests a reason why one should learn to cook. People who never learn to cook are missing a great opportunity to learn one of the most valuable skills. Cooking is an important skill that everyone should acquire. The time spent on learning how to cook will absolutely not go to waste. And cooking is not as hard as you think. It can be so entertaining to master the culinary arts. Learning to cook is totally worth trying!
Why depend on other people when you can cook a sumptuous meal on your own? No matter where you go, you have the freedom of cooking whenever and however you want. Learning how to cook is especially useful if you have certain diet restriction as you can be in control of all the ingredients that you use.
2. Convenience and taste
Getting hungry in the wee hours? You have the convenience of cooking a quick and healthy meal to satisfy your hunger at any point of time. Best of all, you have full control of the taste and you can adjust it to your liking.
3. Helps with weight management
Going on a diet means strict control on the choice of foods. It is easier to manage your caloric intake if you have control over the ingredients for your meal, which is hard to achieve when eating out. Cut down on unnecessary oil and salt for a healthier meal.
4. Sense of satisfaction
Cooking for yourself and your loved ones can bring about great sense of satisfaction. Add a bit of garnishing and snap a gorgeous photo for your Instagram will certainly gather a lot of great comments from your friends.
5. Saves money
Eating out can be expensive and it will most likely be cheaper if you do-it-yourself. Choose the ingredients based on your budget and you will be surprise that it may even taste better the same dish served in your local restaurants.
Who say cooking is boring? The process of cooking can be more enjoyable than you think. Cook with your friends or your loved ones and it will definitely leave behind great memories. There can also be lots of funny moments if one of your friends is an amateur cook!
7. Impress your date
There is no better way to impress your date than to cook a romantic and delicious dinner. Cooking something they love shows you know them and what they like, and making it yourself shows you care enough to put in effort to make them happy.