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Online Cooking References

Mar 10, 2008
While there are many different types of things that you can learn from books and television, sometimes you need a little more than what older technology could offer in terms of teaching technique. Learning to cook by using online resources can be a great way to become better at cooking quickly.

Books are a good way to learn a lot about cooking - they can contain a lot of recipes in a small amount of space, as well as information about ingredients, how to store and care for specific kitchen equipment and more. But most cookbooks are not illustrated, and leave much to the imagination.

For pictures, we can always turn to TV. TV shows about cooking often show just how to pull together a recipe, and how to use certain types of kitchen equipment as well. But you can't print a recipe on TV, and TV can't give you the detailed amounts needed to really complete a recipe like a book can.

The Internet, and the numerous food and cooking related websites on it, has the best combination of the two of these. These websites can have video files, showing the techniques and skills, with lengths as short as 10 seconds or as long as an hour or more. They can be just as high quality as television, too.

These sites also have the ability to show a lot of text - an infinite amount, just as much as a book. This means that right alongside the video of how to do a specific cooking technique, the owner of a cooking website can also detail a recipe as well as the technique, in text for easy reading.

Being searchable is another great benefit that comes with the Internet. Books are searchable as well - but you need to flip through the pages and through many cookbooks to get what you want. With search engines, you can find recipes quickly with inputting just a little bit of text and clicking a button.

There are even whole websites devoted to novice cooks - with scaled down recipes and videos that go step by step, showing the recipe and each step in video form for cooks who really need help learning how to cook. These are resources that aren't found anywhere else but online.

With all of the choices that are available for learning how to cook, from classes to books to television shows, you need to be sure that you pick a method that will really help you learn how to cook easily and well. Often, a combination of classes and online resources can help you to easily learn to cook.
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Aazdak Alisimo writes for BasicCookingTips.com - where you can get cooking tips and recipes for just about anything you are making.
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