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The Art Of Learning The Art Of Fine Cooking

Apr 27, 2008
When we talk about "The art of fine cooking" some people get a bit confused about what this means. They think it has to do with the fact that fine cooking will taste better then their own cooking but that not is really true. Fine cooking has a lot to do with presentation, how food looks on the plate it served on. Yes it should taste good as well but that is not the same as saying that it tastes better then a home cooked meal. The 'art' part in "The fine art of cooking" is probably because sometimes the plates look like little paintings.

Learning Fine Cooking is an art in itself

Have you ever wondered if you would be able to cook like those chefs in those highly acclaimed restaurants? Maybe someone even suggested to you that you should visit a culinary school and start taking lessons. Probably that is not what you need to do, not if it is just for some fun at home or maybe throw a dinner party and impress your friends and family. Their is nothing wrong with following a small course and trying things out by yourself untill you get the hang of it. You do need some natural talent if you want to create a nice display on the plate but if you have that bit of talent then you can go a long way. Do some research by watching television programs about cooking or look what the chef at your favorite restaurant creates for you, maybe ask him or her about the ingredients, if you dare to. Or take a look on the internet if you can find any good tips and recipes but you also need picutres with those then we are talking about the art of fine cooking and that means something for the eye as well.

If your ultimate goal is to find employment in a restaurant that does fine cooking then a bit of cooking and trying out at home will not be enough. Then you should find a good culinary school and attend classes there and finish with a diploma. Have a plan for other employment in the back of your mind because getting a job in the restaurant business will not be easy. You don't want your talent and time invested in learning the art of fine cooking wasted in a stuffy kitchen at a road diner or some buffet were no one appreciates what you can create. If you can't find a job the moment you graduate from school and don't want to relocate then do something completely different so you won't get disappointed about the profession.

Amateur or professional, when you get the change to show your talent you should do it. Be it for friends and family or for guests in the restaurant you cook for people will appreciate the effort you put in creating a dish that not only makes the taste buts sparkle but also is a pleasure for the eyes. In the end that is what the art of fine cooking is about, to give the mouth and eyes an evening you will not forget.
About the Author
Kenny Vanderburen is the main blogger at his Cooking Site . The kitchen might as well be his living room, that's how much time he spends there. Check out his site if you want to know more about slow cooking a prime rib.
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