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Posted 5/8/08
I don't have any experience in cooking, but i would like to learn how. Especially Japaneses and Italian food.
Any tips on how i should start. And what are the easiest of these ^ dishes to make?
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I guess you should practice just using the equipment. Trying not to burn random stuff.
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Lamak wrote:

I guess you should practice just using the equipment. Trying not to burn random stuff.


How much will it help to take a cooking class?
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PurpleWasabi wrote:


Lamak wrote:

I guess you should practice just using the equipment. Trying not to burn random stuff.


How much will it help to take a cooking class?
You really don't need to take a cooking class. All you need is a good cooking book. Maybe one that has things that you would like to make. Just get the ingredients and make it a couple of times. Try to see which one tastes the best.

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yeah, a cooking book is all you need. They can be expensive, though, and that's why I just print recipes off the internet. The problem with that is that if it's truly Japanese or Italian, it might not be in English. Many foreign dishes have their ingredients changed a lot because certain spices and whatnot appeal to different people.

Apparently, root beer tastes like band aids(I think just the smell of them) to Japanese people. You heard it right, straight from my Japanese teacher-assistant, who still regularly visits Japan =P Not the actual teacher because... She isn't exactly an expert on explaining things in English.
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yeah, a cooking book is all you need. They can be expensive, though, and that's why I just print recipes off the internet. The problem with that is that if it's truly Japanese or Italian, it might not be in English. Many foreign dishes have their ingredients changed a lot because certain spices and whatnot appeal to different people.

Apparently, root beer tastes like band aids(I think just the smell of them) to Japanese people. You heard it right, straight from my Japanese teacher-assistant, who still regularly visits Japan =P Not the actual teacher because... She isn't exactly an expert on explaining things in English.


How do i know if the book is good. Cause especially with japanese food. The difference in quality between different peoples food is huge.
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Buy a cookbook dude lol. Better yet get your mother or father or grandparents to teach you because you wont learn much from the net
Posted 5/8/08
Aside from cook books there are shows/ videos that could definitely help you along the way. If you're a visual person then this method would be easier.
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sypris wrote:

Buy a cookbook dude lol. Better yet get your mother or father or grandparents to teach you because you wont learn much from the net


yeah but isn't it better to learn from someone
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PurpleWasabi wrote:


sypris wrote:

Buy a cookbook dude lol. Better yet get your mother or father or grandparents to teach you because you wont learn much from the net


yeah but isn't it better to learn from someone


Get your family to teach you. You need physical training the only thing you will find here are recipes but that doesnt do you any good if you dont know how to cook in the first place.
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PurpleWasabi wrote:


D-bob wrote:

yeah, a cooking book is all you need. They can be expensive, though, and that's why I just print recipes off the internet. The problem with that is that if it's truly Japanese or Italian, it might not be in English. Many foreign dishes have their ingredients changed a lot because certain spices and whatnot appeal to different people.

Apparently, root beer tastes like band aids(I think just the smell of them) to Japanese people. You heard it right, straight from my Japanese teacher-assistant, who still regularly visits Japan =P Not the actual teacher because... She isn't exactly an expert on explaining things in English.


How do i know if the book is good. Cause especially with japanese food. The difference in quality between different peoples food is huge.


Well, rather than simply rushing out to a store and doing a bit of searching, I would actually check out cookbooks online. Many of them have reviews and feedback that end up coming very much in handy...

As for being "good", it really depends on you... Native Japanese food tastes completely different than most Japanese restaurants outside the country. You certainly don't want to run into a cookbook that's considered good in Japan, but the actual meals don't suit your taste.

I'm not a chef or any expert in food, and that's probably the type of person you would want to know to discover whether the cookbook/recipes you wanted were of top quality. If it were me, I would try concocting up a recipe from the internet(possibly a sample from a cookbook), and just seeing how it turns out... If you absolutely love it, I think that the book it came from might be a good idea to look into... Just because something costs money does'nt mean it's better, so if there's a cookbook you can find online that's free - nobody loses.

I would love to give some more advice... but I'm pretty much at my limit - I do know a few chefs I've coincidentally ran into on some games, and that's mostly where I've come to know everything I have. One works in a restaurant, and the other on a ship(not sure if it's a cruise or what, may have been a fishing boat--BIG one--)
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Nope... uhm... not really... (srry lf I cut in)
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PurpleWasabi wrote:

I don't have any experience in cooking, but i would like to learn how. Especially Japaneses and Italian food.
Any tips on how i should start. And what are the easiest of these ^ dishes to make?


I love to cook. so I'd be glad to help you with that.
I'll give you some threads that can ''somehow" help you.

Cooking methods - Helpful, since you can learn new foods from the other posts.
http://www.crunchyroll.com/forumtopic-146422/Cooking-Methods.html

La cuisine - Pictures of foods. This can also improve your creativity in Cooking Arts.
http://www.crunchyroll.com/forumtopic-5169/La-Cuisine.html

Sweets and Dessert - I don't know about you, but I love desserts.
http://www.crunchyroll.com/forumtopic-174978/Recipes-For-Sweets-And-Desserts.html



Oh yeah. Mind you that the best way learning some things about cooking is always on the Internet and the Cook book. Try searching on Google if you like ;)

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Try starting out with sushi, eggrolls, and rice balls a nonvice can makes these easy.
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PurpleWasabi wrote:

I don't have any experience in cooking, but i would like to learn how. Especially Japaneses and Italian food.
Any tips on how i should start. And what are the easiest of these ^ dishes to make?


i think there is a webst that teach u how to cook. what u have to do is just click wat ingrediant that u hav & they'll tell u wat u can cook and how.. but gomen ne..i dun remmber it's name
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