COOKING UP A STORM
What makes one cook? Cooking is usually done to appease hunger, almost exclusively by women for the entire household. It is a mundane, mind numbing routine job for women, as they have to do it, day in and day out, come rain or shine, hell or high water. So how to motivate someone to excel in cooking when they are already doing it daily, as an unavoidable chore!
Here is a list of few things, which generally helps in generating an interest to take up or improve one’s culinary skills:
- MAKING AN IMPRESSION ON YOUR LOVED ONES:
The old, old saying about a way to a man’s heart being through his stomach still holds true. So the first thing a bride does is to make an impression on her beloved hubby, is trying out new recipes. And not just newlyweds, some wives and later on, mothers keep experimenting with new dishes, in order to impress their husbands and kids.
- DESIRE TO TRY OUT NEW RECIPES:
Nowadays, all the channels are flooded with cookery shows and contests. They show so many mouth watering dishes that are easy to prepare and the way the chef displays the cooking as an enjoyable task, makes the viewer want to try out new dishes.
- EASY AVAILABILITY OF EXOTIC FOOD STUFF:
Making a routine trip for grocery shopping to the super market brings to your attention, the various exotic fruits, vegetables, spices and sauces that were heretofore unavailable, but brings to you the memory, the various recipes that you wanted to try out but couldn’t, simply because those things were unheard of then. Now is the perfect time to try those. And who wants to miss out the chance to try out new exotic fancy foods.
- DIET CONSCIOUSNESS:
Women of today are much more educated and informed than before and they now realize the importance of cooking a meal that is nutritious and fat-free. This makes them want to try out new dishes that suits their taste buds and at the same time, healthful too.
- POT-LUCK PARTIES:
Pot-luck parties are those get- together parties, where each one brings over one dish and party together. So, on such occasions, you are motivated to cook new dishes, that is fully appreciated by others and bask in the praise that follows.
- COOKERY CONTESTS:
Schools and colleges in their cultural programmes feature cooking competitions. Students genuinely interested in cooking make a huge effort to perfect their dishes and the whole house-hold pitches in to help them.
And lastly, why not once in a while give yourself a treat, by indulging your taste buds to culinary delights. In addition to all these motivations, a person who takes the initiative to better oneself in cooking, experiences great satisfaction in seeing their loved ones devour platefuls of their own hand-made ‘ haute cuisine’.
Motivating others is no easy task and we at Athenastake.com are trying to do exactly that. Follow the topic of the week which is we motivate and you initiate. Try a few of articles and see if you can find motivation Rekindle your interest for your own interest, If looks could kill and Art straight from the heart.