Cooking is a great way to expand your horizons. There are social benefits to knowing how to cook. For example, you can cook for your friends and host them for a social evening. You can also impress your family by cooking  them a new and exciting meal. If you are looking to cook, there are several different courses available from pursueit.ae. Our cooking courses include everything from individual meals to different types of cuisine.

What’s the best way to learn to cook? 

You can learn to cook by watching television shows, online videos, or even purchasing cook books. However, the best way to learn how to cook is to take a course, especially if you want to make a delicacy or a certain type of cuisine. For example, if you take our Italian cooking class you will learn to make three or more recipes. You will learn how to cook from an experienced chef to make your cooking experience truly authentic. Courses are the best way to learn how to cook because:

  • You get access to a real chef who has experience cooking.
  • The only thing you need to bring is yourself and your interest in cooking.
  • You can enjoy luxurious meals at home without having to go to a restaurant.

Why should you learn how to cook?

Learning to cook will open several different doors for you. For example, cooking is a great way to relieve stress after work or a hard day at school. Cooking will open your mind and make you aware of what you eat. You will also save money when you cook because you won’t be buying prepared food or eating out at expensive restaurants.

Another benefit of cooking is that you will learn to eat the foods that you love and cook for your family. There are courses available from Pursueit for almost every type of cuisine and cooking situation. 

How will cooking courses expand your health and wellbeing

Cooking makes you aware of the ingredients in your food, portion size, and what your dietary intake should be for a given day. When you learn to cook, you will control what goes into your foods. By buying fresh ingredients and preparing your own foods, you will avoid consuming harmful preservatives and other food additives. Cooking also gives you control of portion control. When you cook from a recipe, it will call for a certain amount of ingredients, helping you become more aware of portion size. 

Additionally, cooking at home is also healthier. Cooking a healthier, wholesome meal will make you aware of the calories that you put into your body. Many of your home-cooked meals will also be leaner, lower in fat, and help you stay within a comfortable weight range. 

Does learning how to cook help save money? 

According to some research, cooking at home saves a tremendous amount of money. The average amount spent on a home-cooked meal is very affordable, roughly 15 AED. When you go out to eat, you will spend a lot more, roughly 50 AED for a meal. There are many reasons why a home-cooked meal is cheaper than eating out or eating prepared food:

  1. When you cook at home, you are only paying for the ingredients that go into your food.
  2. Restaurants have a little bit of overhead when they prepare your food, thus they charge more per plate.
  3. Prepared meals cost more because of the processing costs that go into them.
  4. Ingredients that you purchase at the store are often cheaper because they are sourced locally.

How long does it take to learn how to cook?

You can learn the basics of cooking in as little as three hours, which is the typical length of some of our cooking courses. After taking our cooking courses, you will need to spend a little bit of time cooking each day to feel more comfortable in the kitchen. Also, when you take one of our cooking courses, you will be learning from a cooking professional who has spent years perfecting their craft. 

What are some of the best courses to learn cooking? 

If you are wanting to learn how to cook, Pursueit has several different cooking courses to help you learn virtually any type of cooking:

  • Classes that are focused on cuisine, including Indian, Thai, and Mexican cuisines.
  • Cooking opportunities that are family-focused, such as our Mommy and Me cooking course. 
  • Dietary-themed cooking; we offer a Keto course that helps you cook and eat if you are focused on eating healthier. 
  • Baking is also a popular activity that we offer classes for, as this is a therapeutic and enjoyable form of cooking. 

What do I need to buy if I want to learn how to cook?

For our cooking courses, you need no materials or prior experience. However, if you are going to start cooking regularly at home, you might want to consider expanding items for your kitchen. You will eventually need to buy:

  • Pots, pans, and other cooking implements.
  • Recipe books for certain types of cuisines that you want to cook.
  • Serving implements, such as plates and silverware.
  • Spices and maybe a membership to a grocery app

For most people, baking and cooking does not require a huge investment and you will be able to work with basic cooking implements that are around your home. 

Learning to cook can help you socially

When you learn how to cook, it can help you create connections with other people. When you cook for others, it helps create bonds between people and is a very fulfilling act. When we cook for family and friends, it helps us feel like we are part of a community and cooking socially can even help forge new relationships with other people. 

When you learn to cook, you will:

  • Be able to host dinner parties at your home.
  • Have family meals and prepare wonderful food for people.
  • Cook for special occasions, like holidays and weddings.

What are some tips for getting the most out of a cooking course?

If you decide to enroll in a cooking course, there are several tips that will help you get the most out of your class:

  • Take a course that you will enjoy.
  • If you are learning to cook for your family, you might want to consider one of our family-themed courses.
  • If you are taking one of our international cuisine courses, try a class for a cuisine that you know you will like.
  • Take very detailed notes and try to remember all the important details.

Learning how to cook is an art form. You won’t perfect your skill set in just one class, but you will learn all the necessary details and methods to cook specific dishes. One of our courses will lay the foundational knowledge that will help you cook for yourself, family, and friends.