If you have read read/studied Management theories, you would be familiar with Ps and Ms. For example 4Ps of Marketing – price, product, promotion, and place… 4Ms of Production – Men, Machine, Money and Materials…. And so many more.
In similar lines, I have developed 10Ps of Cooking. Presenting them to you:
(Not necessarily in the same order)
To begin or accomplish anything there must be a well-laid out plan. We must have a final goal and a vision about what we want and how we would like it to taste. There must be a recipe.
Once the idea is developed, we must check and ensure that we have all the essential ingredients. From cooking oil to spices to vegetables, it must all be ready in the right quantity and at the right time.
By people, I mean those who cook and eat. It need not necessarily mean different persons though.
Once the recipe, necessary ingredients and the people are there, the next step is to jump into action - Start the preparations for the mouthwatering dish!
Cooking is an art and not a science. There can be recipes which might give you measurements from ounces to pinches to what not. But, practically, it requires lots of prudence. It is
Now, this is a pre-requisite. Cooking is no child’s job and requires lots of patience. Always remember that cooking takes its own sweet time and you cannot hurry anything. If you do, the output would be a disaster. The vessels might get greased badly. There can be several other worst case scenarios. But I am not going to list them down and scare you!
Persistence goes hand in hand with patience. Sometimes, the food might not taste as you had planned. But, such mishaps must never deter you. Always remember that perfection comes with persistence.
Well, this is fundamental for anything that you do. Cooking is no exception. Love what you do. Enjoy and be proud. Be confident and believe in yourself.
Rewards, appreciation and recognition is considered to be an important factor in professional life. Culinary skills is no different from any qualified and it is very important that the person who cooks is duly praised. A few good words will not cost anything. In the case of self-cooking, pat your back, give little gifts, and be proud!!!
Practice makes man perfect. Never ever give up!!!
Happy cooking folks J
Have a great time!!!