I think most of us have goals for 2021. One popular goal that a lot of people have is to try new things. So, of you’re someone who loves being in the kitchen, why not try new things in the kitchen? 2021 is the year to challenge yourself and to explore new things that are outside of your comfort zone. Maybe you’ve never cooked a meal in your life. Maybe you’re a professional chef. Or maybe you’re somewhere in between. Whatever the case, we’ll be going over some ways that you can improve your culinary skills this year.
Learn to cook the perfect steak
Most chefs will tell you that if you can’t cook a great steak, you need to learn. Steak is a staple dish, both for home dinners and restaurant dinners, which means that it’s a great idea to learn how to perfect this dish, no matter what your culinary aim is. Unfortunately, it can be hard to cook even a decent steak if your steak isn’t good quality. That’s why more and more people have been opting for more expensive steaks that are of a better quality, such as Japanese shorthorn.
Go for a cooking class
If you’re a professional, you’re probably rolling your eyes. However, everyone can learn something from another chef, no matter how advanced they are. Cooking classes are a great way for beginners and experts alike to improve upon their cooking skills. You can even go for specialized cooking classes if there’s a specific dish or technique you’ve always struggled with. Cooking classes are also a great way to relax and make connections in the culinary world. Not to mention the fact that there are other benefits of cooking classes. When you look at all of this, there’s really no reason not to at least give it a shot.
Learn a new skill
Chefs often tend to get very comfortable in the dishes they make and the techniques they use. But why limit yourself? Instead, use this year as an opportunity to learn a new culinary skill. This can be a new dish or a new technique. Another popular skill that can give chefs an extra advantage is the ability to make sushi, as it is such a refined practice. And while some chefs tend to shy away from sweet goods, being able to bake will give you an undeniable edge. Start with baking for beginners and work your way up.
Try a new culture’s cuisine
People tend to make what they know. But, just as with your skills, there’s no reason to limit yourself. Why make the same dishes with the same ingredients and flavors when there’s so much more to try and experience? Step out of your comfort zone and learn to make dishes that are completely new to you. Perhaps you’ve always felt intimidated by French cuisine. Or you’ve always struggled to make Mexican food. But that’s all the more reason to improve. You can start small – for example, if you want to dive deeper into Indian cuisine, you could start with these vegan snacks.