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It’s hard to truly love something if we feel like we don’t have a choice. You might like what you do for a living, but since it’s not really voluntary, there’ll be times when you wish you could be doing something else. The same principle can apply to cooking. Most people have a love/hate relationship with cooking, and in an age when we’ve had to cook more than usual (since restaurants have been closed), the pendulum is increasingly on the hate side of things. The good news is that it’s always possible to reignite your love of cooking! In this blog, we’ll take a look at a few tried and tested methods that’ll have you on the right path in no time.
Improve the Kitchen
You’ll find that it’s much more enjoyable to cook if you’re doing so in a space that looks and feels clean and pleasant. So if your current kitchen setup is a little underwhelming (for instance, it’s dirty or cramped or overly dark), look at making some improvements. Giving your kitchen a deep clean, organizing the space, and adding some atmospheric lighting will all make spending a few hours in the kitchen a much more appealing prospect.
Invest in Tools
Don’t forget about the tools that you’ll be using, either. This is something that many people overlook, since they believe that all tools are the same. However, this is not the case! There’s a big difference in experience between preparing ingredients with a top-quality knife and preparing ingredients with a budget knife. Even your pots and pans and other kitchen tools (such as your blender) can make a difference to the overall quality of the meal. Plus, if you need another excuse to upgrade, just remember that it’s much more fun to use new and shiny tools!
One of the reasons why people fall out of love with cooking is simply because they carry on making the same meals over and over.
While this is convenient, it’s not all that exciting; after a while, you’ll just be making your meals on autopilot. So to rediscover your
love of cooking, you’ll need to bring some new recipes to the table. It’s always good to step things up and branch out a little!
Could you look up a deviled crab recipe for instance? Or what about dishes from around the world? There’s plenty of awesome
dishes out there -- so don’t rely on your old favorites for every meal!
The Right Setup
Finally, take a look at the atmosphere when you’re cooking and the attitude you’re bringing to the process. If you go into the process thinking it’ll be boring and time-consuming, then that’s just what it’ll be. If you can bring the fun, then you’ll have a good time. It’s that simple! So what can you do to ensure that you’re pushing things in the right direction? Playing some music and making a beautiful table setting to enjoy the meal you cook will set you on the right path!