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Things You Need To Know About Cooking

People present all around the world are different form each other in many ways. But one thing they must have in common which is they eat food. Many people all around the world doesn’t eat because they have to but also because they love to. To make eatable substances into food, it must be cooked. Cooking is done to as just a duty i.e. you and your close ones may be able to eat or it is also done because it’s a job i.e. profession.

Let’s first have a quick briefing on what cooking actually is. Cooking is basically the art of food preparation for consumption.  Cooking is said to be a form of art. It is said that everyone can cook but not every can cook well. In recent times, you can use appliances like juicer, mixer, slicer, etc to make cooking easy.

Methods of Cooking

It is said that there are various ways of cooking food. These categories are made on the basis of levels of heating, cooking time and moisture. The method you will use in cooking your food will surely affect the cooked food. It will affect the taste, moisture, flavor, tenderness, etc of the food material. Here are list of methods people use in cooking- Roasting (like grilling, barbecuing), Baking (like flash baking or just baking), Boiling (like steaming, pressure cooking, infusion, etc), Frying (like partial frying, deep frying, pan frying), Smoking and many more. A brand new method of cooking has come up which is microwaving.

Advantages and Disadvantages of cooking

Cooking ensures food safety. Cooking in the presence of heat kills germs, bacteria, parasites and viruses or makes them inactive.  Food poisoning can occur if your food is not properly cooked or undercooked. This can cause very serious health problems. So, to escape such dangerous conditions, you must cook your food properly. This is the benefit of cooking. Now let’s discuss about the ill effects of cooking. Scientists and researchers have said that over cooking of food can actually remove all the nutrients present in it. By referring to nutrients, it includes vitamins, proteins, carbohydrates, minerals, etc. According to surveys, too much roasting meat can result in the formation of carcinogens in it. This may lead to cancer on its consumption.

Tips for making cooking cheaper

In the last 5 years, the cost of everything in the market has increased to a great extent. So, nowadays, good cooking is not only the priority, you have to also be an efficient cook so that you save money and still cook something good and healthy. One of way keeping cooking under budget is by using energy efficient ways of cooking. Like using a microwave oven or an induction oven is a smart and easy way of saving the fuel price. You should always toast breads using a toaster and not a griller and always used a pressure cooker wherever you can. Some other tips are – you should defrost the frozen food kept in the fridge overnight, use glass or ceramic or non-stick pans and many more. These small tips are so effective that if you follow them you can see your cooking budget is going down.