I DID IT!!!
I have some very thrilling news to share with all of you! After months of hard work, I am thrilled to announce that my new eBook is now available:
Back to Basics: Cooking 101 – A Beginner’s Guide to Cooking.
It has brewing in the back of my mind for months and finally decided to put pen to paper, or shall I say, fingers to keyboard, and went for it.
ABOUT THE EBOOK
The eBook is inspired by my philosophy that contrary to what many people believe, cooking is not hard or stressful — or at least, it should not be. Instead, cooking should be a very creative and energizing experience. Yes, the end result is obviously significant. But real happiness comes from the journey, especially if you can share it with your family.
And so, in the eBook, I take you by the hand and guide you through your kitchen, eliminating any fears and giving you the confidence that you, too, can handle any recipes.
Something I wish I had when I first started my cooking journey. Not only it would have made that room, the kitchen, less daunting, but it would have saved me time and money on all the gadgets that I have acquired.
Here is an overview of the chapters, which all feature many high-resolution photos to enhance your reading pleasure:
CHAPTER 1: BASIC KITCHEN CLEANLINESS & CROSS-CONTAMINATION
You will find facts, tips, and tricks to keep your kitchen clean and safe. And of course, this includes properly washing your hands anytime that you touch anything in the kitchen.
CHAPTER 2: KNIVES – SHARPENING, HANDLING & SO MUCH MORE
Knives are so essential in cooking. You will learn methods for keeping your blades sharp and get advice on how to choose the perfect knife. There are also tips on how to hold a knife and a list of essential knives that you will need.
CHAPTER 3: COOKING TOOLS & HOW TO USE THEM
Having way too many cooking gadgets in your kitchen is not the goal. Using them effectively is what matters. I have listed the necessary staple cooking tools that you need to get you started.
CHAPTER 4: COOKING PANS
Investing in a good set of pots and pans can be a daunting task. But do not worry; you will find a suggested starter kit. Plus, I list my favorite pans and those that I cannot live without, along with things that you need to know regarding usage, cleaning, and maintenance.
CHAPTER 5: APPLIANCES NEEDED AND WHY
So many machines promise the world, but only a few can deliver. You will discover the essential appliances that you need. They will become your best friends in the kitchen.
CHAPTER 6: RECIPE FROM BEGINNING TO END
Do you want to know an embarrassing secret? When I first started cooking, I burned water. I am serious, I did not even know this was possible but somehow managed to do it. I share tips and tricks on how to follow a recipe from start to finish. It is a collection of information that I wish I knew back when I was in your shoes.
CHAPTER 7: BURNER BASICS
Do you have questions about whether you should go with a gas burner or electric? I share some insights to help you understand the pros and cons.
CHAPTER 8: PLATING YOUR RECIPE
Plating is a vital aspect of cooking. In other words, the most delicious and elegant meal can be ruined if the plating is underwhelming. You will learn how to plate like a professional.
CHAPTER 9: PANTRY: WHAT YOU SHOULD ALWAYS HAVE ON HAND
With a well-stocked pantry, you can cook with confidence. You will discover some nonperishables that I keep in my pantry and that you may want to stay in yours, too.
CHAPTER 10: UNLESS IT IS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED AND REPLACING INGREDIENTS
Have you ever felt at a loss when you read a recipe, and it asks you to use butter or eggs, and no further explanation is given? Well, I will fill in the blanks for you, plus I add some more cooking tips.
*BONUS* CHAPTER 11: MY GIFT TO YOU
In this bonus chapter, I share a few favorite recipes that can start your culinary journey. I have made these over and over for family and friends, and they are loved and welcome. I hope that they will be part of your cooking tradition, too.
For a limited time to celebrate the launch, you can buy the eBook for $9.99 instead of the regular price of $14.99. And of course, since it is an eBook, it is available instantly. You can be on your way to becoming a new or better kitchen gourmet within minutes.
To get the eBook, simply click HERE and “Add” it to your cart. And then, make your payment through the secure checkout (click the cart icon on the top-right of your screen).
I hope that the eBook helps you through your culinary journey! Feel free to connect with me on all my social platforms, sign up for my newsletter, or if you have any questions I am only an email away.