Cooking Essentials (Part 1)

By Owen Jones

Without a doubt, the greatest problem confronting the human race is the production of enough food for the population of the world. After all, food, including water, is the one thing that we can not do without. Everybody must eat enough, although lots of people do eat too much every day. However, it is not just a question of putting something or enough in our mouths, the food has to supply enough energy and enough nutrients.

Our bodies require the nutrients it has to have to permit it to fight off attacks from disease, repair itself if it temporarily loses one of those battles and to only grow as we mature from childhood. We also require nutrients and energy to be able to get around, work and bring up our offspring. Therefore, in order to get the most out of life, we all need to eat sufficient food of the correct quality.

However, having enough of the right type of food is merely part of the problem. You also have to know how to get the most out of that food by preparing it properly and combining it with appropriate foods. This usually involves cooking.

Therefore, the capacity to cook is one of the most vital skills that a person can learn otherwise many of the nutrients will be lost and so precious food will be lost as well. However, cooking does not merely mean preparing the ingredients properly so as not to waste nutrients, it also means providing the whole assortment of nutrients and fibres that we need during the period of, say, a week.

Cooking has traditionally been seen as a woman's occupation in most parts of the world but this is understandable because women were frequently at home with children for a large part of their early lives, however, that has changed in numerous societies. Since the introduction of the birth control pill, numerous women have taken on a different, more equal role in society. Not just that, but more and more individuals are selecting to live alone and indeed individuals are also living longer.

This all points to a need for everybody to learn how to cook. Each man an and woman ought to understand at least the essentials of cookery so that they can take care of themselves or / and take an dynamic part in taking care of their family. This is not an simple job, if you prefer to get it right. In many societies, children begin helping their parents and grandparents prepare food from an early age.

This is something that went out of fashion in many Western countries in the Seventies and Eighties. Luckily, this trend is reversing, however what is noticeable is that young Asian individuals living in the East are shunning learning to cook as 'old fashioned' as they are getting more prosperous. This is a real pity , yet we cannot expect Asian youth to learn from our mistakes.

The family cook has additional responsibilities other than just those outlined above, the family cook also has to learn how to use the household budget wisely. In many families, the food budget is the largest proportion of the total household budget. That is a big responsibility. This just emphasizes the importance of cooking properly, getting the most nutrients possible from food and minimizing waste.

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