The COVID-19 pandemic has brought unprecedented challenges and changes to our lives. Amidst the uncertainty, many of us have found solace in the simple joys of cooking and sharing meals with our families. This experience has reminded us of the importance of togetherness and companionship. It also encouraged us to be more creative and resourceful in the kitchen.
As we adapted to lockdowns and social distancing measures, many of us turned to home cooking. We started to nourish ourselves and our loved ones, as well as comfort and distract from the stresses of the outside world. As a result, the kitchen became a hub of activity. It is a place where we could come together to create something delicious and meaningful.
I know I have been cooking and experimenting more. I am an optimist at heart and miss gatherings and planning for times spend together. The result is this new website and hopefully more blog posts to come. Let’s start cooking; practice makes it better. Soup to the rescue.
While many cookbooks focus on basic recipes like scrambled eggs, I believe that soup deserves more attention as a starting point for beginner home cooks. Given the current pandemic and the need for comfort, soup is the perfect choice. Not only is it easy to make, but it is also nutritious and can be made in large batches to last throughout the week. In other words: Soup to the rescue!
One of the key advantages of soup is its versatility. It can be made with a wide variety of ingredients, ranging from vegetables to meats to grains, and can be tailored to individual tastes and dietary needs. Additionally, soup is a great way to use up leftovers or ingredients that might otherwise go to waste.
Another benefit of soup is its forgiving nature, making it ideal for those who are new to cooking. Itallows for experimentation and improvisation. By combining flavorful ingredients in a pot and allowing them to simmer until they’re tender and delicious, even novice cooks can create flavorful and comforting meals.
Therefore, for anyone looking to build confidence and skills in the kitchen, I strongly recommend starting with soup. It’s a comforting, nourishing, and accessible way to explore the world of cooking. It can bring some much-needed warmth and comfort during these challenging times. With a little experimentation and practice, anyone can become a soup master.
I am offering two (level one in soup making) recipes: