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Path to take to being a very good Cook at home

achilles007 | Jan 6, 2009 08:01 PM

Hi guys.

I must say that this site is EXTEREMELY addictive!!

And I have caught a sudden and extereme fascination with wanting to make my own cheese, bake my own bread,s pastries, cakes, cookies, pies, desserts, etc.Making my own lunchmeat/ coldcuts/ deli meats-- and just being a GREAT GREAT cooker who can make food superior to that of fast food and restaurant food.

I am not looking to cook professionally or hold a job as a chef or have a cooking degree, I just want to be a GREAT GREAT cook at home.

I have heard from others that culinary school is not needed for one who wishes to take this path. But restaurant/bakery experience is needed.

and I am wondering "Why"? How could the experience of working in a kitchen under a chef contribute more to your cooking expertise rather than cooking in an everyday kitchen under yourself?

Is there a way that one could learn how to be a great cook/chef without having to work in a restaurant or something? I think I would just HATE having to work in fast food or restaurant places, and dealing with the conditions they deal with.

If anyone could help-- it would be greatly appreciated... thanks a BUNCH, guys!

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