Aspects of cooking

Cooking is in the ADN of each cook

Each dish has its own unique flavour, which depends on the cook. What makes a good chef in a 5-star restaurant depends on the chef’s feelings during the day, the selection of ingredients, the cutting of the meat, chopping of the vegetables, presentation of the dish and the right dosage of seasoning.

Cooking involves team spirit

Cooking in a team requires good team spirit for it to be successful. It has the power to unite people as it involves communication and helping each other. Cooking is often a team building activity in many businesses. At the same time cooking is a sharing of knowledge, with each individual having their own skills and preferences in either European, Oriental, Australian, Modern Asian, South American, North American, African and even Traditional cooking.

The art of seasoning

Seasoning is the right balance of sweetness and sourness or acidity in the food. Some people know how to harmonize sweet, sour, salt, and bitter flavours. Salt enhances sweetness and suppresses bitterness while uplifting the taste of the food. For example, when you are using hot chilli, you will need to add more sour and salty ingredients, but of course, it all depends on your personal liking. Most people learn how to cook from printed recipes. However, only experience can teach you how to fix the dosage of ingredients despite some cooks are naturally gifted with that quality.

The freshness of your ingredients

Fresh veggies and fresh meat or fish defines the quality of your meal. I remember eating The catch of the day, which was prepared by the chef at Restaurant La Plage in a five-star hotel, So Sofitel Bel Ombre, Mauritius. It was such an exquisite experience. My palate has never tasted something so good. The fish had a saline taste from the sea, the flavor was typical from the coast. It was a mixture of all the smell from the surrounding area. The preparation, the texture and quality of the food was a class above. I suddenly felt I was already in paradise!

Cooking is a passion

After all, cooking is a passion which liberates our own creativity. It is a manipulation of different kinds of ingredients. It is a blend of the love, patience and effort put into action. Nowadays, most hotels offer cooking classes to their guests, which is a nice way for them to experience the local culture and food.

Cooking can be a really enjoyable experience. Try it!