New skills are fun and fulfilling to learn – especially when it comes to Mexican food! Whether you want to build something technical or spark creativity, the addition of a new ability into your life is one of the best ways to truly connect with yourself. Whether you’re just starting to learn to cook, you’re a foodie, or parenthood has left you with little room in your schedule, there are great ways technology can help make learning more fun and a lot easier. From online cooking channels that will help you develop new skills or polish existing ones, to meal box delivery services that can take care of the majority of the work for you, there are a ton of tips and tricks that can help make you a more savvy chef. Today, El Pavo Bakery is proud to share some of the best ways to polish your culinary abilities.
Try Learning from the Local Professionals
Have you ever thought about learning how to cook by trying to recreate the dishes from your favorite restaurants? Recreating a variety of your favorite foods from local eateries can be a great way to learn new skills, especially considering that local chefs have a tendency to develop their menus with local ideas in mind. Recipes are often designed to take advantage of locally available ingredients and are typically built to cater to regional tastes and preferences.
Try reaching out to some of the chefs in your area via email or even over social media. You never know — in addition to getting the chance to learn something new from a bonafide professional, you might even make a new friend in the process! Ask if some of the chefs in your area will share their knowledge with you, and see if you can find some creative new foods to try out at home.
Give Yourself a Quick Online Education
These days, it’s easier than ever to learn a new skill online. You can even do so without spending a ton of money. YouTube, for example, has a ton of cooking content that can help you learn new skills in the kitchen, and will walk you through recipes step by step. If you really want to learn from the professionals, something like a Masterclass by Gordon Ramsay can really help you to learn with videos that you can watch at your leisure, repeating steps as many times as you need in order to truly get it right.
When learning new skills and recipes online, you’ll want a tablet or smartphone that’s up to the task. Also, make sure you have an internet connection that’s fast and reliable.
Use a Time-Saving App or Delivery Service
One of the toughest things about cooking is the time that it takes, and not just in the kitchen. Picking out recipes, finding ingredients...it all adds up! There are a ton of ways technology can make this easier for you, such as an app or service that can meet you halfway (or more, if you need), as well as a monthly planner to help you streamline your schedule.
If you love cooking but don’t have time to get all creative about it, an app like Paprika can help you choose from a database of all your favorite recipes. Websites like Bluprint can help you out by serving up recipes that will develop your skills as you cook them. Finally, a meal kit box can help you by simply delivering the ingredients right to your door! All you need to do is put them all together.
As you can see, there are a ton of ways the Internet can make learning to cook a possibility, even for the busiest among us! Whether you reach out to local chefs, use a streaming service to learn your way around the kitchen or rely on a delivery service to do most of the legwork for you, hopping online can help you become a culinary master in no time.
Founded in 1962 by Mexican immigrant, Don Pedro Vasquez, El Pavo Bakery is a small family business that specializes in home-made products that bring people together. From cakes, pan dulce, to Mexican food, we use the highest quality ingredients and create art with everything that we do. Browse our menu today!
Written by Eric Kelly of MyDadVentures.com