Friday challenge: Pick a new ingredient and make something with it.
On select Fridays I will pose a challenge to you, the reader, to improve your lives and careers in some small way. Do you accept the challenge?
Cooking is a skill that simply takes practice, time and a willingness to overcome some fear to develop. The process of learning to cook something new is nearly identical to learning any new skill.
There's a strong chance someone else has done it before and wrote down the steps they took to do it. It's their recipe. It starts off with what they're trying to accomplish and envisioning the final product. You gather the resources, or ingredients, combine them in a specific sequence using different methods. Add some energy. Voila!
The fear of failure prevents most from trying new things. If you follow the recipe there's a strong chance you will have a tasty product at the end. If it doesn't come out, so what? The world didn't end. Try again.
Recently, I chose Savoy Cabbage. I had never used it before. It was on sale. I looked up a recipe and enjoyed the output with a few different dinners. Add that to my repertoire.
Whether it's in your kitchen, or in your job, try something new this week. Bon appetit!