3 things I find odd about professional cooking


I do believe that I already established that I work in a restaurant and you can see how my work goes, in my post “10 facts about working in a restaurant”. However, today I’ll talk about “professional” cooking and those who blog recipes. Yes, there are some things that I find absolutely odd.

1) The recipe

I understand that you need to follow a recipe if you want to later present what you’re cooking in a blog post, as an example, but I find following a recipe the oddest thing ever. I mean the measurements, not the ingredients.  It’s so odd to me because I’m used to “go with the gut feeling” when I’m cooking. Every woman I know and who participated in teaching me how to cook never in their life used a scale or a measuring bowl. Even the chef where I work (who’s a female) ALWAYS goes with the gut feeling, while the male part of the staff always religiously follows the recipe.

2) Fancy ingredients no one has

I noticed that many bloggers use fancy ingredients or spice mixes that no one knows what they are. If you do that, why not at least state what the thing is, or how to make/substitute it in case the person doesn’t have it or can’t buy it. With this, I don’t mean any sort of oriental food!

3) Phrases and names

Ever noticed a recipe that had a bunch of words that you couldn’t understand? It’s probably because the author believed it’s a good idea to use ingredients or cooking techniques that only pro cooks know. Like c’mon, just tell it simple and if you’re using a tomato tell it’s a tomato not use the brand name of it. Or do it AFTER you specify that it’s a tomato. Use simple words for simple people. Talk your French with others who’re more educated around the cooking techniques.Rezultat iskanja slik za tweet icon

Cooking is a self-expression in a sense. Just do it, don’t try to pull fancy stunts that no one cares about. If you’re presenting your recipe, make it so people can actually use it.

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11 thoughts on “3 things I find odd about professional cooking

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    1. Hi thank you for your comment. I onlY just saw it because wordpress marked it as spam and I don’t check the spam folder much…

      Anyway to answer your question… For there is no clearing my thoughts or anything that would givee a clear idea on what I’ll write. I simply decide on a topic and write Everything that pops into my head. After that’s done I revise it and tweak what I wrotd to make it easyer to read and more composed. But in the beginning there’s just a jumble of ideas.
      So basically don’t start at the beginning but start wherever your mind is up for it. Afterall you can always rewrite it

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  2. I’m honestly not that great in the kitchen, so I do follow recipes with some stuff, not all.
    And yes, those fancy $100 ingredients that I can’t even pronounce… why??
    I’ll just stick to my simple everyday food 😀

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  3. I have often found the same with recipes.
    I feel some are made overly complicated to trick us into thinking that recipie is going to be better than the more simply worded one.

    I don’t have any patience for complicated when I’m cooking/baking

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    1. I agree.
      Whenever I cook I search for the recipes only to look at the photos of food, skim through the ingredients and be like “Yup, looks good I’m making this”. And later throw together whatever seems suitable regarding the photo of the end meal lol

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  4. I’m coming here from Twitter while seeing you tweet in #Bloggersworld 🌎 Twitter Chat and checked out your blog. Like you, my brain also travels faster than I talk at times, thinking every which way. Your About is funny and to be honest if you were to tell me to point out on a map where Slovenia was I wouldn’t be able to do it. Now, I can, boom! 👍🏻 I’m also posting this comment from my phone so it’s on one of your posts instead of About page, next time I’ll be better

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