You should try Cooking!


Cooking,It’s such an interesting topic. So much you say its a very fascinating topic to talk about and a skill that humans have used throughout mankind.Humans have used this throughout thousands of years ago and still use it as a way of survival,or as a skill or hobby.How I view cooking is as an art that requires skill to know how to cook certain things at a certain temperature of heat and how efficient it is,and most importantly,if it tastes good.I’ve used cooking my whole life and have seen my parents use cooking ever since I was a little child.How I will show my expertise of cooking is through various examples of the laws of cooking,the history behind it,and lastly how it has affected me but can also impact you.Dive deeper to understand the importance of cooking as well as the laws of cooking!!

The laws of cooking:

The laws of cooking is such an interesting concept,and has been alive for thousands of years.The scientific definition for cooking is the art, science and craft of using heat to prepare food for consumption.Cooking also has many methods and techniques to it and many chefs use many of those different techniques to prepare food and make the tasters want or like the food.Cooking techniques and ingredients vary widely, from grilling food over an open fire to using electric stoves, to baking in various types of ovens, reflecting local conditions.

Types of cooking also depend on the skill levels and training of the cooks. Cooking is done both by people in their own dwellings and by professional cooks and chefs in restaurants and other food establishments.The expansion of agriculture, commerce, trade, and transportation between civilizations in different regions offered cooks many new ingredients. New inventions and technologies, such as the invention of pottery for holding and boiling of water, expanded cooking techniques. Some modern cooks apply advanced scientific techniques to food preparation to further enhance the flavor of the dish served.

Brief History Of Cooking:

History is everything,Its the past and how things came to be in the universe,cooking is no different.Cooking is said to first be adopted by humans about 1.8 million to 2.3 million years ago,The caves in south africa,first showed that humans used a way of cooking as to burn living organisms,in earth ovens.Preparing food with heat or fire is an activity unique to humans. Archeological evidence of cooking fires from at least 300,000 years ago exists, but some estimate that humans started cooking up to 2 million years ago.

Hows its impacted my life:

Certain things in life can make you change for the better depending on how you view your likings and dislikings and what is meant to be and not and what you like and want to be when your older or grow that is you could be anything you want,for me that is I want to be a chef.I want to be a chef,because I love cooking,love is an understatement.Cooking has been part of my life for the past 3 years but has been present since I was born,I would watch my parents cook and make foods that tested my taste buds and telling me if I like them or not.My parents really influenced me to start liking cooking and wanting to be a chef because they expand my repertoire and beliefs of what I want to be or do.They did this through making me want to do this and I just fell in love with cooking because of my parents but also I love that cooking is such a vast topic and there are hundreds of dishes you could choose from and there are some dishes that could stand out to your culture that could really  change your viewing of cooking as a whole to make you want to start cooking.And as I grow older and and going to be the future,I just want to thank my parents for giving me these experiences especially my dad because he also likes cooking,I have said everything I need to say,except things could really influence your life and hopefully that is something that you enjoy that can change your life and hopefully its cooking like me.But whatever makes you happy and that one thing could be cooking because cooking is so accessible and you can make whatever you want whenever you want,so you should really try cooking but it could change your life like it did to me and thousands of other people around the world.

Final thoughts:

Like I have said before, cooking is a really complicated topic and has several parts to it and I have just described a few parts to it,but I described what I find important and the true meaning of cooking in my own words and how I would describe cooking.But something you have to realize and take note is that cooking really is like an art that requires skill like any other thing in life,you can learn many things through cooking and something really important that I have learned and still learning is that it doesn’t matter how many times  you mess up,because you will always find the piece you were missing,cooking is like building a puzzle,every piece is a new recipe but when you can’t find a piece it means you can’t seem to get the right ingredients to make another recipe,you just need to have patience and really find that missing piece.

Finally I’d like to make it clear  that cooking is not for everyone or more its meant to those who are persistent and have the right mind to keep on trying,because at the end you don’t have to be a chef you could be anything you want but hopefully its something you will enjoy which for me is cooking.Last note to take into consideration is this is meant to show what cooking is to me in a short way.I hope to hear what you will do with this in consideration and put your mind to what you like and One way could be cooking like stated in this whole text. 

Diego Fernandez

Latin School of Chicago – DMSF Class of 2026

Photo by Jason Leung on Unsplash

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