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Did you have a mentor, were you self taught, or did you attend culinary school

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Ravi’s Answer

As an amateur cook myself i would like to point out that the passion cooking should come from the Heart. Preset a dish that heals your Soul.

Anyone can cook , but what makes you different is how well you cook.

Just like any other field you learn by practice and in cooking self play an important role.

Online you can fine infinity number of recipe which you can use for your practice. with each dish you make you will learn something new.

In case you are passionate you can go for couple of weekend classes to get the basics right.

Mostly in the culinary school they teach you different techniques which is not required if you are not making it a career. One important thing i would like to mention is there is no certain set of rules you will learn and it all comes to experience and practice.

The best mentor will be your MUM while you are starting.

I would suggest you get the following book:- Mastering the Art of French Cooking by Julia child

This will help you improve your technique.

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Ryan P.

My mentors were my grandparents, in whom my grandmother studied with Julia Child and my grandfather taught my mixology at a young age.
we all attend some sort of culinary school even those who say they were self taught. we learn everyday as chefs, and if a chef says he/she knows it all then they are lying.
if you are looking to really indulge in culinary, look into culinary science. its tough, but well worth it

Chef Robert Mingus
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