Are there any Chefs here, or has anyone been to cooking school?

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    I am pondering going to cooking school. I'll be retiring in 3 years and I want to do something completely different. Something fun and I like to cook already.

    I'm not thinking about becoming a chef, too much work and I'm going to be retired. I just want to be able to create dishes of my own. I want to learn what to do if my dish contains say, cauliflower. What kind of spices go well with that or what meats or other vegetables.

    Anyone here able to do that now?
     
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    Hope it's fun for you!
     
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    I suggest you try the Trump School of Cooking method. Squirt Ketchup, and mustard on the bun, add a pickle slice, and wrap it in paper. You can't go wrong.
     
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    Turmeric and cauliflower are quire a wonderful pairing.
     
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    I like to cook but no professional training. My youngest did take a course for about a year, more as getting out of the regular classroom than any serious interest. I do it 'by guess and by golly'. If you're doing it for the enjoyment and not for a lifelong career move....I'd say maybe take a class thru a local community college or something, just to get the basics & see if that helps....a night or two per week for a few weeks. If you don't want to do that, watch cooking shows or YouTube, then practice in your own kitchen.

    There's been plenty of times I'll start with a new recipe, adding &/or subtracting from it as I go and end up with something completely different. There's even been a few times I've started completely blind going in with just what I have on hand and winging it. Sometimes it's great, other times it's not. If you do this, make sure you keep track of what you've done, so if it turns out to be a keeper you'll know what you did and can make it again.

    IF you are looking to go 'professional', make sure to get a food handlers permit And in any case, have fun with it
     
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    I like to whip the cauliflower with fresh chives and it serve it like mashed potatoes. You get all the warmth from the dish, but with fewer calories.
     
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    In order to do that method you need Stormy for the tossed salad
     
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    YouTube has plenty of cooking videos.
     
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    very nutritious and very yellow-----but you need a bit more of FLAVORS.-----of course---if you are a Buddhist monk------and very hungry,,,,,,,,
     

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