Result #81: Another failure due to lack of time and money but I promise I will someday learn proper chopping techniques.

#81: Take a knife skills class (for cooking not fighting.)


Date: 3-22-2014

Due Date: 3-22-2015

Resolution: I wouldn't say that I'm a horrible cook, but I could definitely get better. I plan on making several resolutions over the next couple months geared toward improving my culinary skills. I figured why not start from the beginning and learn how to properly cut my food.

Update #1: The Conclusion.

Date: 3-22-2015

Unlike yesterday's Resolution #80 failure, cost and time was a genuine hurdle that helped lead to this latest failure. Where with the wine tasting I had anxiety about taking a class alone. I feel that with wine tasting it's for social and sophisticated goal leading me to believe that the class would be filled with more social, sophisticated students.

Cooking however I see more as an art. Though you may share the end product in a social, sophisticated setting the actual cooking often takes place in solitude. The things you learn in a cooking class can remain in your head to be revealed in the dishes you decided to make based on the lessons learn.

Being that I see cooking techniques as a creative tool and not an ability to recite other's theories and opinions, I can see myself taking a cooking class alone without dealing with any anxiety that I might have in a wine taking class.

Unfortunately things just never lined up. Working retail, I had a hard time finding a class that fit into my schedule. Being endlessly broke I never had the money to pay for said class even if things did line up. Also, even though I would feel more comfortable taking a cooking class over a wine tasting class, my social anxiety kept this task from being on the top of the list of things to do.

In order to get around this I'm going to use the internet to learn proper cutting techniques by the end of the year. Once I get that done I'll move on to the next step to improve my culinary skills.