Every expert has started out knowing little to nothing about his or her field or hobby, including chefs and people who cook in general. Before someone succeeds in something, he or she will struggle and need help along the way, especially when he or she starts out.
I am no different. I’ve started cooking at age 12, after taking a home economics course in middle school. In my early cooking days, I would constantly throw away foods I made. A little later, like in high school, I baked or cooked more items that people could enjoy, including myself. Now I can make just about anything that people would like.
These are the signs of success in a cooked creation:
-Experiencing a great taste
-Coming back for more
-Making the item again with the same recipe
Of course, this is more common for me now and in recent years. That being said, there are still rare occasions where I throw my cooked items away.
Which brings me to the signs of failure in cooking
-Finding the taste or texture of the food just okay or not good at all
-Letting it sit untouched
-Having to toss it in the trash not long after
Don’t worry if you fail to cook something good. If you keep at it, you will improve, just like with anything.