Many of us cannot afford to eat out a restaurants too often, or have take-aways every evening. So, one reason to cook is cost and that we all need to eat!
You may be looking to start a new hobby that will give you much pleasure. Perhaps you are looking to eat a little more healthily and know exactly what is going into your food. Maybe you are just surfing the web in your lunch break, thinking of what to have for dinner tonight
For a quick and relatively cheap comparison between homemade and shop bought food, try making fresh home-made potato salad. Compare what you have made with a pot of ready-made potato salad and taste the difference. This step may give you an appetite to try to produce more great home-cooked food
Cooking nice food does take time: time to choose a recipe; time to shop; time to prepare your food; time to cook your food; and most importantly time to eat and enjoy the fruits of your labour