Hello. Welcome to Help For Cooks. I hope you will find this site useful and informative. The main goal of this site is to provide useful information about cooking, both basic and more advanced.

I am a self-taught cook and not a trained chef. I have been cooking for 45 years and it is something I really love.  It is my desire to pass along some of the things I have learned through the years.  Many of the things that I learned came from my mother and grandmother.

Traditionally, cooking knowledge had been passed down from generation to generation.  We learned by watching, listening and repeating what the generations before us were doing.  With our modern, hustle and bustle society, we seem to have lost much of that generational information and ways of doing things. Although there are many cooking shows on the television, many seem to be focused on the more advanced methods of cooking.

This site is an attempt to provide some of the basic cooking information that we might have learned from our grandmothers, mothers, aunts, etc., along with some of the more advanced and updated information.  Hopefully, you will find this site useful and we can learn things together.