Taste, Aroma or Appearance ?

Tiranga Burfi Courtesy: Atulmaharaj

Cooking has become one of the most loved hobbies of all time. It’s no less than an experiment in a Chemistry laboratory; the only difference being you play with spices and herbs and produce vivid results. There are people who are expert chefs while others are neonates in this field and everyone has a different style of cooking. By style I mean there are some distinct characteristics each individual has that differentiates him/her from others. Some might add a tinge of sugar to everything he/she makes while someone else makes use of yogurt in all of his dishes !

Let's get cooking ! Courtesy: poundsoffpulaski.blogspot.com
Let’s get cooking ! Courtesy: poundsoffpulaski.blogspot.com

Well, neither am I an Expert in cooking nor a beginner. Over time I’ve learnt various tricks that help me tweak the dishes I prepare. Thanks to the age-old experience of all the ladies out there ! Cooking with experienced people has proved to be a great learning curve. From learning secret tips to disaster management (Not Earthquakes or something, but something like getting rid of excess salt in a dish), these things have benefited a lot. Over the course, I realized that each person has a different aspect. And I can categorize them in three distinct categories:

  1. Taste
  2. Aroma
  3. Appearance
Nigella Lawson. Image Courtesy: Telegraph.co.uk
Nigella Lawson. Image Courtesy: Telegraph.co.uk

Taste: These are the people who emphasize more on how the food tastes more than anything else. Constantly tasting to ensure that the dish has the right amount of everything and isn’t very sweet or spicy. I’ve observed that many times the preparations of  such people aren’t appealing to the eyes but a treat for the taste-buds !

Aroma. Courtesy :Theguardian.com
Aroma. Courtesy :Theguardian.com

Aroma: There are this bunch of people who focus more on how the dish smells. They make use of various herbs, spices to get a strong aroma. When such people are in the kitchen, one can make out from the smell itself as to what’s cooking !

The chocolaty seductive Karamal Sutra.
The chocolaty seductive Karamal Sutra.

Appearance: Such people want their dishes to stand out from others. They spend more time ‘plating’ their dishes to make them look ‘extra-ordinaire’. From making intricate designs off vegetables to organizing the food on the platter, these people are the leaders in it. Many of these people love to capture their creations and share them on social media sites. Well, now you can identify them based on the images you see on Instagram and Facebook 😛

Even though I’ve mentioned these categories, I prefer everyone to have a little bit of everything. That will ensure that the food made by them not only tastes good, but looks and smells good too ! I would rate my self as -> Taste: 8/10 Aroma: 9/10 Appearance: 9/10 😛

So What’s your style ? Taste, Aroma or Appearance ?


About Atulmaharaj

A seasoned blogger and a content marketer for close to a decade now. I write about Food, Technology, Lifestyle, Travel, and Finance related posts. Blogging brings me joy and the best part is I get to read and e-meet so many amazing bloggers! PS: I'm also the founder for Socialmaharaj.com :) Favorite Quote: "Traveling is like reading a book, one who hasn't traveled, hasn't turned a page.

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  1. Wow!! You illustrate the science behind the art of cooking with a style.

  2. It really is a fun hobby! I love it.

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