Young Friend of The Budding Gourmet, Vidhi Panwar shares with you the importance of planning and permission in the kitchen
What do I think about food? How do I decide what to cook? It starts with, "Hmm, what should i make today.... How about...some scrumptious cakes.... Yes...yes. Those will do. Now do I have ALL the ingredients? No...no, no icing sugar.... Mumma, can you please order some icing sugar for me... ... ...."
The 3 main things i check for are:
1) Whether i have all the ingredients required
2) Ask for permission from Mumma
3) See if the kitchen is empty
If all these conditions are fulfilled then i am all set to cook. As a child, what cooking means to me is get involved in something that will keep me away from boredom and the end result is something I like and my family and friends will enjoy eating.
Most of the time, the result is good but each time I make anything, if I have made that before then i will try to improve it. In the same way, if I am making something new then I will just follow the instructions.
Cooking is a stress buster. It calms and relaxes you. That is what I think about food.
Vidhi Panwar is 11 years old and when she is not studying, painting or pottering around the kitchen, she is up to something with her brother Aditya and her dogs, Sultan, Kalu and Thumki.