When was the last time you tried something new? With COVID-19 restrictions lifting, there is no better time than now.
Studies show that after you take a class or a course, it’s best to apply the knowledge learned as soon as possible.
Well, I decided to practice what I learned after attending a cooking class making charcuterie boards. While perusing down the aisles at Whole Foods, I decided to go for it. I challenged myself to gather the information I remembered from the class to create a basic board, and I consulted with the employee who worked in the cheese section for his knowledge and expertise to help create my vision. I may be still learning about charcuterie, but I know what I like and dislike. So that’s where I started. I chose 2 types of meat and 2 kinds of cheese. Next, I selected a mild wafer cracker to complement my selection. Lastly, I knew I wanted some olives to add some extra flavor and a fig spread for some sweetness.
The employee suggested apples for my fruit addition, which I already had. At home, I grabbed one of my wood trays and began cutting up my meats, cheeses, and fruits. You know what? I freed myself from expecting perfection. I wanted an imperfect yet perfect board to showcase the knowledge I learned from my class and my willingness to implement the knowledge learned. Not everything is textbook knowledge. I’m so glad I decided to try it. Some of my best learning experiences come from diving right in after I’ve been taught something. I’m pretty proud of how it turned out. What do you think?
Try something new today.