My brother is one of the most brilliant people that I have ever met. He understands math and mechanics on a level that I could never come close to. He spends a lot of time working on brainy pursuits, which make me wonder how he ever has fun, but he has managed to maintain a hobby of cooking every week to help himself destress and open his palette. For those reasons and more, you too should consider private cooking tutoring as a way to better yourself.
Cooking is a great way to destress and surprisingly appeals a lot to people with a math background. There are a lot of times in cooking where math is very important. In the initial process, following a recipe requires a lot of strict measuring and timing to make sure things come out in the right proportion. Once you become comfortable with a recipe, you might want to make changes, which can also require math. For example, if you are making a recipe that serves two and are throwing a dinner party for five people, you will have to figure out how it all works when multiplied by two and a half. This might seem simple in the strict ingredient measures, but it could affect cooking time, as positioning in the oven will change and heat is distributed in a different way. There are also benefits that do not include math at all.
For one, you get to eat delicious food. You might not be able to make a lot of things when you first start, but working with a tutor can make sure that you are following the recipes to perfection and not missing little details that make the difference between a rotten tasting final product and a delicious meal. Eventually, the training wheels will come off and you can make great food every time you go into the kitchen. You might turn your simple omelets into quiches in the future, opening up your palette or offering some much-needed variety. Eggs are one of the most versatile food items, as they can be cooked in so many different ways. I usually default to scrambles or omelets because they are easy, but I also do not know how to poach an egg and have never felt like putting the time into hard-boiling eggs either. I could not even tell you what soft-boiling an egg is, even though I would assume it is not too dissimilar to the process of hard-boiling.
Another great reason to start cooking is that it helps you save a lot of money on food. Restaurants are obviously going to cost more than cooking on your own because you are paying for the ingredients, the labor to make the food to perfection, and, the forgotten benefit, someone to clean up after you. Even if you still eat on your own plates at home, the scrubbing of pots and pans is enough that restaurants understand the value that they provide to you and make you pay accordingly. You never have to pay a tip when you cook for yourself. If you are doing your own cooking, you can significantly save on your food budget.
Cooking can be a way that you express yourself and your culture too. They say that the first thing to go in cultural assimilation is language, but the thing that lasts the longest is food. Recipes are passed down generation to generation and they are one of the ways that people preserve their culture. For one, it is a much more satisfying result to eat authentic Chinese cooking than to just communicate in Chinese, but it is also in preserving native techniques that we can break the rules and create awesome fusions of food, like sushi burritos. If you want to learn how to fuse foods, like maybe making a Greek taco with gyro meat and tzatziki, search for cooking tutors near me.