Cooking is an art form...........................
Stop it, cooking is not so hard.
What do you need to know before you cook?
Just check that you are a human and not a mad scientist. If you are an engineer especially forget that process that you follow in your organization.
You have to be simple, how to be simple?
If something is wrong, adjust it, put something more or reduce something, somehow make sure your product is edible and tasty.
Love it, how to love it?
There are ways to love it, it depends on your time and utensils, let's see this in further posts.