Today you can find me at https://silkensheetsandseduction.wordpress.com/blog/ with an excerpt from Rewriting the Law, my story in Sexy to Go Volume 6, while here I have something different for you. This post isn’t about writing, nor about a new book but about another interest I have and enjoy sharing, cooking.
I am certain there are people who visit here who too enjoy cooking but this post isn’t just about the fun side of making cakes or savoury nibbles and was prompted by a conversation I had with a young girl in a shop. This young lady who was a very competent shop assistant shared with me her pride and delight in having learned to make corned beef hash. It’s not a meal I make but I understood her sense of accomplishment in that she could make the dish herself. Why the blog post about it? The reason is she told me she had never been taught to cook. Unfortunately her mother had passed away at a young age and this young lady had no one to teach her cooking skills. She wasn’t taught any in school either. She’d put toppings on a pizza, opened a can of beans and made toast, and that was the sum total of cooking knowledge imparted. What a tragedy.
It would seem the girl I met in the shop is not alone either. My own niece has asked for cake baking lessons. I’ve said I’m happy to teach her and in the next week or so I’ll visit and we’ll bake so she is confident enough to make cakes on her own.
I wonder if any of you are surprised by the above. I was when I understood what that young girl in the shop meant, and my niece too. I do hope cooking somehow makes its way back into schools as it is such an important life skill. In the next few weeks I’ll be adding a page or two here with some recipes for people to share. I’ll let you know when they go up.
Thanks for reading.