Finally, someone came out and said it: cooking is not fun! In fact, cooking meals everyday is a tedious chore. It is not the fun cooking of the television shows in a designer kitchen. It involves peeling and chopping, cleaning and doing dishes and much time spent around a hot stove or oven. And even after all this, the dish may not quite turn out the way you envisaged or picky kids might turn up their noses and unleash a dinner time tantrum. But to even start cooking, we need to know how to cook. For a whole generation which has grown up used to eating out or pushing buttons on the microwave a simple pasta dish with vegetables is challenging.
So, why bother with cooking? Here are some reasons to think about : it is good for you as you can control the ingredients (particularly the amounts of salt and fat), it is good for your budget as you save money and hopefully, reusing leftovers means there is less food waste.
Two things to note: cooking requires effort, so, do appreciate the cook, and, if you happen to be the exhausted cook, here is some inspiration from Julia Child herself: “…no one is born a good cook,one learns by doing”. So, let’s go get out some pots and pans and start the cooking!