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If you can read, you can cook – an introduction to “Teens and 20-Somethings”
October 11, 2010 by Leave a Comment
Got the study munchies? Friends coming over to hang out? Helping your family with dinner? First time living on your own?
Many young kids help out in the kitchen with a batch of cookies or brownies. Once you are old enough to be responsible for your own food, there are so many reasons to find your way into the kitchen other than a sweet dessert. Cooking is a skill that will serve you well. It is easy to go the “pizza or takeout” route, but that can be unhealthy, uninspired, and expensive. Explore new ingredients; discover that cooking can be quick, easy, and rewarding. Good food is also a great excuse for gathering friends and family.
If you can read, you can cook. Following a recipe is nothing more than following step-by-step directions.
More importantly, once you get into it and learn how flavors meld and how ingredients behave, you will develop your own personal style, freeing yourself from this or any cookbook. So turn up some music, grab a skillet and spatula, and let’s get cooking!