Monday, November 8

Quick question....




How old were you when you learned to cook and who taught you?


 (Don't you love the image?  That would easily pass for me in the 70's when I learned to cook with my Mum and Nan - I didn't like to wear clothes much...)
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13 lovely comments:

Queen Belicious on November 8, 2010 at 2:18 PM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

8yo. I taught myself because no-one would teach me. I would grab the 10089084098 year old commonsense cookery book from the cabinet and make the recipes, and sometimes alter them and experiment (usually with colours, but also ingredients, textures etc).

I think it drove my love of experimenting with food, and annoys my friends when I can read a recipe I've never made before, and alter the ingredients and it tastes awesomeness.

DaniV on November 8, 2010 at 6:03 PM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

I learnt to cook my mum's recipes from about 8 or 9 years old. My son loves to cook now and he is only 4 - he asked for a cookbook for Christmas!

Liss on November 8, 2010 at 6:06 PM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

Dani that is SO fantastic (and cute) ! xx

greenfumb on November 8, 2010 at 8:04 PM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

Intermediate school cooking classes I think - 11/12 yo - and then I became the pastry chef at our house - scones, pastry that sort of thing.

I can still make a mean pinwheel scone :-)

Posie Patchwork on November 8, 2010 at 9:57 PM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

I plan to be 40 when i learn to cook, i know the shame, being 35, not a great cook & mother of 4 who spends so much time home alone (husband is the great cook shame he goes away all the time). I figure with our eldest about to start high school & keen to learn, she can teach me. My mother is a chef (i know, it gets worse) but never let us in the kitchen. She couldn't stand my lack of inclination!! I can bake, i can prepare food, it's just when heat is involved it goes pear shaped as i am doing homework, spelling lists & um, blogging, all at the same time. Love Posie

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella on November 8, 2010 at 11:02 PM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

Hmm I don't remember. I learned on my own though as my mum didn't like me being in the kitchen!

amna mehwish on November 9, 2010 at 12:35 AM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

I was about 6 or 7 max. I learnt to cook very early as I was the eldest and wanted to help out my mother with housework and cooking. I am glad I did that :)

middleagedcrazywoman on November 9, 2010 at 3:29 AM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

I was 4 when I started to pay attention to my Grandmother's lessons well - then much to her surprise I made bread rolls with her without her seeing me do it. I always was a very quiet child. They were good rolls too!

M

Wendy on November 9, 2010 at 2:17 PM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

My Nanna explained a lot of the basics to me and I used to sit and watch her make things - sometimes helping - always asking a question - probably about 9 or 10. My Mum never stopped me from cooking if I wanted to - she never was an adventerous cook and it was pretty much the same thing all of the time rotated week by week.

The reality was that I learnt to cook - all from trial and error - from the time I was married at 18 and started having children and was finally in control and charge of my own kitchen - I loved it and still do.

Cheers,
Wendy

Anonymous said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

from when i was a toddler... i was making up my own cake recipes from when i was about 4 years old... and started cooking for the family from when i was in school... i was always under my mum's feet in the kitchen so she gave up and let me help...and i loved it! i try adn let my 2 year old boy help with the cooking now... he loves it as well!

Lucy on November 10, 2010 at 8:04 PM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

I can't remember. I know I have photos of myself at a young age under my Granny's kitchen table licking out the bowl....

I know I spent time with my grandmothers as a very young child, baking.

And my Mum was an amazing cook.

I hope I am fostering the cooking bug into my children.....

xx

Katy on November 15, 2010 at 12:01 PM said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

Gosh, Mum would let me help with the type of things you've mentioned in the '5 ways your kids can help' post, but I guess I really learnt to follow a recipe in Food Tech in high school! Then the rest has been self taught through books, recipe books and the Internet.

Penelope said... [Reply to this amazing comment]

I have been cooking since I could stand on a chair at the bench. My mum and grandma taught me to cook. LOVE the photo, could be my 2yo today :)


 

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