I recently helped put together a cookbook for my nephew and his new wife. It was truly a labor or love and it got me thinking about how I learned to cook.
My mom was not an adventurous cook and many of our meals consisted of casseroles which were popular in the 60’s. I grew up at a time when meals were made from scratch and you rarely went out to eat especially with a family of eight. We also had a home economics class were we we taught house skills. Still I spent time in the kitchen with my mom absorbing what I could about cooking. To this day I enjoy cooking and am always trying new recipes.
I wondered how others learned to cook and what impact it had on them as adults and with their own families.