I love baking/cooking, and 9/10 I feel like I run into people who can't do it. When they find out they're like "those are good wife skills" or "omg I wish I could cook". I can't help but think that they're kinda stupid since recipe's come with directions that really aren't hard to follow, and it's not a special skill but it is a skill you might want to have as an adult weather you're living alone or not. I can understand something being a bit difficult if you're not like me and don't cook from scratch, but a person could at least start out with easy recipe's like soups, cookies, burgers, etc. It's not something super hard to pick up. The only pain in the ass is clean up afterwards. :T
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There are cook books (like The Joy Of Cooking) that teach about basic cooking skills as well as having recipes. You are right; cooking is not difficult. When I was 12 years old, my mother worked and my older sister moved away from home. I started learning to cook. I watched cooking shows and I read cook books. The "secrets" to being a good cook are:
1. Take the time to do it right. Do not take shortcuts
2. Use good ingredients. Do not use substitutions.
3. Start with a good recipe. After you try a new recipe, make notes about possible changes you may want to incorporate the next time you use the recipe.
4. Make the presentation of the food attractive.
5. Ask older relatives to help you with any questions you might have. Most older people are glad to have an opportunity to share their wisdom and experience.0