October 10, 2011 10:05pm CST
I sometimes watch the show junior chefs hosted by Judy Ann Santos and another in another channel, a foreign show. How I feel amazed of those children aged 8 to 13 i think who are already cooking. I watched how their expert little hands work on doughs and hold the ladle and expertly cook whatever recipes they got. Honestly, at my age, I don't really know how to cook those recipes which these children were cooking. I can cook for our daily meals only.
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11 Oct 11
There's Master Chef happening in Australia right now but I don't watch it that often. It makes me feel how bad at cooking I am and how these kids who are like half my age and can cook way better than me! It really does amaze me how these little kids can cook! They cook even better than some of the adults who entered master Chef before! My friend reckon that they undergo some kind of training before actually going on the show and start cooking. I don't like watching shows where kids have talent, they make me feel how talentless and pathetic I am There's even kids who are like 8 years old doing the highest course of maths in university! Such prodigies!
12 Oct 11
It is always better to make the kids learn to cook at a very young age, so that they will get a liking for it. Now a days, kids have to live alone either for their higher studies or for their work. At that time, it will be better to be cooking for themselves rather than depending on others. If taught at an young age, all of us will be an expert cook at this age. Also we too at their age didnot take much of interest to learn that art. Let us praise those kids who are learning the basic essentials for their better future at this age itself.
12 Oct 11
You are right. It is just amazing that kids in this generation are so talented in what they do. Maybe there are just lucky that in there time there are a lot of things that really improve their skills at the early stage. It just too bad that in our time, we don't have those kind of opportunity to do things that would really greatly improve our skills. On that case, the children who cook really well.
11 Oct 11
I teach my kids simple dishes as early as 10 yrs old. Now my kids are young teens and they know how to cook simple dish and some special dish that they love a lot. My son who is 15 yrs old is the best among my 3 kids. He loves to cook and he really is a good cook as well. He is not fond of eating,but he is picky when it comes to dishes. So,that's maybe the reason why he wants to learn to cook and be an expert esp with foods that he loves. Have a good day
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11 Oct 11
I haven't watched Junior Chefs, I haven't seen it listed anywhere in my channel guide. Sounds like an interesting show though. Yes, even kids that young can learn to cook and bake. My grandson has been helping me in the kitchen since he was around 4 years old. The reason I had him helping was first, because he showed an interest in helping and learning, and secondly, because I found out that anything he helped with, he would always eat (simply because he had a hand in making it lol.) He's 8 now, and he knows how to fill up my bread-maker and bake a loaf of bread, and makes some really great cinnamon rolls too. I think kids that help in the kitchen develop their interests in cooking more than those kids whose parents keep them away from a busy kitchen. I do know that when he becomes an adult he will know how to do basic recipes, and not be afraid to experiment in the kitchen or use a cookbook:-)