I was wondering about this.

@celticeagle (118255)
Boise, Idaho
August 5, 2012 3:48am CST
When did I learn to cook? I can't remember NOT knowing how to cook in some way. My grandmother taught me how to cut up a chicken probably when I was five or six. I learned to make bread by watching my grandmother and how she neaded the dough and let it rise. So many things I learned. When did you learn to cook?
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@Juliyan23 (600)
• Indonesia
11 Sep 12
Ummm.. I'm not sure actually when did I learn to cook. I was be able to boil eggs and instant noodle (if this could be counted too ) since I was about 7-8 years old. But I do remember the first baking experience - I made doughnut when I was 8 years old (I was in the third year of elementary school) . And it tasted so good - after long time I tried to cook it again yesterday and it went failed, the taste was so terrible Btw, I learned to cut up chicken one year ago - I guess you were so young to handle the knife, but you did that
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@celticeagle (118255)
• Boise, Idaho
12 Sep 12
Donuts at eight years old. That is good. I used to observe in the kitchen alot. Brought up at my grandmothers she did everything from scratch. I did too when I got out on my own. Not anymore.
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• Indonesia
12 Sep 12
I made donut with my nanny actually - she was keeping an eye upon me from scratch but didn't give a hand on making the dough , everytime she wanted to interrupt me - I would like a mad young girl I said "I know I know how to do it, please..." .
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@celticeagle (118255)
• Boise, Idaho
12 Sep 12
You can't really find good donuts anymore. Good that you make them.
• Indonesia
5 Aug 12
I learn to cook when I was about 11 or 12yo. I remember that I stayed home with my 6yo little brother, all familiy members were went out. It was 8pm and we both starved while there was only rice on the table. Only rice. Then my little brother gave me 2 eggs, I never cook till that night. I didnt even know how to use the stove So we decided to make omelette for our dinner. You guys know what happen when I tried put the egg into the pan? The fire from stove carried into the pan and we both screamed because we thought we had burned down the kitchen. I watered the pan and all we got was charred and wet omelette.
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@celticeagle (118255)
• Boise, Idaho
5 Aug 12
Oh, my goodness. Charred omlette. Interesting. Live and learn, huh?
• Indonesia
5 Aug 12
I learn from that day
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@celticeagle (118255)
• Boise, Idaho
6 Aug 12
Well, that is good.
@deazil (4556)
• United States
5 Aug 12
I think I began to learn in high school cooking class. My mother always cooked and she did show me how to cook some vegetables. I don't think she trusted me around the stove! But she used a pressure cooker a lot of the time and I was afraid of it exploding. I remember when I was about 14 I tried to make a grilled cheese sandwich. This was before the days of non-stick or Teflon pans. I never paid attention to my mother when she was cooking so I had to figure it out for myself. I took a small pan and put a slice of cheese in it on the stove. Then I turned the flame on low and made toast in the toaster. The cheese melted nicely in the pan -- but I couldn't get it out! It was permanently stuck to the pan. After that my mother did teach me a little more. I really began to cook when I got married.
@celticeagle (118255)
• Boise, Idaho
5 Aug 12
I agree. I learned alot in my Home Ec. class as well. Funny about the cheese. I began to cook seriously when I got married too. My poor husband seemed to live though it. Haha
@deazil (4556)
• United States
5 Aug 12
Love and indigestion. Sometimes they go hand in hand!
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@celticeagle (118255)
• Boise, Idaho
6 Aug 12
That does seem to be the way of it. Enough romance should keep our apitites at bay.
@bunnybon7 (36504)
• Holiday, Florida
6 Aug 12
my mom never wanted me hanging in the kitchen when she cooked which was only weekends. neither did my step dads when they cooked. i was allowed during the week to make sandwiches and warm up leftovers and during the week my step dad sometimes cooked. the only one that showed me anything was my one aunt and cousin once in a while when i stayed over there and that wasnt much either. so when i went to stay with dad at 15yrs, he had to go through some pretty rough meals of me learning plus he taught me a little. the worst part was i still wasnt much of a cook at 16yrs when i eloped with my 1st hubby. at least i finally learned from his grandmother how to cook great things including the best biscuits you ever ate. for years i was a great cook then, but i quit cooking much after my last son left home (for a few yrs) now im back to it and its surprising how much i forgot.
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@celticeagle (118255)
• Boise, Idaho
6 Aug 12
Sounds like you have had quite a history with your cooking. I don't cook anymore. I have my daughter do it. That way I don't have to climb up and down stairs all day. Parents don't seem to look to the future of their kids education in these areas. Just what is easiest for them at the time.
@celticeagle (118255)
• Boise, Idaho
10 Sep 12
So true. Like riding a bicycle. hehe
@Ahana123 (139)
• India
17 Nov 12
I learnt to cook when I was in my 6th standard. We has home science class where we were taught to prepare baked Hilsa with mustard ( a traditional Indian dish ) & steamed rice. In the next class we were taught to prepare chicken cutlet. Later on I learnt some other dishes at home from my grandmother & mother.
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@celticeagle (118255)
• Boise, Idaho
17 Nov 12
Interesting sounding dishes. I think the best are taught from grandmother & mother.
• India
6 Aug 12
The case is pretty much similar with me too. I do not remember clearly the moment I started holding utensils in kitchen for cooking purpose. And yes I haven't completed anyway. I am just a beginner. So long way to go but yes I have started for sure. I think it was when I was left alone in my home for a week or so when I asked my mom to teach some abcd of cooking before she leaves. I remember one thing clearly though and clearly stick to it, taste of your own made food is honestly appreciated by you.
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@celticeagle (118255)
• Boise, Idaho
6 Aug 12
You do have to like your own cooking.
• Jacksonville, Florida
5 Aug 12
As embarrassing as this is for me to say here, my husband had to teach me how to cook because when I was younger I was never taught. We were never allowed to help or anything. My mother said the stove/oven were too dangerous for kids to be near. So, I learned to cook at 19 years old. It's just embarrassing for me that as a woman and a wife I had to be taught to do something all women should know how to do...
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@celticeagle (118255)
• Boise, Idaho
6 Aug 12
If you teach a child about the stove and oven then they are much less apt to get hurt. I didn't actually start cooking on my own until I was about 19 and married but I knew about it early on.
@mariaperalta (19096)
• Mexico
5 Aug 12
I learned at about 11. My mom taught us to cook and wash cloths things like that very early. We were 5 kids and my grand parents so there was lots to do. Im glad she did. I think Im a good cook thanks to her. Miss ya mom.
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@celticeagle (118255)
• Boise, Idaho
6 Aug 12
That is rather early but with so many kids it is probably a good thing. She could use the help.
• United States
5 Aug 12
I didn't really learn to cook until after college. My mother isn't a good cook, and she never really wanted me in her kitchen. Thankfully, I have found that I am a very good cook. My cooking skills have nourished not only me but others as well and have helped to save quite a bit of money over the years.
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@celticeagle (118255)
• Boise, Idaho
6 Aug 12
Saving money through cooking at home is a good thing now days.
5 Aug 12
As i grew up i never had anyone teaching me to cook. nobody bothered, they always made excuses they didnt have time etc. I Picked small things up over the years and guess now i can kind of cook. my parner tends to do most of the cooking as she is a far better cook than me, and in the two years we jave been together i have learnt a lot from her. she always willing to show me how to make things. i would LOVE to be able to cook and bake really well and i admire people who can
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@celticeagle (118255)
• Boise, Idaho
6 Aug 12
Observation is sometimes the best teacher. Some mothers don't think the man needs to learn to cook. I think a good man should be know alittle bit about alot of things. Cooking being one of them.
@prashu228 (25811)
• India
5 Aug 12
hi, your are so lucky, because your grandmother taught you , and that too at a very young age. I never used to cook, in fact i dont like cooking, but i do it sometimes. just recently i learned cooking, but still i can cook only vegetables and rice , cant cook any non veg dishes , in fact i dont like to cook non veg..i dont know the reason , but its like that...may be as long as my mother do it for me ..i wont learn it..
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@celticeagle (118255)
• Boise, Idaho
5 Aug 12
Maybe it is best that you don't know how to cook anything but vegetable dishes.lol
@Bhebelen14 (5206)
• Philippines
5 Aug 12
I think I learn to cook when I am in grade school while watching my mother and grandmother cooking in every special occasions in my hometown. My grandmother and mom has a great team in terms of cooking and their in demand during special occasions like wedding, birtday party and fiesta when I was young. While watching them cooking my grandmother taught me how to peel potatoes, onions and garlic while my mom let me taste every dished that they cook. From that moment I became interested in cooking and both of them taught me everything they knew in terms of cooking including proper preparation, proper cutting and preservation of the food. Now taht I am married I cook everything that I learned from thema nd just improve my cooking to make it more delicious and healthy.
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@celticeagle (118255)
• Boise, Idaho
5 Aug 12
My grandmother taught me alot about cooking but not necessarily much on prep. I think I learned that in Home Ec. at school. Combined I have learned quite abit from all of them. And have improved on it all through the years too.
@thezone (9451)
• Ireland
5 Aug 12
I think we pick it up as we go along. Cooking is good. I hate the time it takes, but the end result is always good
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@celticeagle (118255)
• Boise, Idaho
5 Aug 12
Yes, as we go along is so true. Cooking is a good thing.