The past years there has been a large decline in people who can actually cook. I have seen many people that live with instant dishes or even relationships in which none of both can cook.
So, I wonder...can YOU cook?
No, I don't mean buying an almost ready dish or a let's cook package from your local grocery store. I mean actual cooking from scratch, may it be from frying an egg to making cake and being overal creative with food and understanding actual flavor.
There are quite a few people that live by only seasoning with salt. It sounds pretty boring to me. Personally, I like things with a good taste. I grew up being able to take a liking to spices. It's still nice without but it is just less of a flavor burst.
Anyway, yes I do cook and I can cook. I actually even love food. Past years I realized I had always seen myself hanging around in the kitchen but never really went to cook the dishes myself...more like..snacking on them because it is so yummy and I couldn't wait. With the years, I have actually started to cook more often and now even the more complex dishes. It is quite funny that I have been able to almost exactly copy my mother's dishes. A lot is done by feeling in muh Asian kitchen and well...my taste has refined enough.
Just my 2 cents on cooking. Did I forget to mention that it is just amazingly and fun if your partner also likes to cook? Even better when it is almost two different cultures clashing.
If you haven't started yet, you should. Instant stuff from the Store is basically just unhealthy all over. Who knows what they put in it? Who knows what meat it contains? Who knows how old it actually is? Surely, fresh food is overal more reliable. It is best to know a bit of where your food comes from or how it made.
Why is this important?
During your lifetime, food is a major factor that keeps you alive and helps you grow. We live in a time where we can Experiment and enjoy our food. So, why not try to appreciate something that has so much influence on everyone, just a little bit more?