Sunday, March 11, 2012
I'm over the 40 mark (/cry) and I still don't know how to cook. I was married once (and only once ... lol) and even then I didn't cook. I've been at my current house for about 10 years and have never used the oven except to store pots. I use the stove as a counter.
How does someone who doesn't know how to cook learn how to cook? I am referring to the basics. I don't know what sautee is (did I even spell that right) or how to steam anything (isn't that what microwaves are for?).
When I read a recipe and they have instructions such as "brown it" or "whisk" or "using a slotted spoon," I might as well be reading a foreign language. "Minced garlic"? Do you buy it already minced or do you mince it? What is mincing? I thought cooking was either boiling or baking.
yaay for raw foods!