Back to the Kitchen

September 26, 2012 Wisconsin Public Television Leave a Comment

Watch Martha Stewart’s Cooking School at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27 on Wisconsin Public Television.

IMartha Stewartt’s nice to see opportunities for people to learn how to cook that are free and easily accessible for everyone. It just makes me sad to think of how many people from my generation are incapable of cooking a meal without mixing some ingredients together with a box mix or using the microwave. Let’s be honest, “I can’t even boil water without setting off the smoke alarm” isn’t something anyone should be able to say with a straight face.

Everyone loves a home-cooked meal, but I’ve found that it’s even more enjoyable when you prepared the food yourself. There’s just something about starting with all of the raw ingredients, chopping them up and measuring them out and then seeing and tasting the final product.

Obviously there are downsides that come along with cooking from scratch… It tends to take significantly longer to prep and cook each meal, chopping onions burns your eyes and I swear it doesn’t matter how small of an amount of garlic you chop up, the smell lingers for at least a day. On the bright side, no one ever said you couldn’t cook in large quantities and save the rest for leftovers on the days you don’t have time to cook.

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