I've just started mentoring a 13-year-old girl as part of Big Brothers Big Sisters. We've only had two outings, to the Cincinnati Art Museum and the butterfly show at the Krohn. Now, she's decided that she wants to learn to cook.
She says she's only made grilled cheese before, and she claims she burned them. I have a couple of Rachael Ray cookbooks, which I think are a good place to start. I'm going to let her choose a protein and vegetable at the grocery store and go from there.
I can't remember the first thing I ever cooked, but I have countless memories of being in the kitchen with my mom, Grandma Willie and Papa Jim.
What was the first thing you ever cooked?
Have you taught your children to cook?
What do you recommend?
Check back tomorrow to read about how our cooking lesson went. I hope I'll have found a future foodie.