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I have been watching Masterchef Junior USA, contestants are ages 8 - 13 and they are so talented. The dishes they cook are so complex and the pressure they are under is immense.

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Compare that to my 23 year old son, the most complex dish he cooks is chicken and bacon pasta dish.๐Ÿ˜€

What does your child cook ?

beccatavender
3 weeks ago
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TheChimp
TheChimp3 weeks ago

Love MasterChef Junior. Currently watching the Australian one. It's amazing how proficient they are in the kitchen.

I started cooking for the family at around 14, mainly because my mum was terrible.

As for my boy, I'd challenge him to make a cup of tea without burning it.

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beccatavender
beccatavender
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3 weeks ago

My Mum was a wonderful cook, but she couldn't stand anyone being in the kitchen with her, so I only learnt to cook when I left home.Thank heaven for Delia Smith ๐Ÿ™‚

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TheChimp
TheChimp3 weeks ago

I was the same as your mum. I couldn't stand anyone in the kitchen with me when I was cooking, and god help anyone who touched my knives.

I'm not too bad with MrsChimp helping out a bit now, but it would only to drain the veg if I'm too busy.

Us cooks can be miserable gets.

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Grannyclock
Grannyclock3 weeks ago

My children are in their 40s now and are very good cooks. I enjoyed cooking with them unless I was in a hurry. I can remember coming home from work one day to find my daughter had decided to make a lemon meringue pie. The kitchen was in chaos!

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beccatavender
beccatavender
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3 weeks ago

But what a great thing to attempt, kitchens can be cleaned up, although the last thing you need after a hard day at work, but I bet you can all laugh about it now ๐Ÿ™‚

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eyeballkerry
eyeballkerry3 weeks ago

My youngest bakes a lot and sells her goods in my daughters pub whereas my older daughters only learned to do it themselves when they left home.

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chelseaturpin
chelseaturpin3 weeks ago

I wish I had learnt to cook at a young age but with me being epileptic my mum wouldn't let me as she was scared I would have a seizure and cut or burn myself on something.

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beccatavender
beccatavender
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3 weeks ago

I think it's hard for Mum's not to try and protect their kids. I didn't peel a Potatoe until I was in my 20s as .my Mum was convinced I would cut myself on the knife ๐Ÿ˜€

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chelseaturpin
chelseaturpin3 weeks ago

beccatavender i still wont peel potatoes knowing me i would cut myself

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rossruby1977
rossruby19773 weeks ago

Yes and that taste good cackle cackle cackle Image

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cocolgooh
cocolgooh3 weeks ago

I donโ€™t have children, but Iโ€™ve helped to teach my friendโ€™s kids to cook. They all have severe food allergies so if their dad ever isnโ€™t around for any reason (such as the time he nipped to the shop a couple of minutes walk away and got hit by a car and ended up in A&E leaving the kids home alone for several hours until a friend could get there) the kids are able to safely make food they can eat. Even the little 3 year old knows what sandwich fillings are safe for him and will make himself a sandwich.

The older kids (about 10 and 12) can (and frequently do) make pizza, roast dinners, spaghetti bolognese, make things like bread and pasta from scratch (with a little help using any machines they may need), cookies... They can do a lot of cooking themselves. The 10 year old especially is really good at it, and would like to be a chef one day. But all of his kids can cook something at least.

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beccatavender
beccatavender
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3 weeks ago

I am impressed with anyone who can make pasta from scratch.

Hopefully your friend is OK ?

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cocolgooh
cocolgooh3 weeks ago

beccatavender Given the allergies they have it was cheaper and easier to make it from scratch than to order it in from specialist companies at the time. Now itโ€™s more widely available in formats they can eat luckily.

Heโ€™s doing okay now, thanks! Heโ€˜s still got a dodgy knee though, so it may need surgery eventually (whenever heโ€™s able to get assessments after the pandemic really).

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beccatavender
beccatavender
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3 weeks ago

Glad he is on the mend.

I think allergies must be on the rise as there are a lot more free from food available. cocolgooh

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cocolgooh
cocolgooh3 weeks ago

beccatavender Thanks. Me too!

Yes I think they are. I have allergies myself too. Iโ€™m glad there are more products around than there used to be.

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Celine1234
Celine1234a week ago

No to be honest ๐Ÿ˜ด

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lilyflower
lilyflowera week ago

Yes, both 'helped' from a very early age, as I did with my Nana. One is now a chef and the other turns her hand to anything, for Mothers Day she made me a lemon meringue pie, no packet involved and it was delicious ๐Ÿ™‚

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beccatavender
beccatavender
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a week ago

That is so sweet & you must be proud that she is making a career out of something she enjoys.

My Mother was a great cook but didn't like anyone in the kitchen I did try to get my son to help when he was little, but he had little interest, may be because I find cooking a bit of a chore ๐Ÿ˜

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lilyflower
lilyflowera week ago

beccatavender I love to cook, as did Nana, but Mum wasn't really bothered. Nana and I catered for a lot of events. The chef is my son (much to his Dads disapproval), my daughter is a Nurse. Family joke was she was there to put right his mistakes.

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beccatavender
beccatavender
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a week ago

They say men make the best chefs ๐Ÿ™‚ I am even more impressed about the lemon meringue lilyflower

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chelseaturpin
chelseaturpina week ago

I wish I was taught how to cook as a kid

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