Cooking is an essential life skill that holds great importance, especially when learned at a young age. Surprisingly, many parents fail to recognize its significance, resulting in a significant number of young individuals lacking even the most basic cooking abilities.
As a vegan, my dietary choices place certain restrictions on me. However, my decision to embrace veganism stems not from an overwhelming concern for animals, but rather from my susceptibility to allergies. While the circle of life justifies the consumption of other creatures, my allergies make it necessary for me to avoid certain foods.
It’s important to note that allergies manifest in various forms, extending beyond just food sensitivities. Although I’m allergic to numerous foods such as meat, fish, black pepper, strawberries, bananas, and even certain teas, these dietary restrictions are not the most bothersome ones. What truly poses a challenge are my allergies to perfumes, talc, heat, and sunlight. These sensitivities even make me dislike summers altogether.
Despite my dietary limitations, I still hold a profound love for cooking. Preparing a decent meal shouldn’t be an arduous task, as regular individuals aren’t expected to compete in culinary challenges like professional chefs. Cooking for oneself shouldn’t pose a problem, but preparing meals for the entire family on a daily basis would certainly be more demanding. This is precisely why learning to cook at a young age becomes vital. Whether you belong to a family or live alone, relying on others to handle every cooking task isn’t a feasible option.
I often find myself cooking for my adoptive family, which relieves my adoptive father or adoptive sister from the responsibility. Perhaps this is why I have developed a deep appreciation for cooking—my adoptive father being the primary cook in our household. Admittedly, my cooking might lack flavor due to my limited dietary choices, rendering me unfamiliar with certain tastes. However, taste should never overshadow the primary purpose of cooking: sustenance. A regular person’s focus should be on preparing meals to eat rather than solely catering to individual preferences. Thankfully, my adoptive family has never complained and instead offered valuable tips to enhance my culinary skills.
We don’t all possess the expertise of professional chefs, nor do we need to strive for culinary perfection in our everyday meals. The art of cooking surpasses the regularity of preparing meals to sustain ourselves. Nevertheless, having a foundational knowledge of cooking and regular practice is indispensable. Irrespective of gender or any other factor, cooking is a life skill that everyone should develop and hone.
In conclusion, learning to cook has far-reaching benefits beyond simple sustenance. It equips individuals with the ability to adapt to dietary restrictions and overcome allergies, enabling them to lead healthier lives. Cooking transcends gender roles and should be embraced by all as an essential life skill. So, let us appreciate the significance of cooking, practice it diligently, and nourish ourselves and our loved ones through the art of culinary creation.
Old version (My Love And Restrictions At Cooking)
Why do people always look weird when they notice I am able to cook?
Cooking is one of the most important life skills, so learning it young, that should be an importance to everyone.
Sadly however, it is not that important to most parents.
Therefore many young persons do not know how to do any cooking at all!
Myself, I am a Vegan, this restricts me.
While I am a vegan, this is not because I care too much for creatures.
The circle of life shows that eating other creatures is not wrong, it is what almost all creatures at this world do.
The reason why I do, is because I am very allergy-prone.
What many do not realize is that allergies are there in more ways then just food.
While I am allergic to a lot of food, like meat and fish, or things as crazy as black pepper, strawberries, bananas and most teas, they are not what are that annoying. Those that are annoying to me are my allergies to perfumes, talc, heat and sunlight… It is that which also makes me not like summers at all.
Yet, with the many things I am unable to eat, I still love cooking.
The thing is, making a decent meal should never be a challenge, as it is not like you are entering a cooking challenge as a regular person, those are the chefs. Making your own meal, that is not that much of a problem to me, making a meal for every family member every day, that would be.
That is to me why it should be an importance to learn cooking young, as either you are a family, or you are alone, but you can not use others to do everything for you.
Often I cook for my adoptive family.
It takes the pressure of my adoptive father or adoptive sister, they are often the ones who cook here. Maybe that is why I love cooking a lot: by the fact my adoptive father does the cooking most often.
Probably my cooking is bland, as I can not eat most foods, which makes me unknown to quite some tastes.
But that should in the end not be important, as you cook to eat, that is what a regular person should focus at, not the tastes.
My adoptive family never complained, only gave me tips to improve.
We are not all cooks, which means we do not need to make the perfect meals.
As that is the art of cooking, not the regular one we practice to stay alive.
However, the basic knowledge of cooking and also practicing is important.
Whether you are male or female, it is a lifeskill.
And a lifeskill is something everyone should practice, no matter gender or anything else.