Learning to cook seems to be really hard for some people and really easy for others.
3 years ago Jamie Oliver made a wish at TED that we would teach every child in the world about food. Seems like not much progress has been made, and I'd like to dissect why.
So help me out! Why has learning to cook been hard (or easy) for you?
I know it might be hard to think back to when you learned, but what things have helped you along the way? Specific books, techniques, doing mise en place, etc. would all be helpful. What stopping points did you hit, and possibly overcome?
Thanks in advance!