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Should home ec classes return to schools?

sandiasingh | Oct 19, 2013 12:01 PM

This article has been making the rounds the last few days and it stirs up one of my personal pet peeves.

I think the lack of basic cooking skills today is appalling. A millennial person I know posted it on his blog and was in defense of young people who can so easily now go to their phone, type in "how to make pasta alfredo" and boom--they know. Huh? I certainly hope my doctor doesn't "learn" things that way.

I'll never forget the time my 16 year old niece came to visit me in Boston and we decided to eat in one night. We were talking in the kitchen and I handed her a cucumber to cut up. She stopped talking & looked at me with total befuddlement on her face. She had no idea what to do with it. Really? Really, really?

Oy, I shudder to think what anyone under 30 would do if we were suddenly hit by a meteor and there was no take out or Lean Cuisines to grab while you're heading for safety. I guess that would probably be a challenge for me too, but at least if I FOUND food, I could cook it!

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