I was chiming in on the "how to peel a hard boiled egg" thread below, and it reminded me of how my dad also taught me to scramble eggs, and how he could make the most awesome hamburger steak, which I have never been able to duplicate. From my mom I learned to make fluffy, every-grain-separate rice. I think of my parents whenever I fix any of these nice everyday things. What's the best thing you learned from cooking with (or observing) a parent, grandparent, aunt or uncle? Maybe the most useful thing they taught you, or a nice memory that comes back every time you cook that particular dish.