My mom is a terrible cook. And by terrible, I mean she can’t even seem to microwave well — and the instructions are right there on the side of whatever she’s trying to heat! She and my dad are both investment bankers, so they work a lot. I’m an only child, so I’m home alone on the regular, and even though I can order food and have it delivered to our apartment, I decided about a year ago to take a run at cooking.
I gave my mom a list of books to order, and I started reading cooking websites and blogs too. I’ve gone from making boxed mac and cheese to making tomato risotto. And I love it. I love shopping for food, prepping for a meal, and cooking for me and my best friend (she loves to bake, and usually makes our dessert). Right now I’m working on a few vegan recipes for my mom. She’s been a vegan for 10 years, and has accepted the idea that her entire diet has to consist of raw vegetables and juices. She’s wrong.