Have you heard of/seen Sorted Food ?They’re a bunch of friends who post hilarious, yummy and simple to make cooking videos on YouTube, they have teamed up with the Co Op to sort out the #CookingGap that is around today.
The #CookingGap is basically the lull of people who just don’t know basic cooking skills and how bad in the last 30 ish years it has got from not being taught it in schools to not being handed down skills at home.
I will admit I fall into the gap because although I can do the basics (as a mum you just have to learn) I’m not the best cook, my mum was never the most adventurous with food (no offence mum) and I would never go and help or try to learn – sound familiar?
Do you remember all those years ago on Big Brother when Glynn couldn’t boil an egg and did his very first in the house? So many people can’t even do that and it’s something basic, right? Nobody’s saying you have to know how to create the best boiled egg in the world (not that there’s much you can do with a boiled egg) but it’s definitely important to know the concept – and that’s what Co Op and Sorted Food are trying to achieve.
I’ve struggled with my weight forever and not being able to cook very well has definitely not helped with that, choosing the convenience of a jar over making my own and not having the know how to use certain ingredients.
I dont think there’s anything wrong with using convenience food once in a while, especially as a busy parent but it’s so easy to use it too often. I’ve definitely come away from the event feeling more positive about cooking and can’t wait to see what they have in store for the cooking gap in 2017.
When you think of it, why is PE a mandatory subject in school but cooking not? Being able to cook healthy meals and have those skills is as important as exercise because you need both don’t you?
Can you cook? Did you teach yourself or learn from someone else?
Until the next post,
Are and Pops.
I was invited along to the event with other bloggers to share our opinions, we weren’t required to post about it but I think it’s so important to spread the word and see how this #CookingGap can be filled.