We learn about food, our culture and how to cook by watching our parents cook. Well, in most cases that is where our earliest introduction with cooking comes from.
I remember as a very young child, going to my grandparents’ house after school and my grandfather would be watching cooking shows. Long before I became a FoodNetwork junkie, I was a Ken Kostick and Mary Jo Eustace What’s For Dinner fan.
My brothers, cousins and I would always hang out in the kitchen while our grandparents taught us how to cook Filipino food. We’d loiter in the kitchen under the guise of actually wanting to learn how to cook, when in reality, we just wanted to sample all their yummy food. My grandparents were both fabulous cooks.
I say we learn about food by watching our parents (or grandparents) in the kitchen. Now I find myself watching FoodNetwork or even YouTube videos! How about Pinterest? If I need a recipe, I just Google it and pray there’s a video!
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I have to say that I only really started cooking when I first lived on my own. With parents and grandparents who were amazing cooks, I never had to really put into practice what I learned. I failed miserably when I first started on my own. The fear of not being able to cook meat properly was something that stressed me out. When Hubby and I were in our first year of marriage, I was so stressed out about cooking for my mother-in-law.
Who cooks a roast beef better than a beef farmer’s wife? I couldn’t even make my own pie crusts, let alone cook the perfect roast! I had tremendous anxiety cooking beef for my beef farmer mother-in-law. Turns out she loves my cooking. I still wish I had Canadian Beef recipes, tips, and videos back then!
Check out this video on “How to Make the Perfect Pot Roast“.
With Mother’s Day and Easter coming up, I know my husband is going to ask me to make one of the above recipes (most likely the oven roast)!
It’s interesting how as I prepare to end this post, we come full circle. I began talking about how as a child, I watched and learned as my grandparents cooked their dishes from their home country of the Philippines. Now that my daughter is four years old, she is now learning how to cook and often acts as my very capable Sous Chef!
If you’re teaching your kids how to cook, these Canadian Beef videos will come in handy!
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