I never really knew how to cook growing up.
My Papa and Mama are both excellent cooks that we kids were contented to just sit by the table and wait for our delicious ulam to be served to us every meal time. So, when I got married and had kids, I really had a hard time in the kitchen.
I often joked that it’s a good thing my husband knows how to cook or else we’ll go hungry. Lol.
But lately, I’ve been stepping out of my comfort zone and been braving the kitchen. I started with our daily meryenda. From leche flan to biko to yema cakes. I also started experimenting with our ulam. Just a couple of nights ago, I served meatballs and misua soup for dinner. That I made from scratch. I’ve never been so proud of myself haha!
I maybe a little late in getting comfortable in the kitchen, but hey, I’m slowly getting there.
That is why I’m amazed at how kids and young adults nowadays are so much into cooking. I guess technology play a role in all this. It’s now easy for new cooks to search online for cooking videos or check out ‘food hacks’ to be able to come up with any dish they want that they can, in turn, show off on social media.