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Cooking is BACK, baby!

Posted in Articles with tags , , , , on October 20, 2008 by lickthebowlcomau

Once upon a time, just one generation ago, mothers stayed home and cooked for their families.  Home made treats were baked daily and set upon the kitchen counter for the return of hungry children after school.  Casseroles were shared at the dinner table during the evening news and picnics featured share-able goodies like pies, cakes, cold chicken and flasks of tea.

Today, thanks to an invasion of celebrity chefs (with or without profanities), the weekend presence of wonderful farmers’ markets and dozens of new TV lifestyle programmes … cooking is BACK!!  The funny thing is that it’s now a novelty!

When was the last time you got your hands deliciously dirty in a bowl of flour, or creamed some butter and sugar?  When did you last prepare a meal for your family, or even for yourself, using ingredients rather than packets?  If you’re like me, you’re enjoying the resurgence of cooking for pleasure.

Whether you’re a beginner or a gourmet cook, Chef’s Toolbox will inspire you to look forward to your kitchen adventures.  Getting together with a bunch of friends over a glass of wine is the ideal way to remind yourself that food is fun and that preparing it can be enjoyable.  Hope to see you at a Chef’s Toolbox cooking party soon!