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Old 03-29-2013, 09:30 PM   #11
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I wish you all the best. I got interested in cooking after becoming addicted to the food channel on cable. If you have cable, perhaps your wife could start watching it and her passion and confidence might grow. Have you thought of cooking together just until she feels confident? I cooked with my daughters and taught them one recipe at a time. For example, one of my daughters would cook Chicken Carbonara every Thursday night. For the first time, we cooked it together, then the next time, I just supervised her then after that, she was able to cook it from scratch. Now we eat it every fortnight and she is capable of cooking it for the family. All the best and i hope it all works out well for you...
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Old 03-30-2013, 01:38 AM   #12
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where is your wife from, ncage? that mght help us figure out how to get info across to her.

my wife learned to cook from a combo of rachael ray's 30 minute meals cookbooks, fannie farmer cookbook (for bigger things like roasts), from watching tv cooking shows, and from the excellent tuteladge of her loving husband.

i taught her how to make meatballs, grill meats, and make sauces/gravy; she taught me how to drive stick, lol.

keep up your positive attitude, be honest when thngs go well, and choke down the mistakes with a smile. it'll eventually get better and pay big dividends in the long run.
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Old 03-30-2013, 09:14 AM   #13
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Great input from all here.

I feel for her .. she just wants to do it right.

As Bucky said there are good shows on the tv that might help her see how easy some things can be .. she can see someone else do it with no stress and hopefully that will inspire her.

Good luck and keep us posted on her progress.
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