Originally Posted by urmaniac13
I remember while I was growing up I was practically "banned" from any kitchen activity, as my mother had this conviction that I would either chop off my finger or blow up the whole kitchen. I taught myself everything from scatch about cooking when I started to live independently. I always wished I could have started much earlier, so I would encourage any children who are interested to participate.
This happened with me also urnmaniac. Mum was always shooing me out of the kitchen (even into my late teens) with a terse "Out - you're in the way". Not that the kitchen at home was small in any way, but I think Mum was just 'territorial' so to speak. I cant think of any other explaination.
On the positive side, I think that my own interest in cooking peaked when I became independent also. It was a case of having to learn when I lived solo for a few years, and discovered how much fun it was. The fun hasn't stopped.