Originally Posted by Fearless Kitchen
I've had absolutely no formal culinary training. One day when I was about eleven or twelve my grandmother turned to me and said, "It's obvious your mother isn't going to teach you anything domestic; you're staying here with me for a day or two." She taught me the basics and how to feel comfortable in the kitchen so I could do things myself.
I'm really looking forward to getting into this forum and learning from everyone!
I see you are from Boston
I'm on the south shore, and I go to school in the city (Umass).
I had about the same amount of "culinary training" as you - mom never taught me how to even boil water, and my grandmother provided me with my first cookbook 2 christmases ago. I don't think that not having that kind of training is a disadvantge though :) that way you have a different way of cooking than anyone else in your family, but you still have grandma's guidance :)