I have always had a strong interest in food, recipes and cooking. I grew up in the late 1950's and early to late 1960's. Women's Lib was in it's early stages, and the majority of women were still working at home . . . cooking, sewing, cleaning and bringing up their families, whilst the father's went out to work.
I learned how to cook at the knees of my mother and grandmothers. I was very lucky in that way, as they were really great cooks. I went on to learn further from my first and second mother's in law, who were also wonderful cooks! Home Economics was taught in the schools, and I have to say that the cooking part of it was my favourite aspect of it all. (That and the eating!) As a result of that tutelage, I ended up being a fairly competent cook! Not everyone was, or is so lucky!
Those were the days when it was thought that the way to a man's heart was through his stomach! I'm not sure that has changed, although the climate of how and why we cook sure has! These days a lot of women are forced, through no fault of their own, to have to go out to work outside of the home along with their husbands to earn a living for their families. This has been going on for at least 40 years now, resulting in a great deal of women (and men) out there who have never actually been taught the basic skills that I was taught when I was young.
Statiscally, more and more families are being brought up on convenience foods and take-aways for speed and convenience. It is taking it's toll with the rise of obesity and all of it's side effects being one of the major health problems facing our country today! Many people are under the impression that it takes too much time to cook, or that they can't cook. It doesn't have to be that way!
There is a solution. Cooking does not have to be a skill cloaked in mystery, and ready-meals do not have to be a way of life! There are a wide variety of cookery courses in the UK now available through Hot Courses. And they are tailored specifically to your needs with cookery courses in London, as well as many online cookery courses being offered. Tinned curries and packaged mash no longer need to be the order of the day with customized, personally tailored courses, as well as in person and online courses being offered at every culinary level.
Whether you are looking to cook professionally or just for your own family. Perhaps you are wanting to amp up your dinner party skills??? Maybe you are wanting to learn how to cook exotic and foreign delights? Maybe you are just tired of serving ready meals and wanting to serve your family something healthier. Cookery courses could just be the ticket you are looking for to do that!