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bickler1

  1 month ago

#SparkAChange

Teach young boys and even girls to cook at school,it used to be called Cookery Class but of course that is too working class so we now call it Domestic Science and more recently Food Technology,madness,it is cooking with good stuff and no waste and a tiny waist will follow.
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Chris563

  1 month ago
I got taught cooking at school and really enjoyed it. Reply
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Ed777

  1 month ago
Good idea Bickler! When we were young we had a housekeeper/nanny called Ruby. Ruby was a strapping girl from Cork who was great fun, very kind and took no nonsense. She taught my brother and I all the cooking basics and we loved it when she made "apple cakes" as we would work along side her making our own mini versions and before they went into the oven Ruby would cut out a pastry E for me and an L for my brother and put them on our "applecakes". Reply
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survay12

  1 month ago
My wife went to a girls' grammar school and was taught Domestic Science. She also had a friend who was a domestic science teacher. However, my wife has a limited memory so, although she can remember lots of the things she was taught, she cannot recall how to actually do it. Reply
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g2714572

  1 month ago
Domestic Science was ours in the 80 s ...food hygiene and in-depth chat on grub :) some what like on here :) followed by the apple pie making and scones and Irish stew that was about the level of our culinary skills
Boys and girls had a exam at the end were visually we had to set up a dining table and make a three course meal all under a timer somewhat like Master chef .:) ...can tell you the lads did better in this to the ladies disgust! but the all fancied the good looking young teacher so that helped Bics ! :)
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rosemary-charles

  1 month ago
Great Post I agree they don't teach the kids anything of use for living now Reply
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Bismuth

  1 month ago
It our food technology lessons, all we learnt to do is make things like a fruit salad and pitta bread 'pizzas'. I wish we learnt how to make more main meals and the importance of not wasting food. Reply
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TolunaTeamEN

  1 month ago
Do you think schools should include more teaching of basic life skills like the one mentioned in your post? Thanks for sharing this topic with us, bickler1! Reply
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tandle2

  1 month ago
My dad taught me to cook before I did domestic science at school where I got an 'A' for my first dish, a steak & kidney pie. Reply
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Minnie1956

  1 month ago
Like Meryl I mostly learnt to cook at home from my mother and later through my own interest in food and cooking. We did have domestic science lessons at grammar school but only for about one term of the first year. The only things I remember doing in those lessons were making a Christmas pudding, setting out a tea-tray (just setting it out, not actually making any scones or cakes or even sandwiches, nor actually making a pot of tea !!!!) and making a cottage pie. Only the third of those lessons was particularly useful. Reply
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Millburn

  1 month ago
My Mum taught me to cook; school lessons were behind where I was at home; BUT I do think that children should be taught now as more & more people seem to never cook from scratch, the simple things like cheese sauce, gravy or a simple stew could help people so much to eat better and save money
And I seriously haven't got a small waist ....
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