I Can’t Cook

I recently read an article that said the number one complaint of millennials is that we “can’t cook.” I’m sure this has something to do with the fact that we grew up in an age of total comfort and convenience. With a booming fast food industry, and rapidly advancing technology at our fingertips – it’s no longer necessary to know how to cook.

Americans that say they hate cleaning up the kitchen after cooking.
Americans that say they don’t have the time to cook.
Americans that feel that going to the supermarket is too time consuming.
Americans that say they can't cook.
Other complaints were along the lines of “grocery shopping is too time consuming”, “I don’t have time”, and “I hate cleaning up afterwards.” Our generation is full of movers and shakers, kids that want to create and explore. We’re the most optimistic generation, living in the most optimistic and opportunistic country in the world.

So what’s the problem? To put it simply, we’re just plain lazy. Strangely in a time of so much technological advancement and entrepreneurship, our generation overall seems to be achieving less.We don’t want to work until we die, but we also don’t want to sacrifice convenience. We don’t use real maps (we just use GPS), we don’t talk on the phone (only text), and we definitely don’t like to cook our food in anything other than a microwave. We’re all about instant gratification and immediate feedback.

In my personal diet, I avoid grains, dairy, corn, beans, refined sugars, and any other processed foods for the most part – Although once a week I have something like movie theater popcorn or turkey ribs! To succeed in the kitchen, you need: patience, quality ingredients, and to learn to season effectively. It’s important to find a balance that keeps your mind and body clear of toxins. Becoming a great cook takes time, but the effort you’re making to prepare what you’re putting into your body is priceless.

On a side not, check out one of my favorite Instagram accounts by clicking the pic below – these people REALLY can’t cook!

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