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Trading Recipes: 01/12/05

There's a fascinating article in the San Francisco Chronicle today called "Kids in the Kitchen" which describes how more and more kids are cooking as a hobby. This story comes right on the heels of a story I read from Scotland (Children Who Can't Cook) lamenting on how modern children don't have any basic skills. Yesterday on the BookCrossing forum I posted my response to the "Can't Cook" article discussion, telling about Sean who at age two and a bit all ready has a few recipes memorized and knows how to do the laundry, feed the cat and do the dishes.

Now there's an article about how popular cooking has become with children from Sean's age up through jr. high school. The new popularity in the States with cooking apparently comes from two fronts: cooking shows on television (which Sean enjoys) and anti-obesity nutrition classes aimed at children. The kids learn how to cook and take those skills home to their parents. So I'm now imagining Sean at school in the not to distant future and he's trading recipe cards with his friends like I used to swap stickers with my friends. Perhaps Ninendo will come out with a recipe trading deck.

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