I read this today here: http://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/food-wine/recipes/5617901/Why-pudding-still-matters
" "I now feel extremely lucky that my mother was happy to encourage me to cook," she says.
"It distresses me that people have an incredibly limited knowledge of how food goes together. I think that's very disempowering.
"Start children off on baking, don't ask them to clean up because that's off-putting, and encourage them to have fun." "This is so true. I guess I always enjoyed baking, probably because I liked eating the end product, and did a lot of it during my year at university as a comfort sort of thing. But then I started chef school and it opened my eyes to cookery. Now I can do all sorts, although I admit I do need to practice some things more. But I can still do it.