A friend gave me a box of mixed fruit for Mother's Day. We've been eating our way through it steadily, but one item has stumped me.
One enormous grapefruit.
(Not my photo)
I don't care much for grapefruit, but it seems a shame to let it go to waste. So I poked around a bit and found this recipe for grapefruit cake.
Before I found it, Google served me up a couple of cooking blogs and many other grapefruit recipes, mostly for ices and salads.
As I was looking around at them, I kept thinking of a rant about cooking that my sister in law posted on her blog, and in particular, one comment she received on it.
Your generation and younger are a generation of non-cookers. Most unfortunately do not know how to prepare most foods because they were raised on prepared snack foods and fast food. So Sad!
I have pondered and pondered that remark. I have also pondered the huge success of Pioneer Woman's cookbook.
Her cookbook has very simple, tasty recipes that you can make even if you are a total cooking noob. I've made a bunch of them, and liked them all. (She introduced me to the wonders of kosher salt, for one thing!)
So what I conclude is that, although my generation does not cook, the current economic situation has put such a crunch on people that they are having to learn to cook. So they buy pretty cookbooks with lots of pictures and easy instructions, because it's a great way to learn.