Hi everyone. As many of you know, I have started a business called “Take back the Kitchen” where I help women (and men if they are so inclined) overcome psychological obstacles to cooking. I will be making use of my background as a therapist and my experience in the kitchen in both group seminars and individual, hands-on sessions.
There are so many competent and intelligent women out there who excel in many or most of their endeavors but when it comes to cooking it’s a whole other ballgame. Many of us become frustrated, annoyed, resentful, or stressed out and just give up when it comes to creating healthy and tasty meals for ourselves and our families. There are individual, unique reasons for our struggles but some very common ones as well. Some of the more common reasons for our limited interest in pursuing a home cooking career even if it is something we truly desire is fear of failure. Another is a Type A, perfectionist personality. Another may be that we fear becoming a boring suburban housewife a la 1950s stereotype. It is very easy to order in, take out or buy prepared foods in any supermarket so why bother?
Anybody have any thoughts or stories to share about your struggles?