Re: Re: Cohousing-L Digest, Vol 26, Issue 5
From: Bonnie Fergusson (
Date: Mon, 6 Mar 2006 09:54:53 -0800 (PST)
     At Swan's every adult cooks and it's not really a
problem that some are not good or experienced cooks
since we cook in teams of two or sometimes 3 and the
less experienced cooks just end up teamed up with more
experienced cooks who tell them what to buy or chop
and when to put things in the oven etc.  Also there is
all the setting the table and clean up involved so
everyone has plenty to do and we eat well.  
     We even had a disabled Ukrainian man staying with
us for 3 months who lived at home with his mother in
the Ukraine and had never cooked in his life; who
helped out when it was my turn to cook and we ended up
learning some Russian dishes--he emailed his mother
for recipes and she sent them back in Russian and then
he translated them for us and helped us prepare them.
It was a learning experience for all and he went home
better able to cook for himself.  
   I really recommend the universal cooking
participation--it's fun, educational and community
building.  Don't let yourselves be defined by your
fears or current inabilities.
               Bonnie Fergusson
             Swan's Market Cohousing
               Oakland, CA

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