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Re: The First Thing You Learned How To Cook And At What Age? by mrmofasa(m): 11:38pm On Oct 05, 2012
saintneo: I think mine was jollof rice at 11-12years old. I used my mum's stew and leftover rice, then poured in a very large quantity of curry to make is turn yellow. Turned guru by 15, lost my guru-ness by 28. Now looking for a wifey to re-educate & assist.
I think i've lost my guru-ness too. To cook now dey fear me.

Chei. . .and I used to be a good cook o.
Re: The First Thing You Learned How To Cook And At What Age? by Nobody: 11:48pm On Oct 05, 2012
The first thing I learnt to cook was fried eggs at age 8.
Re: The First Thing You Learned How To Cook And At What Age? by Xionez(m): 12:01am On Oct 06, 2012
Ah, It was rice (as usual) and I was 11.
I had filled a medium sized pot with water halfway through and placed on the stove.
Poured a cup of rice into it. I looked at it and decided it was too small for me. I added another 2 FULL CUPS.
I leave the rest to imagination. grin

Mumsie wasn't happy to see her messed up kitchen, spilled water and cooked rice everywhere.
Banned me from stepping within 100m from her food store.
Re: The First Thing You Learned How To Cook And At What Age? by Richy4(m): 12:14am On Oct 06, 2012
I was 11years when I was parceled from the East to Abuja to start a JSS1. i was living in the hostel. I and my three friends, went to Wuse market and bought a little kerosene stove.since cooking was not permitted, we smuggle the stove into the hostel.we used Big bonvita tin for pot to cook jellof rice.as i was cooking,I covered the little stove and the bonvita tin with an Iron bucket,to avoid the aroma coming out.and my friends were at the door watching when the senior prefect or House master will be coming.that was in the good old days. grin
Re: The First Thing You Learned How To Cook And At What Age? by dagbokoncept(m): 12:20am On Oct 06, 2012
Mine was arnd 6yrs,it hapnd dat my younga bro nd I came bak 4rm skul nd we decided 2 mke eba since no1 wad arnd nd dea is soup @ hme.Dea wan no kero in d stove so I decded 2 use d hot plate electric cooker.I boild d water 4 hrs nd it refusd 2 boil due to low electric voltage,so I prepard d eba wit d warm water nd it nw resultd in2 semi eba wit no diffrence 4rm a soakd gaari.we jst hve 2 eat it up like so dat wen Mum returns she won't find out.
Re: The First Thing You Learned How To Cook And At What Age? by MrLee(m): 12:40am On Oct 06, 2012
Bros why u want take me go back d menory lane ? Na beans o and dey around 6yrs and uptill now if i cook beans 4 u ba na fire! Eh!! My father!!!
Re: The First Thing You Learned How To Cook And At What Age? by Antell95(m): 12:45am On Oct 06, 2012
I learnt how to prepare bread with Kai-Kai
Re: The First Thing You Learned How To Cook And At What Age? by Watermelon(m): 12:49am On Oct 06, 2012
me?, i learnt to boil egg at 30yrs of age, cooked white rice for the first time at 29yrs of age, learnt to prepare eba at 31years of age, don't want to learn more cos i can't afford to compete with wifey in the kictchen cheesy cry cry cry
Re: The First Thing You Learned How To Cook And At What Age? by Tolaaaaannni(f): 1:05am On Oct 06, 2012
Learned how to boil an egg at 7.
Re: The First Thing You Learned How To Cook And At What Age? by parryon(f): 2:08am On Oct 06, 2012
Jollof rice at age 9......dad bought me a bicycle for that delicious rice because my elder sister who was 2 years older dan me was yet to learn how to boil white rice and mom gave some neighbours small portions to taste and everyone 'woooowed and aahhed' at me for that.

And that was hw mom turned me to d family cook but to me A SLAVE!
Re: The First Thing You Learned How To Cook And At What Age? by UmericanGirl(f): 2:12am On Oct 06, 2012
grin grin grin grin

Re: The First Thing You Learned How To Cook And At What Age? by dasparrow: 2:52am On Oct 06, 2012
@Post

I started cooking at age 8. I first learnt how to make amala and then eba and then white rice, okro soup, egusi, banga and starch, yam porridge, moi-moi and then everything in between. I thank God for my excellent culinary skills which I harnessed at a young age.
Re: The First Thing You Learned How To Cook And At What Age? by bbpreye2: 3:24am On Oct 06, 2012
Learnt how to fry GARRI!
Re: The First Thing You Learned How To Cook And At What Age? by bbpreye2: 3:26am On Oct 06, 2012
Learnt how to fry GARRI together with groundnut oil. It tasted nice though!

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Re: The First Thing You Learned How To Cook And At What Age? by bbpreye2: 3:28am On Oct 06, 2012
Learnt the secrets of frying GARRI to make it rise together with beans!
Re: The First Thing You Learned How To Cook And At What Age? by Nobody: 3:29am On Oct 06, 2012
.bbpreye:
Learnt how to fry GARRI together with groundnut oil. It tasted nice though!
grin grin grin this guy, you no dey ever tire for garri? lool
Re: The First Thing You Learned How To Cook And At What Age? by bbpreye2: 3:30am On Oct 06, 2012
We were just frying GARRI and GARRI and more GARRI cos we ate GARRI morning afternoon and night when we were young..
Re: The First Thing You Learned How To Cook And At What Age? by bbpreye2: 3:33am On Oct 06, 2012
GARRI that's what I was taught to prepare when I was young!
Re: The First Thing You Learned How To Cook And At What Age? by bbpreye2: 3:38am On Oct 06, 2012
My grand mum was a GARRI specialist so she really taught me the ABC of frying GARRI. Her GARRi was the best in the village! Our home was called GARRILAND! I was 4yrs old..
Re: The First Thing You Learned How To Cook And At What Age? by bbpreye2: 3:41am On Oct 06, 2012
@op am thinking of establishing a school for GARRI studies.. Cos what my grandmum taught was priceless! We made the best GARRI you could ever imagine! GARRI was our source of income..
Re: The First Thing You Learned How To Cook And At What Age? by Nobody: 4:23am On Oct 06, 2012
@ 5 how to warm waffle in the microwave. Momma will say press 100 then start. There after open the fridge get the syrup and you know the rest.
Re: The First Thing You Learned How To Cook And At What Age? by Rosebela(f): 4:29am On Oct 06, 2012
All na wash
Re: The First Thing You Learned How To Cook And At What Age? by Nobody: 5:43am On Oct 06, 2012
Indomie at age 6. Its the only thing I can really cook till date.
Re: The First Thing You Learned How To Cook And At What Age? by Harmonyco(f): 6:30am On Oct 06, 2012
I did mine @ d age of 6 beans nd yam. I dont wast machstick cuz i use to boil water 4 my morni tea. D tin happened wen my mum ask me to measure sm cups of beans nd pick i use to help her to do dat so after picking it she asked me to boil water i tot she wil do it nd i wanted to join my frnds dat are playin outside. When i told her i ve boiled d water she now said its ur turn to cook 2day Holy Jesus i danced Ajasco but dats is not 4 my mum so i ve to do it or i wil b grounded. But she assisted in in givin me quantity of salt nd pepper 4 it.
Re: The First Thing You Learned How To Cook And At What Age? by philipstanley(m): 6:32am On Oct 06, 2012
First i leaned hw 2 boil yam and rice at age 5
Re: The First Thing You Learned How To Cook And At What Age? by Exponental(m): 6:46am On Oct 06, 2012
I think it was rice. Cant remember. But d memorable food was beans @ d age of 12 or 13. It was a bad experience. I was 2 cook a derica of beans but I proudly increased it 2 one n a half. I added ALL ingredients shortly after i put it on fire (as if it was rice).
I starved d family dat nite. We only managed 2 eat small available bread.
Re: The First Thing You Learned How To Cook And At What Age? by Josydaky(f): 6:48am On Oct 06, 2012
Mine was a terrible pap at age 7
Re: The First Thing You Learned How To Cook And At What Age? by chucky234(m): 7:22am On Oct 06, 2012
Egusi soup and eba followed by akpu,starch and banga soup in 1986. I have remained an excellent cook ever since,hmmm got my first personal apron in 1996.
Re: The First Thing You Learned How To Cook And At What Age? by PrinceDudu(m): 7:26am On Oct 06, 2012
acidosis™:
Mine was Pap at age 2 . Then I would jump off from my cot..straight to the kitchen to make pap..while mum is asleep..

smiley

Ogi belle....lolz
Re: The First Thing You Learned How To Cook And At What Age? by chucky234(m): 7:27am On Oct 06, 2012
.bbpreye:
We were just frying GARRI and GARRI and more GARRI cos we ate GARRI morning afternoon and night when we were young..
No wonder your brain don dey carbonated because of too much carbohydrate.
Re: The First Thing You Learned How To Cook And At What Age? by holycuriousity(m): 7:37am On Oct 06, 2012
....Cooked for the very first time at age 17 and it was white rice...... Salt plenty pass d rice sha... Lol
Re: The First Thing You Learned How To Cook And At What Age? by Redblueblur: 8:45am On Oct 06, 2012
Mine was to soak-and-travel. Thats soaking GARRI inside water by 7am to drink it with coconut by 2pm, at the tender age of 6. It was an experience

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