Can you cook?

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Tom cooking an egg

Can you cook?

This teenager can – and his mum's very happy with him.

Tom is like any other teenager. He goes to school, does his homework, meets his friends and enjoys doing sport.

But between 5.30 and 6.30 from Monday to Friday, Tom does something different. He cooks dinner for all the family: mum, dad, younger brother Joe and older sister Emma.

I think it's important for teenagers to learn how to cook. Maths and English are important, of course, but they need other skills too to help them in today's world.

First I taught Tom how to cook easy meals like pizza or egg and chips. Then he started using recipes in my cookery books. Yesterday he made vegetable soup. It was very good! – Tom's mum

I love cooking and I think I'm really good at it. None of my friends cook. I don't know why, it isn't difficult and it's great fun! – Tom

In the past, Tom didn't help out at home and his mum wasn't very happy with him. Today, things are different and she is very happy.


What can you cook?

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Submitted by UrbaezEdith on Mon, 07/16/2018 - 12:37

Well, i can cook rice, eggs, chips, diferent meat´s type, spaguetti, soup, tostones and so much meals.

Submitted by msmail on Sat, 07/07/2018 - 15:56

I love cooking, and i like to cook Arabic meals.
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Submitted by armando on Wed, 06/27/2018 - 10:01

yes i can i cook rice,noodle,stir fry vegetable and egg
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Submitted by Elsa007 on Mon, 04/02/2018 - 13:41

Anything! ...with a recipe ;)

Submitted by cat28 on Fri, 03/30/2018 - 06:43

I love cooking.

Submitted by nikop1967 on Tue, 02/27/2018 - 16:28


Submitted by Grozinho on Tue, 02/27/2018 - 11:35

I can cook pasta, meat, soup, etc. I like cooking very much. I normally cook for my family and friends. I can make a delicious chocolate candy.

Submitted by mimi98 on Fri, 02/23/2018 - 14:10


Submitted by Daka on Wed, 01/17/2018 - 08:38

I’m pretty good to Cook meal. I Cook meal every sunday to myself. But I’m not lever at it. I only Cook some meals.

Submitted by pinpilinpausa on Tue, 01/16/2018 - 21:49

To be honest, I´m not good cooking, but i think that it is entertaining.
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Submitted by Ahjeen on Wed, 01/10/2018 - 16:32

I LOVE cooking but I can't cook lots of stuff. I can cook fried rice and egg&fries
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