One of my number one hobbies is cooking.
People have to eat several times each afternoon, so it’s a skill you’re forced to practice constantly unless you eat out all of the time.
If you’re reading an instrument, your survival doesn’t rely on the tunes you create with it. On the contrary, the products of my experiments in cooking nourish my body and my soul. As I get better at it, I don’t make as many mistakes as I did in the past. I know that’s a sizable barrier for people who don’t know how to cook. They make mistakes and throw out food in frustration. I think I was fortunate to have a mother and father who both cooked nearly every afternoon of the week. The two of us never went to eating establishments to eat meals, although sometimes every one of us ordered Chinese food or pizza from a local tavern. If I eat Chinese food these nights, I usually cook it myself rather than get it from a eating establishment. Unfortunately, these kinds of food put a lot of oil and grease in the air. Whenever I swap out my a/c filter, it usually has an orange and brown tint to it. Recently I had a mishap while cooking that started a small fire that only lasted for 2 minutes at most, hOwever, it created so much smoke that I had to open windows and turn on the a/c to circulate the air. Thankfully a/c circulating helped thin out the smoke so I could breathe again. A lot of it got outside through open windows, however the amount of soot on my a/c filter leads me to assume that it was the a/c that got the smoke out of the air so hastily.