Is cooking a basic human skill?

Learning to cook is an essential life skill that we must all possess. You are well informed that a good home-cooked meal is the best way to be sure of what you eat and will contribute to a healthy lifestyle. Throwing regularly when the brain is still developing establishes stronger neural pathways that persist into adulthood. That's why learning languages and riding a bicycle “is more difficult when you do it as a child.

Hell, the ability to lead a target, unconsciously triangulate all the variables and figure out where to throw to hit the running antelope (or wide receiver) is uniquely human. I may have made it possible to be human. We have those long arms, hypermobile shoulders, upright postures, big brains and powerful posterior chains that allow us to generate incredible power and precision with our projectiles. I did a lot of impromptu climbing as a child.

And not just rocks, trees and big mountains. I would climb fences, so many fences. There were several ways to climb a chain link fence. My favorite was to go head first and turn on my feet, followed closely by perching on top and jumping down.

I can't remember the last time I saw a child climb a fence, let alone a tree. Climbing gyms are growing, so there is a real desire to do so. However, rock climbing is a different beast. What interests me is the ability and confidence to overcome barriers.

You upload it, without really thinking or planning. There's a metaphor somewhere. Jumping is an act of faith. On the stability of the landing surface.

The most important part of the jump is the landing. Landing correctly protects joints from injury and allows you to make a smooth transition to the next movement (running, jumping again, dodging). It is a fundamental skill for most sports and non-sports activities, such as dancing or parkour. But my favorite thing to do in and around large deposits of rocks and minerals is to stir up and down them.

No fanny pack full of chalk. And unlike crazy free climbers, there's no real risk of death and dismemberment. One of my favorite pastimes as a child was walking up and down streams jumping from rock to rock, making sure I never touched the ground. Sometimes we used to make miles long streams around here.

You have to be willing to go barefoot (or sacrifice grip and stability and risk getting your shoes dirty). The rocks are slippery and covered with moss. And you have to go to a working stream. If you don't have much cooking experience, learn from those who have years of cooking experience and have become highly successful chefs.

On the positive side, the survey showed that maintaining the basic ingredients of the food cabinet and sharing cooking responsibilities were seen as positive ways to further encourage home cooking. In addition, the review found that cooking improved overall well-being and health-related quality of life, mainly due to the nutritional benefits provided by cooking.