Last week I visited my aunt-in-law in Pune. It was a four day fun filled trip and I’m still missing the time spent there with family and friends but for one thing.
Generally as a courtesy rule when you visit someone, relative or friends, you ask if any help is needed in the kitchen.
Now aunt-in-law’s being just like our second home, I should have taken the initiative of offering any kind of help or maybe cook a dish or two. Not that she expects, it is me who expect from self.
Even at a school friend’s place, where I was invited for lunch, I just did not really know where to start helping. I stood there asking though, and ended up only talking to her and eating in luxury 🙂
Basically, I somehow don’t know how to help in anyone else’s kitchen.
I feel lost and quiet like a person who doesn’t like or know (or both) cooking. But in reality it is the reverse. I certainly love to cook and I know how to! When at home I’m a cook whom my husband loves and my mother in law is proud of because I know how to make all the Marathi food (well, almost) and I do it with compassion.
Cut to someone else’s kitchen: I tend to feel confused about what to do and when to do! I mean everyone’s kitchen is differently managed and differently operated. I know every kitchen has cooking range and spices and the necessary items but generally the organization is different, you know what I mean?
So, when at other’s place what comes out of me as person is someone who doesn’t know cooking, is not courteous enough to offer help and is a lazy bum who just does’t like to move even the little toe finger, sigh 😦
Mostly, all I can do it set the table and wipe the table 😛
What’s your story? Can you take charge of someone else’s kitchen just like that? Do you too feel awkward and lost?
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