Cooking comes naturally to some people while others dread the task, take short cuts or avoid the kitchen whenever possible. Some folks say that cooking is a dying art and point to the abundance of prepared foods and convenience products in grocery stores and the proliferation of restaurants and fast food establishments on almost every corner.
On the other hand there are shelves of cookbooks in many stores and a whole new lineup of cooking shows and stars on cable television. These probably won't convince the die hard kitchen phobics. But it provides some hope that kitchen arts will not become extinct.
Were you born with a cooking gene?